Watch the first chapter of Game of Thrones’ Conquest & Rebellion animated special

Season 7 may be over but there’s still more Game in Thrones in store. We don’t mean next year’s continuation but Game of Thrones Conquest & Rebellion: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms. This 45-minute special, a retelling of Aegon Targaryen’s exploits, is slated as one of the many bonuses for the Season 7 Blu-ray and DVD set releasing in December. To make us want it, HBO has released the first chapter on YouTube.

While not a full-blown animation such as Netflix’s Castlevania, the style and presentation is a fitting choice for the narrative piece. Here’s the official description (via Wiki of Thrones):

From the Game of Thrones realm comes the never-before-seen story of the tumultuous events that shaped the world of Westeros for thousands of years before the series start.

Cast members Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), Conleth Hill (Varys), Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) team up to narrate  the animated telling of Aegon Targaryen’s attempts to conquer the Seven Kingdoms, written by show writer Dave Hill.

As with past physical sets, the Season 7 release packs plenty of additional lore and contextual information to sate any ravenous fan’s appetite. For starters, the audio commentaries and in-episode guides (Blu-ray exclusive) are a great excuse to rewatch the entire season. Beyond that, there’s the animated history mentioned above plus a two-part featurette on the art department’s work to bring Westeros to life. Hopefully that should tide most fans over until Season 8’s premiere.

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