Winter is coming…and so is the new Game of Thrones prequel.
HBO dropped its first trailer for House of the Dragon on Tuesday, Oct. 5. According to the network, the show—which is based on George R.R. Martin‘s Fire & Blood—is set 200 years before the Game of Thrones storyline and provides a history on House Targaryen.
“200 years before the fall of the throne,” the teaser states, “a dynasty reigned.”
As the sneak peek plays out, fans hear a voiceover from Matt Smith, who plays Prince Daemon Targaryen.
“Gods. Kings. Fire. And blood,” he says. “Dreams didn’t make us kings. Dragons did.”
They also see an array of action-packed fight scenes and get a glimpse of the star-studded cast. In addition to Smith, who fans may recognize from The Crown and Doctor Who, the show features Eve Best (Nurse Jackie), Paddy Considine (The Outsider), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, The Amazing Spider-Man), Wil Johnson (Waking the Dead), John Macmillan (King Lear), Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina, Maniac), Theo Nate (Time), Savannah Steyn (Intergalactic) and Steve Toussaint (Pine Gap).