Estimated reading time 2 minutes 2 Min

In pictures: Game of Thrones makes way for House of the Dragon

Before House of the Dragon airs today, ushering in a new era for GoT fans, we take a look at some fun behind-the-scenes photos from the original series that had the world hooked.

August 18, 2022
By Viki Lascaris
18 August 2022

The day Game of Thrones fans have been waiting three long years for has finally arrived: the release of its prequel, House of the Dragon.

This new series ushers in an entirely new cast, which makes sense seeing as it takes place about 200 years before the GoT plotline.

Before we get down to some serious dragon business, we take a look at some of the fun behind the scenes of the original series that captivated the world and preview the new show bringing in a new era of family feuding.

Out with the old…

Laughing Lannisters, Cersei (Lena Headey) and Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). (HBO)
Kit Harington as Jon Snow with James Cosmo as Jeor Mormont trying to stay warm between takes. (HBO)
One of the free folk grabbing a bite to eat in the snow. (HBO)
Ser Alliser Thorne (Owen Teale), Maester Aemon (Peter Vaughan) and Jeor Mormont (James Cosmo) shelter from the rain under their bright-green umbrellas. (HBO)
A very young Maisie Williams as Arya Stark with Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark in one of the first scenes of episode one. (HBO)
On-screen siblings Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen and Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. (HBO)
Kit Harington as Jon Snow with Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark and Richard Madden as Robb Stark. (HBO)
A beaming Gwendoline Christie who played Brienne of Tarth. (HBO)
What does it feel like to ride a dragon? (HBO)
And what it actually looks like. (HBO)
Viewer favourite Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy gets some help from a crew member in this scene. (HBO)

… and in with the new

Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen. (HBO)
Daughter of King Viserys, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, played by Emma D’Arcy. (HBO)
Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, King Viserys’ younger brother. (HBO)
Milly Alcock as the young princess Rhaenyra Targaryen with Emily Carey as the young Alicent Hightower, daughter of the Hand of the King. (HBO)
Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower with Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King. (HBO)
Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys “The Sea Snake” Velaryon of House Velaryon with his wife Rhaenys Velaryon, known as “The Queen Who Never Was”, played by Eve Best. (HBO)
More in Entertainment