HBO‘s House of the Dragon has added Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Emma D’Arcy to the cast of the Game of Thrones spinoff series. Smith, is of course widely known for playing Doctor Who. In House of the Dragon he will step into the role of Daemon Targaryen, the younger brother of King Viserys and heir to the throne.
D’Arcy will play Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. A dragonrider and also the first-born, pure Valyrian-blooded offspring.
Cooke, who is known for her role as Lou on Amazon’s Sound of Metal as well as playing Art3mis in Ready Player One, joins the cast as Alicent Hightower, daughter to King Otto Hightower. Raised in the Red Keep, she also serves as his Hand of the King to her father and is said to be close to his inner circle.
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You can find descriptions for the characters below.
“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…”
Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen:
“Born with everything… but she was not born a man.”
‘The most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. Courtly grace and a keen political acumen.”
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