'Game of Thrones' prequel 'House of the Dragon' releases first-look photos
George R.R. Martin, Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik’s epic will debut sometime next year and features Paddy Considine (King Viserys Targaryen), Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Rhys Ifans, and Steve Toussaint.
The first-look pics feature Smith (Prince Daemon Targaryen) and D’Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon, a.k.a. The Sea Snake), and Cooke (Alicent Hightower) and Ifans (Otto Hightower).
Smith’s character is described as “a peerless warrior and a dragonrider” who “possesses the true blood of the dragon,” while D’Arcy’s Rhaenyra is characterized as a woman who was “born with everything … but she was not born a man.”
Toussaint’s “Sea Snake” is dubbed as “the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros.”
Ifans joins the cast as Otto Hightower, described as a faithful servant to the king and his realm, with his daughter possessing “both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.”
A Naomi Watts-led spinoff was greenlit, but was cancelled after a poorly-received pilot episode was shot in 2019.