A Quick Guide to the Many Families of “House of the Dragon”

A Quick Guide to the Many Families of “House of the Dragon”

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HBO’s “House of the Dragon” tells the history of the powerful House Targaryen centuries before the events of “Game of Thrones.” While the main focus of this series is on the Targaryens and the fighting among family members (all with their eyes on the throne), quite a few recognizable families from “Game of Thrones” have popped up in season one who will affect the action going into season two. Plus, other houses play major roles that viewers might not be super familiar with, like the Velaryons, who didn’t appear in a major way in “Game of Thrones” at all.

“Fire & Blood,” the book by George R.R. Martin that the series is based on, gave us some major clues about who would ultimately appear in the show. So far in “House of the Dragon,” we’ve met historical members of House Stark, House Lannister, and House Baratheon, and all of those iconic “Game of Thrones” families will have roles to play in the coming seasons.

Keep reading for a look at which houses and characters have appeared in season one of “House of the Dragon” and which we’ll meet soon.

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