we'll find ourselves at the height of Targaryen rule in Westeros, a time of great decadence, wealth, peace, and, of course, dragons. It's also the calm before a great storm comes to tear it all down

Emma D'Arcy's Princess Rhaenyra is the most important role in the series. While most young girls were perfecting their needlework, Rhaenyra was serving as cup-bearer for her father, King Viserys 

King Viserys I has helped maintain an age of peace in Westeros that has collectively lasted for more than 70 years. But that's not entirely a good thing. Viserys is the kind of ruler who doesn't like to ruffle feather

They say in Westeros that each time a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air and the world holds its breath to see how it will land. Actor Matt Smith says Prince Daemon's coin is still flipping. 

Ifan's Otto Hightower serves as Hand of the King, a position he's held for multiple rulers, and his daughter Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) is described as one of the most comely women in the kingdom

The events leading up to the Dance of the Dragons leans heavily on the perspectives of Princess Rhaenyra and Alicent Hightower, from their seemingly unbreakable childhood friendship 

OTTO NHightower, whether intentionally or not, gives off some major Littlefinger vibes (Aidan Gillen's character from Game of Thrones). Ifans calls Otto an "astute, high-functioning political creature"

The seafarers of House Velaryon count themselves among an ancient House of Westeros that fans of Game of Thrones have largely heard of by name alone

Toussaint (Small Axe) doesn't mince words when describing Corlys: "No one wants to f--- with him... He knows he has power, and he knows [the Targaryens] need him."

Eve Best (Nurse Jackie, Fate: The Winx Saga) says the core of House of the Dragon is a line she recites as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen in the show's trailer: "Men would sooner put the realm to the torch than see a woman ascend the Iron Throne."