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When Does Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon Take Place?

When does HBO's upcoming fantasy prequel series take place?

With HBO poised to deliver another slice of epic fantasy action on Aug. 21, 2022, and usher in an entirely new era, many of you out there may be wondering when Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon takes place. Fear not as you have come to the right place. Below, we’ll answer that specific question. So, without further delay, let’s dive in, shall we?

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When Is Does House of the Dragon Set?

House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the events of the Game of Thrones series we’re all familiar with.

While King Viserys Targaryen (portrayed by Hot Fuzz’s Paddy Considine) reigns as king, the kingdom of Westeros soon becomes embroiled in an ongoing civil war that ultimately tells the story of the rise and fall of the Targaryen House and the aftermath that ensues.

Who Is the Hand of the King in House of the Dragon?

The Hand of the King is Otto Hightower (played by Harry Potter and Spider-Man’s Rhys Ifans) who is a knight from House Hightower. He has served as Hand to the King under three different kings and is well-known for being incredibly knowledgeable and very loyal.

So, there you have it. We hope this helped to clue you in on when Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon takes place. For more, check out the latest teaser trailer to get you in the fantasy mood. And as always, feel free to peruse the relevant links below.

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