Game of Thrones fans finally have some photos from upcoming prequel House of the Dragon to pore over. The HBO show is based on Game of Thrones’ author George R.R. Martin’s enormous book Fire & Blood, which delves into the violent and fascinating history of the Targaryen family, hundreds of years before Daenerys came along. Yes, this is the family with the whitish-blond hair, fierce dragon-riding skills and penchant for marrying their own relatives.

In a statement, HBO says production on the show has just started and it will be available to stream on HBO Max in 2022. HBO shared a not-very-revealing photo in April, showing various members of the production team seated at computers. But these images are much better, showing actors in full costume and makeup.

Emma D’Arcy, shown above, plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, a dragon rider and the firstborn of the king. But as in many royal families, the only problem is she wasn’t born male.

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