We're still over a month away from the premiere of House of the Dragon but we have yet to get a clear look at any dragons. Luckily, the Game of Thrones spin-off has just dropped a new poster and it puts the focus on the show's biggest star, at least so far!
The new poster was shared by the official House of the Dragon Twitter account. It features the young Rhaenyra Targaryen standing before the Iron Throne. Behind her, Rhaenyra's yellow-scaled mount Syrax crouches menacingly. Check it out below.
It's a stunning poster and one that finally shows us one of the main dragons in the Game of Thrones spin-off series. In the books, Syrax was given to Rhaenyra when the princess was only seven years old. The future Half-Year Queen would name her dragon after a Valyrian goddess. Since Rhaenyra is one of the main characters in House of the Dragon, there is little doubt we'll be seeing a lot of Syrax in the series this August.
Syrax isn't the only dragon to look forward to in House of the Dragon. The series is also expected to feature Daemon Targaryen's mount Caraxes, who plays a major role in the Dance of the Dragons. Caraxes is a far more terrifying dragon compared to Syrax and we can't wait to see him in the show.
House of the Dragon is based on George R.R. Martin's novel Fire and Blood and will take place 200 years before the events in Game of Thrones. The series will star Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.
Additional cast includes Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, and Savannah Steyn.
House of the Dragon will premiere on HBO on August 21, 2022.