House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel set 200 years before the events of the main show, has released a teaser trailer, and it's only a minute and 17 seconds long, but it's as exciting as seven hells:
Let's break the trailer down, shall we?
The first shot is of Daemon Targaryen (played by Matt Smith): We see him heading down some kind of dark tunnel/cavern.
Then we see what we learn in a later shot is Daemon standing on the beach — presumably at Dragonstone — with his niece Rhaenyra, Viserys' daughter by his first wife and the current heir to the throne.
There's this shot of a spooky dragon skull or statue lit up by a bunch of candles.
We see a close-up of the pin of the Hand of the King, which belongs to Otto Hightower, who is the father of Alicent, the second wife of King Viserys I.
Then we get a shot of King Viserys himself, sitting on the Iron Throne and clutching a sword.
The next shot is Rhaenyra, but the young version of her, played by Milly Alcock.
We then see the current/older version of Emma D'Arcy's Rhaenyra standing alongside Daemon on that beach.
Then there's a fight at a tourney involving at least one Targaryen.
Next we get a shot of Corlys Velaryon, also known as the Sea Snake, played by Steve Toussaint.
We see the Velaryons entering the throne room, including Corlys with his wife, Rhaenys (Eve Best), who is a cousin of Viserys, along with their son Laenor (John McMillan) and their daughter Laena (Savannah Steyn).
This woman is Mysaria (Sonoya Mizuno), a dancer from Lys who becomes Daemon's ally.
We then see Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) with a familiar-looking dagger in her hand.
We get glimpses of a tourney at what appears to be Horn Hill, seat of House Tarly.
Then there is a shot of two people fighting (one of whom appears to be Laenor Velaryon).
Finally we get a shot of a woman who is presumably Rhaenyra walking toward the Iron Throne, which, interestingly, is slightly different — and much more imposing — than the throne we know from Game of Thrones.
And there we have it — our first look at House of the Dragon, coming to our screens sometime in 2022.