HBO has revealed first look images at the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, which includes Matt Smith who plays Prince Daemon Targaryen, along with character descriptions.
The pics feature Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen along with Smith; Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon (aka the Sea Snake), and Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower with Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower.
Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon character descriptions:
Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen: The king’s first-born child, she is of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she was not born a man.
Prince Daemon Targaryen: The younger brother to King Viserys and heir to the throne. A peerless warrior and a dragonrider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air…
Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Snake”: Lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen. As The Sea Snake, the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros, Lord Corlys built his house into a powerful seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and that claims the largest navy in the world.
Alicent Hightower: The daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen.
Otto Hightower: The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm. As the Hand sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king’s brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.
The series premiers in 2022 and is set 300 years before the Game of Thrones series and tells the story of the Targaryen family in Westeros.
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