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We’re gearing up for our return to Westeros in the upcoming House of the Dragon. The prequel series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
House of the Dragon is a prequel to HBO’s long-running hit series Game of Thrones. The show follows the reign of House Targaryen and is set 200 years before the events of GoT. The series is based on George R.R. Martin’s novel Fire and Blood.
The HBO series was once a cultural high fantasy phenomenon that is now known for its notoriously divisive final season. The prequel series will mainly focus on the Targaryen family, and the clan is being portrayed by a cast of familiar faces and newer names.
Like Game of Thrones before it, House of the Dragon adapts a novel by George R.R. Martin called Fire and Blood. The series will revolve around the oppressive regime of House Targaryen over Westeros and the events leading up to a civil war amongst the family known in Westerosi history as the “Dance of the Dragons.” Brief teasers have given us a glimpse into the main cast of the series, who looks ready to take what is theirs with fire and blood.
Network: HBO / HBO Max
First Episode Date: August 21, 2022
- Emma D’Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen)
- Paddy Considine (King Viserys Targaryen)
- Matt Smith (Prince Daemon Targaryen)
- Rhys Ifans (Otto Hightower)
- Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon)
- Eve Best (Princess Rhaenys Velaryon)
- Sonoya Mizuno (Mysaria)
- Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole)
Where to Watch: HBO / HBO Max
Who is the cast in House of the Dragon?
Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen
This award-winning actor both on screen and on stage is known for his roles in shows like Peaky Blinders on Netflix and The Outsider on HBO. He stars in House of the Dragon as the fifth king of the Seven Kingdoms. Viserys is known as one of the kindest in the Targaryen line, which is saying a lot since the family will come to be known as intense oppressors down the line.
King Viserys Targaryen is likely somewhere around his late 30s or early 40s in “House of the Dragon.” Actor Paddy Considine is 49 years old.
Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen
Matt Smith will portray Prince Daemon Targaryen, the heir apparent to the Iron Throne and Viserys’s brother. Matt is perhaps best known as the 11th Doctor in the popular BBC series Doctor Who.
In the HBO series, Daemon is a powerful warrior who specializes in riding dragons.
Prince Daemon Targaryen is in his late 20s in the pilot episode, while actor Matt Smith is 39 years old in real life.
Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
Emma previously had a starring role in the short-lived Prime Video series Truth Seekers. She will portray Rhaenyra, King Viserys’s firstborn child who has aspirations of becoming the first queen of the Seven Kingdoms.
Rhaenyra will be played by a new character when the character jumps to her late 20s. Emma D’Acry, who is 30, takes over the role at that pilot.
Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower
Olivia previously appeared in starring roles for productions like Bates Motel and Ready Player One. Her latest role places her in the Red Keep as part of Viserys’s inner circle.
Alicent Hightower is 14 years old at the start of “House of the Dragon”. Olivia Cooke is 28 years old.
Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria
Before House of the Dragon, Sonoya previously starred in the 2020 FX series Devs. She also had minor roles in films like La La Land and Crazy Rich Asians.
In the HBO series, she is a dancer who eventually earns the trust of Prince Daemon
Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower
Rhys stars in the series as Ser Otto. He serves as the Hand of the King, the trusted companion of Viserys. He is also locked in bitter political rivalry with Daemon.
The actor recently reprised his role as Marvel villain “The Lizard” in Spider-Man: No Way Home.
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The series also stars Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, a former candidate for queen regent before being passed over for her cousin, Viserys. Fabian Frankel portrays Ser Criston Cole, a swordsman from the Dornish Marches. Steve Toussaint portrays the famous seafarer Lord Corlys Velaryon.
You can watch House of the Dragon on HBO / HBO Max.