Matt Smith (“Doctor Who”) as Prince Daemon Targaryen, the king’s younger brother and heir to the throne, a warrior & dragon rider like no other.
He was in the blood of a true dragon, “but it is said that when every Targaryen family was born, the gods tossed a coin into the air”.
Olivia Cooke (“Ready Player One”) as Alice Hightower, daughter of “Hand of the King” Otto Hightower, the most beautiful woman in the Seven Kingdoms.
Growing up in the Red Keep, she was close to King Viserys and his circle of cronies, and was both gentle and graceful, but also intensely politically savvy.
Emma D’Arcy (“Truth Seekers”) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the king’s first child, is a pure-blood Valyrian who is also good at riding dragons. “Many would say she’s gifted, but not a man.”
Paddy Considine (“Peaky Blinders” “The Outsider”) as King Viserys Targaryen (Viserys I), chosen to succeed Jaehaerys Targaryen.
He is a warm, kind, and decent man who wants to carry forward his grandfather’s legacy, but a good man may not be a good king.
Steve Toussaint (“Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”) as “The Sea Snake” Corlys Velaryon, a great navigator.
Rhys Ifans (“The Amazing Spider-Man”) plays the knight Otto Hightower.
The show focuses on the story of the House of Targaryen, involving its famous bloody civil war “Dance of the Dragons”, set back more than 200 years ago.
“House of the Dragon” is based on George Raymond Richard Martin’s book “Fire & Blood”, developed by Martin and Ryan Condal.
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