After having played Doctor Who brilliantly for three years, then Prince Philip during the first two seasons of The Crown, Matt Smith will rub shoulders with the universe of Game of Thrones. The British actor has just been cast by HBO to play Prince Daemon Targaryen, a major character in the House of the Dragon spin-off, reports EW.

Game of Thrones: Matt Smith among new cast added to prequel series House of the Dragon

Daemon is the younger brother of King Viserys, who will be played by Paddy Considine (The Outsider). A prince known for his skills in combat and his ability to ride dragons. A pure Game of Thrones warrior and Daenerys ancestor, without a doubt.

By the way, House of the Dragon has recruited two other actresses: Olivia Cooke, the female star of Ready Player One, will play Alicent Hightower, the incredibly beautiful daughter of Otto Hightower, The Hand of King Viserys. Having been raised in the Red Keep, she knows the rules of the royal court and its associated politics. The English actress will meet another compatriot, namely Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers), who will play Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the eldest child of King Viserys who is also good at riding dragons …

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This spin-off was co-created by author George R.R. Martin and Colony creator Ryan J. Condal. Miguel Sapochnik, who directed some of Game of Thrones’ most memorable episodes, will serve as showrunner alongside Condal. The House of the Dragon project is adapted from the book Fire & Blood, written by Martin, which provides additional information on his novels A Song of Ice and Fire.

THE NEW GAME OF THRONES SPIN-OFF SERIES DRAGONS REVEALED!

Two official visuals have just been shown by HBO, which also announces imminent or almost imminent filming.

We now know what the heirs of Drogon, Rhaegal, and Visions will look like. Or rather their ancestors! The dragons of House of the Dragon, the highly anticipated prequel to Game of Thrones, are unveiled today with these new unseen images posted online.

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It was Jason Kilar, the CEO of WarnerMedia (which owns HBO), who released these two concept arts on the sidelines of the announcement that the films in the Warner Bros. catalog. would all be released on HBO Max in 2021. Exciting visuals for Game of Thrones fans, along with another equally heartening tidbit:

“The shooting of the next Game of Thrones series, House of the Dragon will begin … in a few months. Watch out for the dragons!”

It is therefore understandable that preparations are accelerating that official production could be launched during the first quarter of 2021.

This spin-off was co-created by author George R.R. Martin and Colony creator Ryan J. Condal. Miguel Sapochnik, who directed some of Game of Thrones’ most memorable episodes, will serve as showrunner alongside Condal. The project is adapted from the book Fire & Blood, written by Martin, which provides additional information on his novels A Song of Ice and Fire.