The ‘Game of Thrones’ universe is increasing. The prequel sequence ‘House of the Dragon’ is now in manufacturing. Here’s what we all know up to now.
The first Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon, is shaping as much as be simply as epic as its predecessor. The Game of Thrones prequel has already obtained a 10-episode sequence order from HBO. The community revealed on Dec. 11 the casting of 3 key forged members: Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Emma D’Arcy.
Adapted from writer George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, which explains the historical past of the Targaryen household, House of the Dragon goes to make clear one of probably the most highly effective households within the historical past of Westeros. And, sure, there might be dragons. HollywoodLife has the newest information that we learn about House of the Dragon.
View this put up on Instagram
HBO introduced on April 26, 2021, that House of the Dragon was formally underway. A photograph of the very first desk learn was shared on the official House of the Dragon Instagram web page. “Fire will reign… The @HBO original series #HouseoftheDragon is officially in production… Coming to @HBOMax in 2022,” the caption learn. The important forged members had been socially distanced in a room as they learn their first script.
Paddy Considine has been forged as King Viserys Targaryen. Viserys was the fifth Targaryen king to take a seat on the Iron Throne. He is one of Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestors. Viserys was chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, on the Great Council at Harrenhal. A heat, variety, and first rate man, Viserys solely needs to hold ahead his grandfather’s legacy, in accordance with HBO. He can be a dragonrider.
HBO confirmed the addition of 3 important forged members on Dec. 11. Matt Smith will play Prince Daemon Targaryen. Daemon is the youthful brother of King Viserys and inheritor to the throne. Daemon is a peerless warrior and a dragonrider who possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it’s stated that at any time when a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin within the air. Matt is finest recognized for his roles in Doctor Who and The Crown.
Olivia Cooke will play Alicent Hightower. She’s the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and probably the most comely lady within the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised within the Red Keep, near the king and his innermost circle; she possesses each a courtly grace and a eager political acumen. The 26-year-old is finest recognized for her roles in Bates Motel and Vanity Fair.
Emma D’Arcy has been forged as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. Rhaenyra is the king’s first-born baby. She is of pure Valyrian blood, and she or he is a dragonrider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with all the things…however she was not born a person. She lately starred within the Amazon Original sequence Truth Seekers.
Additional forged members embrace Rhys Ifans. He will play Otto Hightower, who notably served as Hand of the King to a few kings. Steve Toussaint will star as Lord Corlys Velaryon, a.okay.a. the Sea Snake. Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno may also star in House of the Dragon.
House of the Dragon is all in regards to the story of House Targaryen. The Targaryen household has a wealthy historical past, so there’s loads of floor to cowl. Back in 2019, George teased in his official weblog: “If you’d like to know a bit more of what the show will be about… well, I can’t actually spill those beans, but you might want to pick up a copy of two anthologies I did with Gardner Dozois, DANGEROUS WOMEN and ROGUES, and then move on to Archmaester Gyldayn’s history, FIRE & BLOOD.”
Fire & Blood encompasses Targaryen historical past from Aegon the Conqueror to Aegon III. Given that King Viserys Targaryen goes to function prominently within the 10-episode sequence, it’s seemingly the present will happen across the time of his reign, which was from 103 AC to 129 AC.
House of the Dragon will happen 300 years earlier than the occasions of Game of Thrones. So don’t anticipate any cameo appearances from the unique Game of Thrones forged. We’ll be coping with all-new characters within the prequel.
A premiere date has not been confirmed by HBO formally, however HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys informed our sister web site Deadline in Jan. 2020 that his “guess is sometime in 2022.” Casey stated this again in Jan. 2020 earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most productions across the globe for a interval of time. The pandemic might have modified the unique timeline, however HBO hasn’t but given an replace on the prequel’s launch.
Behind The Scenes
The prequel is in very good palms. George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal will function co-creators. Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan would be the House of the Dragon showrunners. They’ll even be govt producers alongside George and Vince Gerardis.
Miguel notably directed 6 Game of Thrones episodes, together with “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Long Night.” He was half of the manager producing group when the present gained the Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2019.