Winter House of the Dragon is coming! 

Ahead of its August 21 premiere, HBO released the first trailer for the Game of Thrones prequel series on May 5, and it was certainly worth the wait. The series—which is based on George R.R. Martin‘s “Fire & Blood”— is set 200 years before the events of Game of ThronesIt tells the tale of House Targaryen.

This series is a hit Paddy ConsidineKing Viserys Tarrayen Matt SmithDaemon Targaryen is the Prince Daemon Targaryen. Olivia CookeAs Alicent Hightower Emma D’ArcyAs Princess Rhaenyra Tarrayen Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, a.k.a. “The Sea Snake”

Trailer opens asking the question “What does this mortal, brief life mean if it is not to pursue legacy?”

As the clip continues, Rickard Stark Corlys Velaryon and Boremund Baratheon promise “to be faithful to King Viserys and to his named heir Princess Rhaenyra.”

The Princess, though she is the named heir to the kingdom, knows well that “men would rather put the realm under the torch than have a woman take the iron throne.”