Game Of Thrones tv series may have ended the fantasy franchise on a sour note, but a new prequel series could change all that.
House of the Dragon came into play after the originally planned Naomi Watts-led prequel ended up axed before it even began. Jane Goldman’s story was set to take place 1000 years before the Game of Thrones story which, apparently, ended up being a concerning gap for studio execs. However, the series getting scrapped wasn’t in favor of House of the Dragon.
The following main House of the Dragon cast members have been confirmed for the Game of Thrones prequel.
- Paddy Considine as King Viserys I Targaryen
- Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
- Milly Alcock as a younger Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
- Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen
- Olivia Cooke as Lady Alicent Hightower
- Emily Carey as a younger Lady Alicent Hightower
- Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon
- Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon
- Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole
- Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria
- Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower
House of the Dragon trailer
We’ve had a couple of teasers offering us peeks at what’s in store for House of the Dragon, but the official teaser trailer for House of the Dragon gave us our biggest look at the show yet
It teases the “ugly game” of what’s to come in the new fantasy series and shows us a few hints at the plot; you’ll see representatives from the houses of Westeros swearing fealty to King Viserys and his named heir, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen… however, there are clearly plenty of people who would sooner watch the world burn than see the realm handed to a woman.
When Will ‘House of the Dragon’ Be Released?
House of the Dragon is going to be released on HBO, like its predecessor, and it will also be available to stream on HBO Max.
The show will premiere on HBO on Sunday, August 21, and HBO Max subscribers won’t have to wait as it will also be put on the streaming platform on the same day.