House of the Dragon
The story of House Targaryen will be told.
House of the Dragon, the prequel to
Game of Thrones, is coming to HBO and HBO Max. Here’s everything to know so far.
What’s it about?
Based on George R.R. Martin’due south “Fire & Blood,” the serial, which is set 200 years before the events of
Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.
Who’s backside the scenes?
Martin and Ryan Condal (Colony, Hercules) volition serve equally co-creators on the series.
Miguel Sapochnik and Condal will exist showrunners, and the pair volition also serve as executive producers forth with Martin, Vince Gerardis, Sara Lee Hess and Ron Schmidt.
Sapochnik, whose directing credits include 6Game of Thrones episodes, won Emmy and DGA honors for “Battle of the Bastards.” He was nominated for another Emmy in 2019 for directing “The Long Dark” and won the Emmy for All-time Drama Series equally an executive producer for the final flavour.
Clare Kilner (The Alienist: Affections of Darkness,The Wedding ceremony Date) and Geeta V. Patel (See the Patels,The Witcher) will besides directly the serial. Greg Yaitanes (Banshee,Firm) is managing director and co-executive producer.
Game of ThronesandWestworld composer Ramin Djawadi will score the series.
Image 1: Emma D’Arcy every bit Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen.
Epitome 2: Steve Toussaint every bit Lord Corlys Velaryon aka “The Sea Snake.”
Epitome three: Olivia Cooke equally Alicent Hightower and Rhys Ifans every bit Otto Hightower.
Who’south in the cast?
Paddy Considine (HBO’southwardThe Third 24-hour interval andThe Outsider), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers), Matt Smith (The Crown,Doctor Who), Steve Toussaint (It’s a Sin,Doc Who), Eve Best (Nurse Jackie,The King’s Spoken communication), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill,The Amazing Spider-Man) and Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina,Crazy Rich Asians) have signed on for the serial.
Who will they play?
Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen. Viserys was chosen past the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal. A warm, kind, and decent homo, Viserys simply wishes to carry forrard his grandfather’southward legacy, but every bit we’ve learned fromGame of Thrones, practiced men practise non necessarily make for great kings.
Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower.She’s the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Paw of the Rex, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the rex and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a nifty political acumen.
Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. The king’s commencement-built-in kid. She is of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything…merely she was not born a man.
Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen. The younger brother of King Viserys and heir to the throne, Daemon is a peerless warrior and a dragonrider who possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is built-in, the gods toss a coin in the air…
Image ane: Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith.
Image two: Steve Toussaint, Eve All-time, Rhys Ifans.
Image 3: Sonoya Mizuno and Fabien Frankel.
Paradigm 4: Emily Carey and Milly Alcock.
Steve Toussaint every bit Lord Corlys Velaryon aka “The Ocean Snake.” The lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as erstwhile as House Targaryen, “The Sea Snake,” is the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros. He built his house into a powerful seat that is fifty-fifty richer than the Lannisters and that claims the largest navy in the world.
Eve Best equally Princess Rhaenys Velaryon. A dragonrider and wife to Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Queen Who Never Was” was passed over as heir to the throne at the Great Council considering the realm favored her cousin, Viserys, merely for being male.
Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, the Hand of the Male monarch, who loyally and faithfully serves both his rex and his realm. Every bit the Manus sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king’s blood brother, Daemon, and his position every bit heir to the throne.
Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria. She came to Westeros with nothing, sold more times than she tin recall, and could take wilted…but instead she rose to become the near trusted — and about unlikely — ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, the heir to the throne.
Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole. Of Dornish descent, Ser Criston is the common-built-in son of the steward to the Lord of Blackhaven. He has no merits to country or titles; all he has to his name is his accolade and his preternatural skill with a sword.
Milly Alcock every bit Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. She’southward the rex’southward get-go-built-in child, of pure Valyrian claret, and she is a dragonrider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything…just she was not born a man.
Emily Carey will play Young Alicent Hightower, the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the nigh comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. Alicent was raised in the Crimson Keep, close to the male monarch and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.
Prototype 1: Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch.
Image 2: Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Neb Paterson, Gavin Spokes.
Ryan Corras Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong. Harwin is said to exist the strongest man in the 7 Kingdoms. Ser Harwin is the eldest son to Master of Laws Lyonel Strong and heir to Harrenhal.
Jefferson Hall as twins Lord Jason Lannister and Tyland Lannister.Jason is the Lord of Casterly Rock. Tyland Lannister is a crafty and calculating politician.
David Horovitch every bit Grand Maester Mellos.He’s a voice of reason and trusted advisor to King Viserys.
Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling. Ser Harrold has served in the Kingsguard since the days of King Jaehaerys; he is a paragon of knightly and honor.
Matthew Needham as Larys Stiff. The younger son of Chief of Laws Lyonel Stiff, he’due south brought to court by his male parent.
Bill Paterson plays Lord Lyman Beesbury, the Lord of Honeyholt and Master of Coin on King Viserys’s modest council.
Gavin Spokes is Lord Lyonel Strong. He’s Master of Laws to King Viserys and Lord of Harrenhal.
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