A new trailer has flitted in for HBO’s much-anticipated Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon.

The series is based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood, which is set some 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and gives us the story of House Targaryen.

Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans lead the cast.

HBO initially promoted it with the tag “Gods. Kings. Fire. Blood.“, and have now graduated to quoting a line that features in the trailer, “History does not remember blood. It remembers names.”

The ten-episode series has now been set for an August 21 start. Here’s a quick idea as to what to expect:

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