Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon Start Date Revealed: Exclusive

Get ready Game of Thrones fans, because the new series House of the Dragon is prepping to shoot and we can't wait to tell you when and where.
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The Illuminerdi recently reported the news that Matt Smith is being strongly considered to star as Prince Daemon Targaryen in the upcoming HBO Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, that focuses on the Targaryen family dynasty. We now can report when in 2021 the series will roll cameras.

House of the Dragons is set to begin filming outside London at Leavesden Studios, where many WarnerMedia properties shoot such as Matt Reeves’ The Batman, in April of 2021. It has already been announced that the first season will consist of ten episodes. The only cast member confirmed to be attached is Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen.

House of the Dragon Logline

House of Dragon concept art

The logline for the House of the Dragon series is as follows:

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.

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With an April start date, it seems the goal is to have the series ready for HBO and HBO Max subscribers by mid 2022. Are you excited for House of the Dragon? Do some of you still have a bad taste in your mouth over the contentious final season of Game of Thrones? Let us know in the comment section below or make your voice heard over on Twitter!



Sean McLaughlin

Sean McLaughlin

Sean is a writer, theater director, and actor based on the Jersey Shore. He is an avid lover of all film, but Star Wars holds a special place in his heart. Sean also runs his own film blog The Dailie Talk,, which you should check out!