Watch out, Daenerys. There are new Targaryens in our midst. Matt Smith rocks Targaryen blonde hair within the first have a look at him as Prince Daemon Targaryen in ‘House of the Dragon.’
House of the Dragon is the highly-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel that shall be headed to a TV display close to you in 2022. HBO has launched the primary photographs of the sequence, together with glimpses of the brand new Targaryens. Matt Smith transforms into Prince Daemon Targaryen along with his white-blonde hair. His transformation is fairly startling. He stands alongside Emma D’Arcy, who performs Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.
The Game of Thrones prequel will inform the story of House Targaryen lengthy earlier than Daenerys got here into the image. The sequence is about 300 years earlier than the occasions of Game of Thrones and is predicated on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood. Have no concern, there was loads of drama within the early days of House Targaryen.
The official description for Prince Daemon Targaryen reads: “The younger brother to King Viserys and heir to the throne. A peerless warrior and a dragonrider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air…” Daemon is the youthful brother of King Viserys I, who’s Rhaenyra’s father. Rhaenyra finally ends up coming turn out to be Daemon’s third spouse. (Yes, he finally ends up marrying his personal niece.)
As for Princess Rhaenyra, she is 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.”
The present additionally stars Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, a.okay.a. the Sea Snake. He is the Lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline that’s as outdated as House Targaryen. Olivia Cooke performs Alicent Hightower, the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King. Rhys Ifans stars as Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King. Paddy Considine stars as King Viserys Targaryen.
House of the Dragon will dive deep into the Dance of the Dragons, a Targaryen civil struggle that just about destroyed the realm. It was a struggle of succession between Princess Rhaenyra and her half-brother Prince Aegon II. The struggle didn’t finish effectively for both of them. House of the Dragon is presently filming and can air on HBO and HBO Max in 2022.