‘House of the Dragon’ goes back approximately two hundred years to centre on the beginning of the end of the once all-powerful dynasty that dominated the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. The prequel series finds the Targaryen dynasty at the absolute apex of its power, with more than 15 dragons under their yoke.
Most empires—real and imagined—crumble from such heights. In the case of the Targaryens, their slow fall begins almost 193 years before the events of Game of Thrones, when King Viserys Targaryen breaks with a century of tradition by naming his daughter Rhaenyra heir to the Iron Throne.
But when Viserys later fathers a son, the court is shocked when Rhaenyra retains her status as his heir, and seeds of division sow friction across the realm…
Watch L&C’s awesome Young One Maddie Evans as Dyana and the brilliant Mikhail Sen as Mickon in ‘House of the Dragon’ on HBO & Sky Atlantic.