House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon Episode 5 Trailer: Princess Rhaenyra tying the knot with Laenor Velaryon


There is a new trailer for House of the Dragon episode 5. A preview from HBO for the Game of Thrones prequel series’ episode airing the following week teases a royal wedding that will result in bloodshed within the Targaryen family. Episode five of House of the Dragon, titled “We Light the Way,” picks up immediately after King Viserys (Paddy Considine) announced a marriage to cement the ties between the Targaryen and Velaryon families. On September 19 at 6:30 am IST/ September 18 at 9 pm ET, the fifth episode of House of the Dragon will debut on Disney+ Hotstar and HBO Max, respectively.

Viserys decides to wed his daughter Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) to Laenor Velaryon (John Macmillan), the son of Princess Rhaenys (Eve Best) and Lord Corlys Velaryon, in the opening moments of the House of the Dragon episode 5 trailer (Steve Toussant). The union of the two most powerful houses in the realm will serve to further support Rhaenyra’s claim to the Iron Throne. As Viserys gets up from his seat to leave, he says, “I hope to herald in the second age of dragons.”

The marriage proposal follows shocking developments in the fourth episode of House of the Dragon, which is currently available on Disney+ Hotstar and HBO Max. In this episode, Rhaenyra and her uncle Prince Daemon (Matt Smith) had their first romantic encounter, though it was ultimately cut short. The princess concentrates on planning her royal wedding now that the beginning of their relationship has been established. It is important to remember that according to legend, Laenor is a known homosexual in the lands, uninterested in women, and surrounded by attractive young men. Viserys proposes marriage anyway because he only cares about finding an heir to the throne.

The fifth episode of House of the Dragon’s trailer then cuts to show the results of such an alliance. “The succession of Rhaenyra will be contested. As a group of men led by Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel), who makes an appearance at the royal wedding, arrive, Rhaenys warns her husband that “knives will come out.” As is customary in Game of Thrones tales, this one is also bloody, with Cole and his ruthless band murdering every participant in the ceremony, with Rhaenyra and Laenor as their primary targets.

The king’s death is predicted by Sir Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) in the House of the Dragon episode 5 trailer, who predicts that Rhaenyra’s succession will lead to conflict. He directs his tearful daughter Alicent (Emily Carey), who wed Viserys in episode 3 and gave birth to the child — Aegon Targaryen — to “prepare Aegon to rule.”

Miguel Sapochnik, the co-showrunner of House of the Dragon, left the show earlier this month. He will no longer be listed as an executive producer for the Game of Thrones prequel series beginning with season 2, with Alan Taylor taking his place. Taylor, who is well-known for his work on early Game of Thrones episodes, will collaborate closely with author George R.R. Martin to deliver the upcoming seasons of House of the Dragon in partnership with Ryan J. Condal.

Every Monday at 6:30 am IST on Disney+ Hotstar in India and Sunday at 9 pm ET on HBO Max wherever it’s available, new episodes of House of the Dragon are broadcast. There are ten episodes in the first season.