House of the Dragon just added an important cast member. Fabien Frankel will play Ser Criston Cole in the Game of Thrones prequel.

Cole is the common-born son of the steward to the Lord of Blackhaven. The Dornish man doesn’t have any titles or claims to land, but he does have his honor and incredible sword skills.

Frankel joins previously announced cast members Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, and Emma D’Arcy.

House of the Dragon explores the Game of Thrones universe 300 years before the events of the show. The prequel focused on the history of House Targaryen. Specifically, the series details the Targaryen civil war, known as the “Dance of the Dragons.” The HBO series draws on author George R.R. Martin’s novel Fire & Blood.

Frankel recently appeared in the BBC/Netflix series The Serpent. He also appeared in Last Christmas with Thrones alum Emilia Clark.

House of the Dragon is one of several Game of Thrones prequels and properties currently in development.

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Source: Deadline