According to EW, Matt Smith (“The Crown”) has joined the cast of “House of the Dragon”, a spinoff series of “Game of Thrones”.
The actor will play Prince Daemon Targaryen, who is the younger brother of King Viserys (Paddy Considine). He is known for his fighting skills and his ability to ride dragons. But will he succumb to the particular fate of his family?
Olivia Cooke (‘Bates Motel’) and Emma D’Arcy (‘Truth Seekers’) also joined the cast. Cooke will play Alicent Hightower, the beautiful daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King. D’Arcy will bring to life Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys’ eldest daughter.
The story of ‘House of the Dragon’ will take place 300 years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones’ and will follow Daenerys’ ancestors as House Targaryen collapses.
Created by George RR Martin and Ryan J. Condal, the series is based on the novel “Fogo & Sangue”.
Ten episodes have been ordered for the first season, which is not due out until 2022.
Check out the official synopsis of the book:
Centuries before the events of Game of Thrones, House Targaryen – the only dragonlord family to survive the destruction of Valyria – made their home in Dragonstone. The story of Fire & Blood begins with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and continues to tell the generations of Targaryens who fought to keep their seat, until the Civil War that nearly destroyed their dynasty. .
What really happened during the dragon dance? Why was it so dangerous to visit Valyria after the destruction? What were Maegor the Cruel’s worst crimes? These are some of the questions answered by this essential book, brought back by a wise Maester from the Citadel.
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