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    "House Of The Dragon" Teaser: Breaking Down What We Know So Far

    We've finally got our first proper look at the Game of Thrones prequel.

    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:

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    The show is about a Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. 

    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.

    Daemon walks through a dark room holding a torch
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    Daemon is the brother of King Viserys I, and one of the people who have their eye on the throne for when old Viserys croaks it. It's Daemon's voiceover we hear in the trailer, as he says: "Gods. Kings. Fire. And Blood. Dreams didn’t make us kings — dragons did." So yeah, you can kinda get his vibe already. 

    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.

    Two figures are silhouetted against the ocean
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    Rhaenyra is played by Emma D'Arcy. 

    There's this shot of a spooky dragon skull or statue lit up by a bunch of candles.

    A dragon head is situated behind a row of burning candles
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    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.

    Close-up of the hand of the king pin on someone's clothing
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    Otto is played by Rhys Ifans. 

    Then we get a shot of King Viserys himself, sitting on the Iron Throne and clutching a sword.

    A man clutches a sword while sitting on the Iron Throne
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    He's played by Paddy Considine.

    The next shot is Rhaenyra, but the young version of her, played by Milly Alcock.

    Rhaenyra stares into the camera with the throne behind her
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    We then see the current/older version of Emma D'Arcy's Rhaenyra standing alongside Daemon on that beach.

    Rhaenyra and Daemon stand on the beach
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    Then there's a fight at a tourney involving at least one Targaryen.

    Two men in armor fight with shields
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    Next we get a shot of Corlys Velaryon, also known as the Sea Snake, played by Steve Toussaint.

    Close up of Corlys Velaryon
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    The Valryons are an ancient Valyrian house, just like the Targaryens, and they're richer than the Lannisters. Corlys is famous for his seafaring skills and powerful navy. 

    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).

    The Velaryon family enter the throne room
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    This woman is Mysaria (Sonoya Mizuno), a dancer from Lys who becomes Daemon's ally.

    Close-up of Mysaria
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    We then see Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) with a familiar-looking dagger in her hand.

    Alicent looks distressed while holding a dagger with men in the background
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    We get glimpses of a tourney at what appears to be Horn Hill, seat of House Tarly.

    Close-up of a horse's legs running
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    Two women watch a joust
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    Aerial view of two knights on horseback jousting
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    Then there is a shot of two people fighting (one of whom appears to be Laenor Velaryon).

    Two men fight with swords inside a castle
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    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.

    A woman faces the Iron Throne
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    This throne actually matches the description of the Iron Throne from the books more closely. 

    And there we have it — our first look at House of the Dragon, coming to our screens sometime in 2022.

    Title treatment for Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon
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    Who else is excited?!