As part of their upcoming lineup trailer, HBO has confirmed that the long awaited Game Of Thrones prequel series House Of The Dragon, will be released in 2022. The clip in the trailer revealed little aside from a fiery graphic announcing the release date.

The series will be based upon George R. R. Martin’s book series Fire And Blood, which explores the heritage of the Targaryen family. If you are expecting to see familiar characters from Game Of Thrones, then you may be disappointed as Fire And Blood and House Of The Dragon are set centuries before the events of Game Of Thrones. However, this could be an awesome opportunity to see the land riddled with ferocious dragons and the family at its height.

There has of course been updates lately regarding the cast for the spin-off. Recently, Matt Smith (known for his role as the titular character in Doctor Who) has been announced to play Prince Daemon Targaryen, a divisive character to say the least. Paddy Considine (known recently for his roles in Peaky Blinders and HBO’s The Outsider) will play King Viserys Targaryen.

Also joining the cast are Olivia Cooke (known for her role in Ready Player One) as Alicent Hightower, and Emma D’arcy (known for her role in Truth Seekers) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.

House Of The Dragon is expected to be released on HBO and HBO Max.