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HBO reportedly casting for Daemon Targaryen for “House of the Dragon”

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The Game of Thrones finale left us in shambles after the shocking but satisfying end of the series. As die-hard fans of the epic, we always want more. What more can make us happier than the announcement of prequel series to our favourite fantastical drama?

Ever since it’s announcement, fans have been speculating about key characters and casts. There have been rumours about the House of the Dragon casting currently taking place at the HBO headquarters. As expected, it only adds to the hype engine fuelled by fans.

The HBO are reportedly eyeing actors for the role of Daemon Targaryen, the younger brother to the King Viserys Targaryen. He is described as a middle aged man, between 40 to 50 years of age. He was in line to the throne, but he never expressed his desire for it directly. The Prince is said to be constantly obsessed with earning the love and acceptance of his brother, the King. He gets bored very easily, but is really skilled with a sword. He is a seasoned warrior who keeps swinging between good and vile nature.

Daemon Targaryen

House of the dragon is expected to span the period from the arrival of Aegon Targaryen to Westeros to the Dance of the Dragons, and the internal conflict and civil war that tore them apart. The source material is of course George R. R. Martin’s novel, Fire and Blood. It also includes anthologies Dangerous Women and Rogues.

The show is scheduled to premiere in 2022, with castings and shooting to begin in 2021. The show-runners are Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik (Emmy winner for the “Battle of the Bastards” episode ) and Ryan Condal.

Who do you think would be the perfect fit for the role? Please tell us in the comments below.


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A casting call has supposedly gone out for the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon

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A casting call has supposedly gone out for the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon

The sight of dragons has been borne with fear, anticipation, and excitement in Game of Thrones. Whether you’re going to get killed by the beast, witness it as a bystander or ride it like our Targaryen heroes, one’s breath draws blood and awe through the veins. House of the Dragon promises us all that and more. It is still in the distance, but intent on arriving soon. After the news of its likely premiere in 2022, we now hear that a round of casting calls has gone out for the show. And it’s the three-headed dragon we’re looking at!

A casting call has supposedly gone out for the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon

Knight Edge Media has reported that a casting call is out for the prequel series by HBO. No wonder, we see Targaryens reign supreme:

Aegon Targaryen

20s, Caucasian Male. Married his two sisters VISENYA and RHAENYS. Withdrawn, quiet, pious. Harsh with those who defy him. Riding the dragon Balerion. LEAD

Visenya Targaryen

20s, Caucasian Female. Older sister and wife of King AEGON TARGARYEN. A voluptuous, stern, serious, and unforgiving woman. Riding the dragon Vhagar. LEAD

Rhaenys Targaryen

20s, Caucasian Female. Youngest sister of King AEGON TARGARYEN. Kindhearted, graceful, playful, curious, impulsive, and given to flights of fancy, with a mischievous aspect to her personality. Riding the dragon Meraxes. LEAD

So, one can guess that House of the Dragon will begin with Aegon’s Conquest of Westeros; and that season 1 will lean upon the three Targaryen siblings/partners who rose to power around each other laying the foundations of Targaryen-rule over the seven kingdoms. Since the prequel is set to follow George R.R. Martin‘s Fire & Blood, it’s also safe to assume that their actions will trigger a chain of events that’s likely to culminate in the civil war of the Dance of the Dragons; a mayhem of bloodlust and dragonfire that sent the Targaryens and dragons into near extinction.

A casting call has supposedly gone out for the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon

Ryan Condal and George R.R. Martin will create House of the Dragon (set 300 years before the start of Game of Thrones) while Miguel Sapochnick and Condal will be showrunners. Sapochnik is also supposed to direct the pilot episode. Moreover, a bright crop of young writers, namely Wes Tooke, Claire Kiechel, and Ti Mikkel have assisted the writing process of the creators.

With the casting call, the House of the Dragon seems to blow the conch-shell for the beginnings of Targaryen legacy. We hope that the sound is heard loud and clear, thus wishing the spectacle good luck for the journey ahead. What do you think about it? Tell us in the comments.


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Harry Potter Alum Miranda Richardson joins the Game of Thrones Prequel

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The Harry Potter-Game of Thrones Crossover Club is growing, folks. Miranda Richardson, whom we loved to hate as the (in)famously nosy journalist Rita Skeeter in the HP films, has joined the cast of the yet unnamed Game of Thrones prequel. The role has been described as a ‘series regular’ and she will be present in the pilot. So it can be safely said that it’s a major role, although no other details have been revealed.

The Harry Potter franchise has been loaning actors to the Game Of Thrones universe for quite some time now. Most famous of these include ‘Tonks’ Natalie Tena assuming the role of Osha in GoT,  and David Bradley, the man behind Hogwart’s often despicable caretaker Argus Filch, as an even more despicable Walder Frey.

In Latest HP-GoT Crossover, Miranda Richardson Joins Game of Thrones Prequel

Michelle Fairley had a blink-and-you-miss appearance as Hermione Granger’s mother in the penultimate Harry Potter film but Game Of Thrones gave her a meatier role as Catelyn Stark. The prequel continues this trend, with Jamie Campbell Bower (young Grindelwald) and Toby Regbo (young Dumbledore) also joining the cast.

The prequel series is being developed by George R.R. Martin and Jane Goldman. HBO has provided a short synopsis, and not much else:

Taking place thousands of years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ the series chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend … it’s not the story we think we know.

The pilot was commissioned in June last year and if greenlit by the channel, may start to air from late 2020 or 2021. Throughout the year, big names have been confirmed to join the cast, Naomi Watts, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Sheila Atim and Ivanno Jeremiah notable among them. With the BAFTA and Golden Globe-winner Richardson pitching in, the prequel sure looks like a star-studded affair.


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5 new actors cast in Game of Thrones prequel

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5 new actors cast in Game of Thrones prequel 'The Long Night'

Game of Thrones has been a television masterpiece. With Season 8 premiering on April 14, the show is all set to wrap up. Now, being the massive success that it has been for HBO, of course, the network didn’t want to let the franchise end there (nor did the fans). So behold, we have prequels! HBO has already moved on with the production of one sequel, with Jane Goldman, and George R. R. Martin developing it. Unofficially titled ‘The Long Night‘, this prequel has now cast 5 new actors. Read on!

The show had cast Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse to be among the lead stars. The Hollywood Reporter now says that five new stars have been added: Marquis Rodriguez (Netflix’s When They See Us), John Simm (Doctor Who, Life on Mars), Richard McCabe (Harlots), John Heffernan (Collateral), and Dixie Egerickx.

 

These additions up the number of series regulars to 16, making it a nice and big ensemble cast. HBO hasn’t revealed any character names or descriptions, yet. Other known cast members are: Naomi Ackie (Star Wars: Episode IX), Denise Gough (Guerrilla), Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight), Sheila Atim (Harlots), Ivanno Jeremiah (Black Mirror), Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Alex Sharp (To the Bone), Toby Regbo (Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) and Miranda Richardson (The Crying Game, World Without End).

Entertainment Weekly reveals the entire cast of Game of Thrones prequel

Set a long time before the events of Game of Thrones, ‘The Long Night’ is one of the many Game of Thrones prequel projects that HBO is working on. However, this is the only one that has made it so far in the production process, as of now. So there’s a good chance this is the first pilot we’ll get to see.

Excited? Talk to us in the comments, down below!


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