We are a long, long, long ways from seeing new “Game of Thrones” episodes. Season 8 isn’t expected to air until the earliest at Summer of 2018 or in a worst case scenario not until Spring of 2019. Production for Season 8 hasn’t even started yet and won’t start until October. So if you’re feenin’ for new and official “GoT” footage you can watch this animated clip of the history of Valyria and the Targaryens.
HBO released a short sneak peek of their new storybook-style animated series called “Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion.” The 45-minute miniseries details the history of Valyria and why Aegon Targaryen and his family relocated to Westeros. The episode is titled “Valyria’s Last Scion: House Targaryen” and is narrated by “Game of Thrones” actor Harry Lloyd, who was Daenerys Targaryen’s brother Viserys, but he doesn’t have a bucket of molten gold melting his head.
The animated prequel miniseries will feature seven episodes as an exclusive to the “Game of Thrones” season 7 Blu-ray release. All of the episodes are narrated by members of the cast such as Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish), and Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont).
Maybe this is to get show-only-watchers to get acclimated with the history of Westeros, or maybe HBO is testing the waters to see which direction the “Game of Thrones” spinoffs should go in.