HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is treating us with a brand new casting announcement. The four names added are below, and we’re just that much closer to having dragons and betrayal back in our lives.
Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifans, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno have officially been announced as regulars on House of the Dragon. They join Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith and Paddy Considine. The series is based on Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon . The story is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.
What we know so far; Steve Toussaint (Small Axe: Red, White and Blue) will play Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Snake.” He’s lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as the Targaryens and the most famed nauticul adventurer in Westeros. The Sea Snake has built his house into a power richer than the Lannisters and which claims the largest navy in the world. Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, Berlin Station) plays Ser Otto Hightower, hand of the king to Vaserys Targaryen (Considine). As he sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king’s brother Daemon (Smith). Eve Best (Nurse Jackie) will play Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Lord Corlys’ wife and a dragonrider. She’s known as “The Queen Who Never Was,” as she was passed over as heir to the throne in favor of her her cousin, Viserys, just because he’s a man. Sonoya Mizuno (Crazy Rich Asians) will play Mysaria, who came to Westeros with nothing and became the most trusted, and most unlikely, ally of Prince Daemon, heir to the throne.
House of the Dragon snagged a straight to series order in 2019, becoming the first Game of Thrones spinoff to go forward at HBO. The 10-episode series is co-created by Martin and Ryan Condal (USA Network’s Colony). Ryan Condal is writing alongside Sara Lee Hess and will serve as co-showrunner with Thrones veteran Miguel Sapochnik, who’s also directing the pilot and additional episodes.
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