House of the Dragon – (Season 1 — HBO Max)

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House of the Dragon will air on HBO and will likely head to HBO Max afterwards.

The story of the Targaryen civil war that took place about 300 years before events portrayed in “Game of Thrones.”

Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.

Martin and Ryan Condal (Colony, Hercules) will serve as co-creators on the series.

Miguel Sapochnik and Condal will be showrunners, and the pair will also serve as executive producers along with Martin, Vince Gerardis, Sara Lee Hess and Ron Schmidt.

Sapochnik, whose directing credits include six Game of Thrones episodes, won Emmy and DGA honors for “Battle of the Bastards.” He was nominated for another Emmy in 2019 for directing “The Long Night” and won the Emmy for Best Drama Series as an executive producer for the final season. Clare Kilner (The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, The Wedding Date) and Geeta V. Patel (Meet the Patels, The Witcher) will also direct the series. Greg Yaitanes (Banshee, House) is director and co-executive producer. Game of Thrones and Westworld composer Ramin Djawadi will score the series.

Who will they play?

Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen. 

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower. 

Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. 

Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen. 

Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon aka “The Sea Snake.”

Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon. 

Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower,

Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria.

Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole.

Milly Alcock as Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Emily Carey will play Young Alicent Hightower,

Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong. 

Jefferson Hall as twins Lord Jason Lannister and Tyland Lannister. 

David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos. 

Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling. 

Matthew Needham as Larys Strong. 

Bill Paterson plays Lord Lyman Beesbury,

Gavin Spokes is Lord Lyonel Strong. 

Release date: TBD 2022

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