Filming for Game of Thrones spin-off, House of the Dragon, has commenced!

After committing to nearly a decade of Westeros adventures, we are more than ready for a new story from the same universe.

It was referenced heavily throughout the show, and now we’ll get to witness the reign of terror the Targaryen’s established.

The official character description for King Viserys says: “Viserys was chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal”. Adding, “A warm, kind, and decent man, Viserys only wishes to carry forward his grandfather’s legacy, but as we’ve learned from Game of Thrones, good men do not necessarily make for great kings.”

Who will star in the spin-off?

With a star-studded cast, we cannot wait to see these actors step into these mystical roles. Emma D’Arcy will play Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Olivia Cooke will play Queen Alicent Hightower, Rhys Ifans will star as Otto Hightower, Steve Toussaint will play Lord Corlys Velaryon, and Prince Daemon Targaryen will be played by Matt Smith.

Other stars set to step into the GOT universe are Paddy Considine  as King Viserys Targaryen, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, trusted ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, and Fabien Frankel as Kingsguard knight Ser Criston Cole.

There will also be one more character taking centre stage, Aegon II Targaryen, Princess Rhaenyra’s younger half-brother who challenges her claim to the throne and ignites a civil war, Entertainment Weekly previously reported. The actor who will play the role has not been revealed.

What has the producer said about the prequel?

Condal previously referenced the epic legacy he has to follow in a YouTube episode of Beyond The Trailer in October when he said: “There’s obviously tons of stuff that I could say…

“I feel like all of it would get me shot or fired.

The Game Of Thrones Prequel House of the Dragon Everything We Know So Far

“I will say this: I realise the shoulders that I’m standing on here in making this show. I realise the footsteps that I’m walking in – they’re very deep, they’re very intimidating, but I come to the show as not only a huge fan of the original series but also a fan of the books.”

The Game Of Thrones Prequel House of the Dragon Everything We Know So Far

Most recent BTS looks…

The Game Of Thrones Prequel House of the Dragon Everything We Know So Far

When will it air?

With production underway this autumn, House of the Dragon will likely air on HBO in 2022. Watch this space.

We *CANNOT* wait

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