Monday, October 25, 2021

‘House of the Dragon’: ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Announces Additional Cast Members

Are you excited for some House of the Dragon news? The much-awaited prequel to the Game of Thrones series has added more cast announcements for their first season. Ryan Corr (Holding the Man), Jefferson Hall (Devs), David Horovitch (Miss Marple), Graham McTavish (Outlander), Matthew Needham (Chernobyl), Bill Patterson (Fleabag), and Gavin Spokes (Brexit) will join the cast.

Ryan Corr plays Ser Harwin “Breakbones” Strong. Breakbones has the reputation as the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms and eldest son to Master of Laws Lyonel Strong as well as heir to Harrenhal. Matthew Needham will play Larys Strong, the younger son of Master of Laws Lyonel Strong.

Jeffrey Hall will play two identical twin Lannister brothers. Hall will play Lord Jason Lannister, who is the Lord of Casterly Rock, and his twin brother, Ser Tyland Lannister, who is a crafty and calculating politician.

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Rounding out King Viserys council and advisors is Horovitch, a Grand Maester Mellos. McTavish joins the cast as Ser Harrold Westerling a senior Kingsguardman since the days of King Jaehaerys who is known for his honor. There is also Paterson who will play Lord Lyman Beesbury, the Lord of Honeyholt, and Master of Coin. Gavin Spokes joins the cast as Lord Lyonel Strong, the Master of Laws to King Viserys and Lord of Harrenhal.

Previous actors cast for the House of the Dragon series include Matt Smith (The Crown, Doctor Who) as Prince Daemon Targaryen, younger brother to the King Viserys, and heir to the throne; Rhys Ifans (Berlin Station) as Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King; and Paddy Considine (Peaky Blinders) as King Viserys Targaryen.

The prequel is co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal. Condal, who wrote the pilot script, will also serve as showrunner with Miguel Sapochnik. Sapochnik will also direct the pilot and subsequent episodes. Co-executive producers and writers include Sara Lee Hess, Vince Gerardis, and Ron Schmidt. Greg Yaitanes (who also co-executive produces), Clare Kilner, and Geeta V. Patel will also direct the 10-episode debut season.

House of the Dragon is set 200 years before Game of Thrones and will debut sometime in 2022 on HBO. In the original Game of Thrones series, Dany Targaryen says, “Fire cannot kill a dragon.” The Nerds are certainly getting fired up to find out what does in this prequel series.

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