Targaryens Assemble: House of the Dragon Begins Production

The house of Fire and Blood has gathered.

The HBO prequel series to Game of Thrones has officially started production. House of the Dragon, GOT's highly anticipated spin-off, will introduce viewers to one of the bloodiest eras in Targaryen history, with the promise of battles, dragons, and more.

Just a few hours ago, HBO's House of the Dragon finally opened its Twitter account, blessing GOT fans' feeds with the very first look of the show's production. The first BTS shots show the main cast going through a (socially distanced) table read.

The following actors and actresses behind the two fighting factions of the Targaryen civil war were in attendance:

The Blacks

Emma D'Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, contender for the Iron Throne

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Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon, the Sea Snake, a Targaryen ally by marriage

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Paddy Considine as King Viserys I, father of Aegon III and Rhaenyra, who he favored for the throne

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Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, husband to Rhaenyra and brother of Viserys

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The Greens

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, second wife of Viserys and mother to Prince Aegon, a contender for the throne

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Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, father of Alicent and Viserys' Hand of the King

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What will the show be about?

GOT's prequel series will follow the events of the Targaryen civil war, otherwise known as the Dance of Dragons. Expect a lot of scheming, betrayal, dragon battles, and bloody deaths. It will be based on Fire & Blood, the Targaryen-focused lexicon by George R.R. Martin.


House of the Dragon will be released in 2022.

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