GoT prequel 'House of The Dragon' casts three more starsLast updated on Dec 13, 2020, 09:16 pm
Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon has been teasing its fans with new concept art of the dragons to be seen in the series.
The show has just upped its game by announcing the inclusion of three stars namely Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Emma D'Arcy as the lead cast of the series.
Let's know more.
King Viserys Targaryen
Paddy Considine was cast first
The series consisting of 10 episodes will air on HBO and stream on HBO Max, although there has been no news on the release date.
The series, which is dated 300 years before the timeline of Game of Thrones, cast its first actor, Paddy Considine, for the role of King Viserys Targaryen, who now has a far nobler character from GoT's portrayal.
Cooke plays Alicent Hightower
The latest round of casting starts with Cooke, who incidentally is the only actor portraying a role outside the Targaryen dynasty as of now.
Cooke plays Alicent Hightower, a woman of immense wit and magnanimity in the series.
The HBO synopsis states Alicent as the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King.
Alicent is privy to the king's innermost circle.
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D'Arcy plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
Then comes D'Arcy, who plays the role of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, who seems to keep fighting an ensuing battle with her entitled position and her personal struggle.
The HBO synopsis describes the character as "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."
Matt Smith is Prince Daemon Targaryen
Finally, it's time to describe the baddy in the lot, and Matt Smith is doing the honors by playing Prince Daemon Targaryen.
The show describes Daemon's character as unpredictable in a beautiful manner.
He is the younger brother of King Viserys with true blood of the dragon, but the description reads, "Whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air."