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Game Of Thrones Spinoff House Of The Dragon Gets First Images

Check out some of the cast for the upcoming HBO series.


House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel, is now in production and is set to hit HBO and HBO Max sometime in 2022. WarnerMedia has released images from the set showing off some of the characters from the upcoming series.

While the recent image HBO released of the production room for the show was mildly interesting, people really want to see some of these new characters, especially when one of the cast members was once The Doctor. There were three images released for the show, along with character descriptions, which you can check out below.

Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO
Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO

Emma D'Arcy (Truth Seekers) plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. She is King Viserys Targaryen's first-born and is pure Valyrian blood. Additionally, she's a dragonrider. Matt Smith (Doctor Who) plays Prince Daemon Targaryen, the younger brother of Viserys and current heir to the throne. Also 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," reads the official descriptions.

Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO
Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO

Steve Toussaint (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) plays Lord Corlys Velaryon, also known as "The Sea Snake." The Lord of House Velaryon is a famous nautical adventurer, claims the largest navy in the world, and has become richer than the Lannisters.

Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO
Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO

Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) plays Alicent Hightower, the daughter of the Hand of the King. She is close to the king and his inner-circle and was raised in the Red Keep. Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) plays Alicent's father, Otto Hightower, who serves King Viserys. He sees Daemon Targaryen as a threat to the realm.

House of the Dragon is based on George R.R. Martin's book Fire & Blood. The story follows House Targaryen and is set 300 years before the Game of Thrones story. Ryan Condal (Colony, Rampage) and Miguel Sapochnik (Altered Carbon, Game of Thrones) serve as showrunners, and they will be joined by Sara Lee Hess (Deadwood) as writer and executive producer.

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