It has been a long time since we set sail for the show.

House of the Dragon is the Game ofThrones prequel that will premiere on Sunday. Chances are you've seen some of the new characters like Matt Smith and Emma D' Arcy.

Do you need to have watched Game of Throne?

The answer is likely not. Let's take a closer look at the events that took place in the show that paved the way for House of the Dragon.

What is House of the Dragon about?

The events leading up to the Targaryen civil war are the focus of House of the Dragon. Succession is all about. The question of who will replace King Viserys Targaryen at the beginning of the show is proving difficult.

Will it be Rhaenyra or Daemon? How will the other one feel if they don't get the title of heir?

The trailer shows a lot of scheming, backstabbing, and battles.

A blonde woman and a blonde man stare at each other on a beach.

No love lost. Credit: HBO

How is House of the Dragon connected to Game of Thrones?

To be honest it was pretty thin. The Iron Throne and House Targaryen are both important parts of Game ofThrones, as is the Targaryen's attempt to get back to the Seven Kingdoms. There isn't a lot to link the story of House of the Dragon with the story told in Game of thrones.

The two are separated by 200 years. The show is old.

So do I need to have seen Game of Thrones?

It would definitely not hurt. On the other hand, if you've watched Game ofThrones, you'll be familiar with concepts like the Iron Throne and the presence of dragons, and you'll know a bit about House Targaryen. Maybe there will be some Easter eggs that you can find.

Don't let that stop you from seeing it. It's a whole new story with a whole new set of characters.

Unless you have read Fire and Blood, we will all be in darkness.

On August 21 at 9 p.m., House of the Dragon will premiere on the two premium cable channels. There is an hour and a half later. Our review can be found here.