Here's what you should know about the new GoT spin-off 'House of the Dragon'

This latest series takes place 300 years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and centre on the Targaryen family struggling to maintain control over the Iron Throne.

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- In just over a month the Game of Thrones fans will be graced with the next installment of the fantasy mega-hit. House of the Dragon is the first of six rumored spinoff shows based in Westeros. The latest series takes place 300 years before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and center on the Targaryen family struggling to maintain control over the Iron Throne.

House of the Dragon is an adaptation of George R. R. Martin's novel, Fire and Blood. The central conflict being a civil war breaking out between half siblings, Aegon the second and Princess Rhaenyra. In the book this fight over the throne brings the whole of Westeros to its knees. Jefferson Hall, who appeared in a small role in the very first season of Game of Thrones, will be playing twins, Jason Lannister, Lord of Casterly Rock, and Tyland Lannister, a scheming politician. Let's hope these twins aren't as close as Jaime and Cersei were.

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- The upcoming series was shot on a virtual production stage, the same New technology used on The Mandalorian. The stage is surrounded by LED screens to blend practical elements and digital environments in real time. According to law, each Targaryen has their own dragon mount, meaning fans can expect a lot of scaly onscreen action. House of the Dragon premieres on August 22nd on Binge.

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