“House of the Dragon”: HBO’s “Game of Thrones” Prequel Gets 3 More Cast Members

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HBO is slowly putting together the cast of the prequel for “Game of Thrones,” entitled “House of the Dragon.”

HBO has announced that three more actors have been chosen as leads. Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, and Emma D’Arcy are joining Paddy Considine in the prequel to George R. R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones.”

So far, our list of characters and the actors who will be playing as them for “House of the Dragons” is pretty short. We have:

  • King Viserys Targaryen (will be played by Paddy Considine)
  • Alicent Hightower (will be played by Olivia Cooke) is the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King. She is supposedly the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms and was raised in the Red Keep where she was able to develop courtly grace and keen political acumen.
  • Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (will be played by Emma D’Arcy) is the first-born child of the king and is of pure Valyrian blood. She is also a dragon rider which makes most people say that Rhaenyra was pretty much born with everything – but she wasn’t born a man.
  • Prince Daemon Targaryen (will be played by Matt Smith) is the King Viserys’ younger brother and heir to the thrown. He possesses the true blood of the dragon which is why he’s peerless and rides dragons as if it was nothing.

Rumor has it, the last key role is still being cast and according to sources, Danny Sapani (who is famous for being in “Penny Dreadful”) us currently in talks with HBO and the show’s higher-ups for it.

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The “House of the Dragon” was co-created by Martin and Condal but the pilot script that was chosen for the series order was written by the latter.

Condal is the co-showrunner alongside Miguel Sapochnik (who will direct some of the first season’s episodes).

According to the Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series “House of the Dragon” tells the story of the Targaryen’s which is 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones.”

The first season will be having ten episodes and will be aired through HBO.