‘House of the Dragon’ First Look Images & Character Descriptions Revealed

The first of what could be many spinoffs in the world of Game of Thrones is well underway with filming. It looks like things are progressing nicely, because we are already getting a look at the series. You can see one of the images above, featuring Olivia Cooke and Rhys Ifans.

Here’s a look at more featuring Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith and Steve Toussaint:

We are also treated to some early character descriptions from some of the major players in the series. Here they are:

Emma D’Arcy as 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.

Matt Smith as 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…

Steve Toussaint as 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.

Olivia Cooke as 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.

Rhys Ifans as 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.

For more info, see our previous coverage of House of the Dragon. The series is expected to air in 2022 on HBO and on HBO Max. More updates as they become available.

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