Meet The New Game of Thrones Additions
HOUSE OF THE DRAGON:
By Alec Bojalad
House of the Dragon is the first Game of Thrones prequel at HBO. Now its cast is taking shape.
The Targaryen civil war known as The Dance of the Dragons took place about 150 years prior to the events of Game of Thrones and it’s a sprawling, epic tale.
There are many combatants and schemers involved in the Dance of the Dragons, so much so that Game of Thrones’ first prequel, House of the Dragon, was greenlit.
With House of the Dragon now in production, and new photos trickling out, here is every character and actor announced for the show.
Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen I
Viserys is the fifth Targaryen king. His preference for his oldest daughter Rhaenyra threatens to tear the kingdom apart.
Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targrayen
Once called “The Realm’s Delight”, Rhaenyra is a popular princess who grew up expecting to be the first ruling Queen of Westeros.
Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen
The Eleventh Doctor slides into this role as King Viserys’s competitive and battle-hardened younger brother.
Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower
Alicent Hightower is the second wife of Viserys and has high hopes for her son Aegon.
Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower
Otto Hightower is from a dynastic family in Oldtown and serves as Viserys’s Hand of the King. Alicent is his daughter.
Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon
Corlys Velaryon a.k.a. The Sea Snake is the head of House Velaryon and one of the richest and most powerful Lords in all of Westeros.
Eve Best as Rhaenys Targaryen
Rhaenys is the first Targaryen princess who very nearly became the ruling Queen of Westeros but her passing over set a patrilineal precedent. She is married to Corlys Velayron.
Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole
Ser Criston Cole is the Lord Commander of the Viserys’s Kingsguard and he will play a very important role in the wars to come.
Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria
Mysaria is a former slave, now allied with Daemon Targaryen. She is mysterious and has a Varys-like skill in espionage.
Still yet to be cast is the second claimant to the Iron Throne in the Dance of the Dragons: Aegon Targaryen II.