The first footage from Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon has finally landed.
The teaser premiered at the end of WarnerMedia’s HBO Max European launch event on Oct. 26 together with a crop of exclusive snippets of upcoming shows.
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Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen. Alongside the teaser, new cast members for the series were also announced, including Wil Johnson as Ser Vaemond Velaryon, John Macmillan as Ser Laenor Velaryon, Savannah Steyn as Lady Laena Velayron, and Theo Nate as Ser Laenor Velaryon.
HBO Max will launch in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Spain and Andorra on Oct. 26., with many more European territories joining in 2022.
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The news was shared during a virtual European launch event with a lineup of speakers that included HBO Max executive vp and general manager Andy Forssell, Christina Sulebakk, general manager of HBO Max Europe, Middle East and Africa, Priya Dogra, president, WarnerMedia International, EMEA and Asia (excluding China) and Johannes Larcher, head of HBO Max International. The event ended with some programming previews.
As of June, HBO and HBO Max had 67.5 million subscribers worldwide.
HBO Max is currently available in the U.S. and 39 territories across Latin America and the Caribbean. Next year, 14 additional European markets, including Portugal and territories in Central and Eastern Europe, such as the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland, will get the streamer.
Consumers in the Nordics and Spain will be the first Europeans to get access to U.S. and international HBO Max originals, as well as films and shows from the Warner Bros., HBO, DC and Cartoon Network brands. This mix of U.S. and local productions will add up to an “all-new, supercharged streaming platform across the region” with “enormous potential,” Sulebakk had said in September.