Cover Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower in House Of The Dragon. Photo: HBO

HBO has released three new photos of the series which will take place 300 years before the events of Game Of Thrones

If you are a fan of the hit fantasy drama, Game of Thrones, get excited because HBO has finally released three official photos from the show's upcoming prequel, House Of The Dragon.

The highly-anticipated prequel, which is set to air in 2022, will star Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Olivia Cooke and Rhys Ifans. The show will be set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

The show will reportedly focus on House Targaryen and the civil war, Dance of the Dragons.

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In one of the three new photos that were released by HBO, fans get to see Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen and D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. Smith’s character is the younger brother of King Viserys and heir to the throne. 

Princess Rhaenyra, who is played by D’Arcy’s, is the king’s first-born child; she is of pure Valyrian blood and is a dragon rider.

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The second photo shows Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon who is the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros.

The final picture released by HBO shows Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Ifans as Otto Hightower as the two gaze out into the distance. 

In addition to these three new pictures, HBO has also been releasing a number of behind the scenes pictures from the production on the official Instagram page for the prequel.

House Of The Dragon, which is based on Fire And Blood by George RR Martin, is set to be 10-episode series and will premiere on HBO next year. 

In addition to the new prequel, Game Of Thrones will also be coming to life in a play that is set to arrive on Broadway, London's West End and Australia in 2023.

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