House of the Dragon is an upcoming American fantasy drama television series that is a prequel to Game of Thrones (2011-2019), both of which are based on George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books.

House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel that takes place 200 years before the events of the HBO mega-hit, is already recreating the magic. The new spin-off series based on George RR Martin's Fire & Blood has received rave reviews from critics.

Do You Need To Watch Games Of Thrones Before Watching House Of Dragon?

The House Of Dragon of Dragon is a prequel series, which is set around 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. Hence there is no direct link with the story. But there are a few things which one should know.

A few details You Should Know Before You Watch House of the Dragon

Who are the Targaryens?

The Targaryens originated in Old Valyria, an Essos territory on the Valyrian Peninsula. They are the only dragonlord family to have survived Valyria's devastating fall, which resulted in the Valyrian empire's demise. Another family tradition is inter-marriage, and they are more than willing to marry brothers and cousins to keep the bloodline pure.

Who took over the King's Landings after the Targaryens left?

During Aegon's Conquest of Westeros, the family establishes a foothold in the capital city of King's Landing and goes on to rule seven kingdoms from the iron throne and with the help of their dragons. They rule for about 300 years until Aerys the Mad King's death during Robert's Rebellion brings the powerful dragon-riding dynasty to an end. Jaime Lannister, the king's guard, assassinates King Aerys II, and the first episode of Game of Thrones follows.

Aerys, also known as the Mad King, had three children: Rhaegar, Viserys, and Daenerys. In the first season of Game of Thrones, we also learn that Viserys and Daenerys, two of the remaining Targaryens, fled into exile and are now living in the Free Cities of Essos without any dragons and without actual family members.

House of the Dragon India Release Time

6:30 AM

August 22 | 2022