Khaleesi’s House of Targaryen is famous—and we’re about to get its full backstory.
HBO has confirmed three further actors solid in House of Dragons, the highly-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel that’ll include 10 episodes within the first season. Based on George R.R. Martin‘s ebook Fire & Blood, the brand new collection will unpack the story of the House of Targaryen and can happen 300 years earlier than all of the motion that went down in GoT begins. The newly introduced leads are Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy, becoming a member of Paddy Considine, who was beforehand confirmed.
So what roles are they set to tackle? Cooke (Ready Player One, Bates Motel) will play Alicent Hightower. According to HBO, she’s the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, “and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.”