‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ Adds 4 New Cast Members
House of the Dragon is getting new cast members!
The upcoming Game of Thrones prequel at HBO is adding four new actors to the cast, Variety confirmed Thursday (February 11).
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Steve Toussaint (Pine Gap), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill), Eve Best (Nurse Jackie) and Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina) are all joining the prequel alongside previously announced stars Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith.
The show is set a few hundred years prior to the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen and the Targaryen civil war that became known as the “Dance of the Dragons.”
Here’s more about the characters: “Toussaint will star as Lord Corlys Velaryon, ‘The Sea Snake.’ Lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen. As ‘The Sea Snake,’ the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros, Lord Corlys built his house into a powerful seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and that claims the largest navy in the world.”
“Ifans will play Otto Hightower. The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm. As the Hand sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king’s brother, Daemon (Smith), and his position as heir to the throne.
“Best will appeare as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon. A dragonrider and wife to Lord Corlys Velaryon, ‘The Queen Who Never Was’ was passed over as heir to the throne at the Great Council because the realm favored her cousin, Viserys, simply for being male.”
“Mizuno joins as Mysaria. She came to Westeros with nothing, sold more times than she can recall. She could have wilted… but instead she rose to become the most trusted — and most unlikely — ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, the heir to the throne.”
HBO has given the show a 10-episode order with a planned 2022 debut. Find out about another show the creators are working on!
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