On December 3, the first concept art for the upcoming HBO series House of the Dragon was released on Twitter. House of the Dragon is based on a story within author George R. R. Martin’s book series A Song of Ice and Fire called Fire & Blood. It will serve as a prequel to Game of Thrones, taking place hundreds of years before the start of the original series. It will focus on how one of the oldest and most important factions in the story House Targaryen was created and established a monarchy within the seven kingdoms. Martin will serve as an executive producer for House of the Dragon alongside Vince Gerardis, Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik. Condal and Sapochnik will also serve as showrunners for the series.

At the moment, only two images for the concept art have been released. The images were first shown on the official Twitter for Game of Thrones with the statement “Dragons are coming. #HouseoftheDragon begins production in 2021.” The first image shows a fully grown dragon that looks extremely different than the three that were seen in the original Game of Thrones series. It has a different color than them, sporting red and orange scales, a massively long tail, two short legs, wings that are more thin, sharper claws, longer horns on its head and a jawline that is much skinnier than the ones that were seen in Game of Thrones.

The second image showcases a closer look at the dragon’s head. Its eye is red. It has a large number of sharp yellow colored teeth. In addition to this, the creature is noticeably salivating from the mouth. Certain areas of the dragon’s face have black scales running over it, such as its lips, cheek and neck.

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House of the Dragon is set to begin its production with principal photography early in 2021 before it is finally released on HBO sometime in 2022.

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