TV - Movies
Details In The
House Of The
Dragon Trailer
That Might
Confuse GoT Fans
HBO's upcoming prequel series, "House of the Dragon," delves deeper into the history of Westeros, and takes the viewer back to the days when the dragon-riding Targaryens ruled the roost. Even though the series wears its “GOT” colors proudly the new trailer has plenty of small details that might confuse even the most fervent fans.
In the mass exodus from Essos after the Doom of Valyria, two prominent Valyrian families actually settled (read: conquered) Westeros — the Targaryens and the Velaryons, the latter of which has died out by the time "Game of Thrones" begins. At the time of "House of the Dragon," however, the Velaryons are still very much on the scene and will play a central role in the Targaryen civil war to come.
In the new teaser trailer to "House of The Dragon," audiences witness some familiar names bending the knee to King Viserys I Targaryen, including Richard Stark. This Richard Stark is however not the one who gets burned to death by the Mad King Aerys II Targaryen and is actually five or six generation-removed from “GOT’s” Ned Stark.
King Viserys I Targaryen sits upon the Iron Throne at the start of "House of the Dragon" — again, fans who closely recall Season 1 of "GOT" will note that Danys' older brother Viserys shares the same name. This would mean King Viserys I Targaryen is Dany and Viserys' distant ancestor, living some 200 years before any of the final generations of Targaryens are born.
In the new trailer for "House of the Dragon," a familiar and ornate war room in Dragonstone should have caught the attention of eagle-eyed "GOT" fans. Fans familiar with "Game of Thrones" lore will remember that — before Robert's Rebellion — the fortress of Dragonstone was part of the Crownlands under the paramount lordship of the Targaryen kings.