The final season of Game of Thrones may have been polarizing (to put it mildly), but the show was a global phenomenon based on a beloved series of books. And it spent the better part of a decade racking up awards, including 59 Emmys. Now, HBO and its premium streaming service HBO Max are hoping to tap back into that fan excitement with a Game of Thrones prequel: House of the Dragon.
There’s a lot to keep straight in the world of Westeros, with a huge catalog of backstory and worldbuilding. So, before the show premieres, here’s a rundown of what to expect, from what it’s about, to where it fits in the Game of Thrones timeline, to who’s involved, and more. Read on for everything we know about House of the Dragon.