HBO has revealed a first-look clip from the upcoming sixth episode of House of the Dragon, titled “The Princess and the Queen,” providing us with a new look at Emma D’Arcy and John Macmillan’s respective portrayals of adult Rhaenyra and Laenor.
The video begins with Laenor arriving to celebrate the birth of another son. However, this is quickly shut down when Rhaenyra is ordered to present her new baby to her stepmother despite only just giving birth. Laenor decides to accompany Rhaenyra, who’s clearly in pain but doesn’t want anyone see her weakness.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon chronicles the rise and the downfall of the Targaryens, who are the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria. It takes place 300 years before the events of the award-winning series adaptation of Game of Thrones, which aired its final episode in 2019.
The 10-episode series is being led by Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. It also features Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, Graham McTavish, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Matthew Needham, Bill Patterson, Gavin Spokes, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Savannah Steyn, and Theo Nate.
House of the Dragon hails from George R.R. Martin, Ryan Condal, and Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, with Condal and Sapochnik also serving as showrunners. Executive producers are Martin, Sapochnik, Condal, Vince Gerardis, and Sara Lee Hess.