The brand new footage for the hotly anticipated HBO collection reveals extra concerning the path of the collection than earlier teasers have, dangling simply sufficient plot in entrance of audiences able to reenter Westeros. (CNN and HBO share mother or father firm Warner Bros. Discovery.)
“What is that this transient, mortal life, if not the pursuit of legacy?” an unseen character wonders.
A imprecise, wise-sounding line destined to be emblazoned on Etsy merchandise? “Sport of Thrones” is again!
Viewers then hear the names of acquainted Homes — Stark, Baratheon, Velaryon — whose members pledge fealty to Paddy Considine’s King Viserys Targaryen. The king has introduced his daughter, Princess Rhaenyra, as his inheritor, however not all residents of Westeros are keen to simply accept the younger lady as their chief (Daenerys, who would not declare the Iron Throne till a few years later, can relate).
As is customized on this world, violence ensues. Minimize to a blond-wigged Matt Smith (taking part in a Targaryen, natch) wanting significantly pugnacious and a decided Olivia Cooke (not blonde, not taking part in a Targaryen) with Rhys Ifans whispering in her ear — might theirs be a Sansa-Littlefinger relationship?
And eventually, within the teaser’s final moments, we catch a glimpse of the fire-breathing pleasure of the Targaryen clan, wanting fearsome as ever. Absolutely they will not be unleashed as instruments of mass destruction upon unassuming, weaponless bystanders, proper?
“Historical past doesn’t bear in mind blood,” a personality mutters ominously. “It remembers names.”
Whether or not devoted “Sport of Thrones” followers can commit a number of extra character names to reminiscence stays to be seen. “Home of the Dragon” premieres August 21 on HBO.