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James Dreyfus cast in House of the Dragon Season 2 and fans aren’t happy

Fans are unhappy with HBO for casting James Dreyfus as Lord Gormon.



James Dreyfus in Gimme Gimme Gimme
Credits: BBC

House of the Dragon season 2 is right around the corner, releasing on June 16. Fans are really excited about it, scouring the internet trying to find more information on what’s to come. Recently, actor James Dreyfus took to X to talk about being cast in a small recurring role in House of the Dragon Season 2, but the fans aren’t happy about the casting. Here’s how it went.

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James Dreyfus is cast as Lord Gormon in House of the Dragon Season 2

The tweet about his casting was met with criticism from the fans due to his history of comment surrounding transgender people, and more so because the show has Emma D’Arcy in a leading role, who identifies as non-binary. Some of the fans shared their thoughts on X criticizing the casting done by HBO.

This move by HBO has been deemed insensitive and cruel by the fans. Not all actors in House of the Dragon Season 2 belong to the traditional genders either and hence, fans say that hiring Dreyfus might drive an uncomfortable atmosphere on the set. James Dreyfus has responded to the backlash he received on X.

Who is Lord Gormon?

James Dreyfus as Lord Gormon

Credits: Max

Gormon Massey is the Lord of Stonedance and the head of House Massey. Lord Gormon sided with the Blacks and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons. He may not be seen in the show for too long since he’s known to have been burned to death attempting to ride Vermithor when Prince Jacaerys Velaryon called for dragonriders.

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Ojas Goel is not a writer by profession but one by heart. His love for Game of Thrones and its intricate world urged him to voice his opinions on the show and remain connected to the developments that follow. He particularly resonates with Tyrion Lannister as he likes the way he thinks and gets out of tricky situations. The Starks are also among his favorite characters since they prove that honesty and honor takes people further in life than debauchery and betrayal. Ojas is a BCA graduate and loves to dive into the tech intricacies in his free time.

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