The highly anticipated “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” is set for a debut in August on HBO and several new photos have also been released from the series…
Fire and blood will be flowing when “House of the Dragon” debuts on HBO on August 21.
The highly anticipated “Game of Thrones” sequel will finally be revealed later this year after production on the first season wrapped recently. The series takes place 200 years before the events in “Game of Thrones” and it will chronicle the deadly Targaryen civil war most commonly known as the “Dance of the Dragons.”
The series is based upon the book “Fire and Blood” by “Game of Thrones” creator George R.R. Martin with Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans starring in the show.
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“House of the Dragon” is the first spinoff series to land on HBO since “Game of Thrones” ended, although there are several more shows currently in development at the network including animated series in the works at HBO Max as well.
In addition to the debut date being revealed on Wednesday, HBO also released several new photos from “House of the Dragon” along with character descriptions. Check those out below and get ready for “House of the Dragon” to debut on August 21.
Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the king’s first-born child, she is of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she was not born a man.
Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal. A warm, kind, and decent man, Viserys only wishes to carry forward his grandfather’s legacy. But good men do not necessarily make for great kings.
Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.
Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower. The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm. As the Hand sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king’s brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.
Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, younger brother to King Viserys and heir to the throne. A peerless warrior and a dragonrider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air…
Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, of Dornish descent, the common-born son of the steward to the Lord of Blackhaven. Cole has no claim to land or titles; all he has to his name is his honor and his preternatural skill with a sword.
Milly Alcock as Young Rhaenyra, Emily Carey as Young Alicent
Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, who came to Westeros with nothing, sold more times than she can recall. She could have wilted… but instead she rose to become the most trusted — and most unlikely — ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, the heir to the throne.
Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Snake.” Lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen. As “The Sea Snake,” the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros, Lord Corlys built his house into a powerful seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and that claims the largest navy in the world.