Winter isn't coming, but dragons sure are.
The buzz-worthy new series will be set 300 years before Game of Thrones, adapting George R.R. Martin's "Fire & Blood," novels, which, just like A Song of Ice and Fire, are also not done yet. But, Martin is much more involved in House of the Dragon, as with several upcoming spin-offs. At the very least, this guarantees that House of the Dragon will not veer too much from the core of the source material.
Much of the details of what we can expect from House of the Dragon remain uncertain. We are sure of the premiere date though.
As revealed earlier this year, the first episode of House of the Dragon will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on Sunday, August 21 at 9:00 PM ET. Afterward, each new episode airs every Sunday on the same platforms through October. With 10 episodes in its first season, House of the Dragon will give audiences their fill of high fantasy while waiting for the competition such as Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, which comes out September 2.
Here's the official description of House of the Dragon:
Centuries before the events of 'A Game of Thrones,' House Targaryen - the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valkyrie - took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire and Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.
Unfortunately, HBO hasn't confirmed the length of each episode of House of the Dragon. If we go by Game of Thrones, each House of the Dragon will run around an hour on average. But, it's worth noting that HBO reportedly has a higher budget for House of the Dragon than the last season of Game of Thrones. If this is true, it wouldn't surprise us if each House of the Dragon episode ran longer than an hour, especially the later ones.
Either way, it's safe to say that House of the Dragon episodes will run around an hour on average. If HBO can deliver on the Succession comparisons, then we don't think anyone will mind the relatively normal length of each episode.
Speaking of House of the Dragon, reports suggest that a second season is in development. Meanwhile, George R.R. Martin confirmed that he's in talks with HBO for spin-offs. Finally, another report claims that a spin-off starring Kit Harrington as Jon Snow is in the works.