The ‘Sport of Thrones’ universe is increasing. The prequel sequence ‘Home of the Dragon’ is now in manufacturing. Right here’s what we all know to date.
The primary Sport of Thrones spinoff, Home of the Dragon, is shaping as much as be simply as epic as its predecessor. The Sport of Thrones prequel has already acquired a 10-episode sequence order from HBO. The community revealed on Dec. 11 the casting of three key forged members: Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Emma D’Arcy.
Tailored from creator George R. R. Martin’s Fireplace & Blood, which explains the historical past of the Targaryen household, Home of the Dragon goes to make clear some of the highly effective households within the historical past of Westeros. And, sure, there shall be dragons. HollywoodLife has the most recent information that we find out about Home of the Dragon.
HBO introduced on April 26, 2021, that Home of the Dragon was formally underway. A photograph of the very first desk learn was shared on the official Home of the Dragon Instagram web page. “Fireplace will reign… The @HBO authentic sequence #HouseoftheDragon is formally in manufacturing… Coming to @HBOMax in 2022,” the caption learn. The primary forged members had been socially distanced in a room as they learn their first script.
Paddy Considine has been forged as King Viserys Targaryen. Viserys was the fifth Targaryen king to sit down on the Iron Throne. He’s one in every of Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestors. Viserys was chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Outdated King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, on the Nice Council at Harrenhal. A heat, variety, and respectable man, Viserys solely needs to hold ahead his grandfather’s legacy, based on HBO. He’s additionally a dragonrider.
HBO confirmed the addition of three essential forged members on Dec. 11. Matt Smith will play Prince Daemon Targaryen. Daemon is the youthful brother of King Viserys and inheritor to the throne. Daemon is a peerless warrior and a dragonrider who possesses the true blood of the dragon. However it’s stated that at any time when a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin within the air. Matt is greatest identified for his roles in Physician Who and The Crown.
Olivia Cooke will play Alicent Hightower. She’s the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and essentially the most comely lady within the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised within the Purple Maintain, near the king and his innermost circle; she possesses each a courtly grace and a eager political acumen. The 26-year-old is greatest identified for her roles in Bates Motel and Vainness Honest.
Emma D’Arcy has been forged as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. Rhaenyra is the king’s first-born baby. She is of pure Valyrian blood, and he or she is a dragonrider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with all the things…however she was not born a person. She not too long ago starred within the Amazon Unique sequence Fact Seekers.
Further forged members embrace Rhys Ifans. He will play Otto Hightower, who notably served as Hand of the King to a few kings. Steve Toussaint will star as Lord Corlys Velaryon, a.ok.a. the Sea Snake. Eve Finest and Sonoya Mizuno may even star in Home of the Dragon.
Home of the Dragon is all in regards to the story of Home Targaryen. The Targaryen household has a wealthy historical past, so there’s quite a lot of floor to cowl. Again in 2019, George teased in his official weblog: “In case you’d wish to know a bit extra of what the present shall be about… nicely, I can’t truly spill these beans, however you may need to choose up a replica of two anthologies I did with Gardner Dozois, DANGEROUS WOMEN and ROGUES, after which transfer on to Archmaester Gyldayn’s historical past, FIRE & BLOOD.”
Fireplace & Blood encompasses Targaryen historical past from Aegon the Conqueror to Aegon III. Provided that King Viserys Targaryen goes to function prominently within the 10-episode sequence, it’s probably the present will happen across the time of his reign, which was from 103 AC to 129 AC.
Home of the Dragon will happen 300 years earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones. So don’t anticipate any cameo appearances from the unique Sport of Thrones forged. We’ll be coping with all-new characters within the prequel.
A premiere date has not been confirmed by HBO formally, however HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys instructed our sister web site Deadline in Jan. 2020 that his “guess is someday in 2022.” Casey stated this again in Jan. 2020 earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most productions across the globe for a time frame. The pandemic might have modified the unique timeline, however HBO hasn’t but given an replace on the prequel’s launch.
Behind The Scenes
The prequel is in very good fingers. George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal will function co-creators. Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan would be the Home of the Dragon showrunners. They’ll even be government producers alongside George and Vince Gerardis.
Miguel notably directed 6 Sport of Thrones episodes, together with “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Lengthy Evening.” He was a part of the manager producing group when the present received the Emmy for Finest Drama Sequence in 2019.