House of the Dragon: The Game of Thrones Prequel Cast Is Beginning to Stack Up

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HBO has unveiled more cast members for its long-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon. On Dec. 11, Variety confirmed that Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, and Emma D’Arcy have all joined the lineup and will help bring the drama to life. The news came two months after the streaming service revealed the first cast member: Paddy Considine, the star of HBO’s The Outsider and The Third Day. According to Deadline, Considine was tapped to lead the aptly named series in the role of King Viserys Targaryen I.

HBO announced the Targaryen-focused prequel back in September 2019, giving it a 10-episode order and tapping Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal to serve as co-showrunners and executive producers. House of the Dragon is based on author George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and is currently slated to air sometime in 2022. With its first few costars secured, it looks like the series is officially on its way. Look ahead to read up on the cast and characters!

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