We already know who’s taking part in among the larger roles on HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel collection House of the Dragon: Matt Smith is Daemon Targaryen, Olivia Cooke is Alicent Hightower, and many others. But simply as with Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon has numerous smaller gamers, and any good adaptation to want to concentrate to them as properly.
For occasion, we simply realized that David Horovitch will likely be becoming a member of the solid as (possibly) Lord Lyman Beesbury. And now, Redditors have uncovered that English actor Jonny Weldon will likely be taking part in a personality named “Samwell,” as detailed on his Spotlight web page.
There’s no relation to Samwell Tarly from Game of Thrones right here. The solely Samwell we will consider who may need a job in House of the Dragon is Samwell Blackwood, the top of House Blackwood within the Riverlands when the civil battle often called the Dance of the Dragons breaks out. House of the Dragon issues itself primarily with this battle, which performed out properly over 100 years earlier than the unique collection: on one aspect you could have Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy), who intends to sit down the Iron Throne after the loss of life of her father King Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine). But there are others — like King Viserys’ second spouse Alicent Hightower — who assume that Viserys’ son Aegon ought to take the throne, despite the fact that he’s youthful than Rhaenyra.
Houses from throughout Westeros declare for one aspect or the opposite. Samwell Blackwood, who as soon as fought (and misplaced) a duel for Rhaenyra’s favor after they had been youthful, declares for Rhaenyra, and shortly units about battling House Bracken, House Blackwood’s historic rival. Samwell’s son Benjicot and sister Alysanne have even larger roles within the story than Samwell, however we don’t know who (if anybody) is taking part in them but.
What position will Jonny Weldon have in House of the Dragon?
In truth, Samwell’s position within the story is fairly minor; I feel it’s signal that he’s being solid in any respect, because it demonstrates that showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik are taking note of particulars.
I additionally marvel if Weldon, who has a boyish look to him and stands all of 5’4″, could be taking part in a youthful model of Samwell — possibly they’re fixing to indicate us that duel for Rhaenyra’s favor. We know that they’ve solid youthful variations of each Rhaenyra and Alicent, to be performed by Miley Alcock and Emily Carey respectively. How deep will that go?
House of the Dragon premieres on HBO someday in 2022.
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