House of the Dragon

HBO just added three more leads to House of the Dragon

Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Emma D’Arcy will star in the Game of Thrones prequel series. They join previously announced lead Paddy Considine (King Viserys Targaryen). This brings the series up to four out of a reported five main cast members.

Here are the roles these actors are set to play in House of the Dragon (descriptions via Deadline):

Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen: The king’s first-born child, a dragonrider of pure Valyrian blood. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she was not born a man.

Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen: 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…

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower: The daughter of Otto Hightower, Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.

The fifth lead yet to be cast is Lord Corlys Velaryon, aka Sea Snake, who becomes Hand to Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons.

House of the Dragon is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. It tells the story of House Targaryen. The 10-episode series is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood.

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Source: Deadline, though previously reported rumors about Matt Smith’s casting.