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Ever since its announcement back in 2019, Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon has got the fans really hyped up. HBO Chief Casey Bloys has confirmed time over time that it is the only prequel project they have greenlit so far, which is due for release in 2022. The production has been moving very swiftly, as evident from the various set pictures leaking every now and then on the internet. George R. R. Martin has even theorized the highly awaited prequel will be on the screens by springtime in 2022. That leaves less than a year’s time of waiting, and HBO’s making sure the show is worth the wait by using the latest tech available for shoots.

While we’re waiting, let’s have a quick revision of the cast that has been confirmed so far.

1. Paddy Considine

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Character – King Viserys I Targaryen

Mount – Balerion, the Black Dread

Description – King Viserys – The peace-loving king. Known far and wide for his amicable and firm nature. The ruler whose death sparked the beginning of the Dance of the Dragons. Loves his wife, his daughter and the kingdom deeply. An efficient ruler.

2. Matt Smith

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Character – Daemon Targaryen

Mount – Caraxes, the Blood Wyrm

Description – Daemon is the most feared man in all of Westeros at the time of Dance of the Dragons. He shares a respectful relationship with his older brother, King Viserys Targaryen, and openly supports him. He is known to have engaged in a number of amorous relationships, outside of his marriage with Rhaenyra. However, he supports his wife and niece Rhaenyra during the civil war.

3. Olivia Cooke

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Character – Alicent Hightower

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Description – Alicent is the second wife of King Viserys I Targaryen. She’s mature and ambitious, and wants to claim the Iron Throne for her family by any means necessary. She is the main adversary of Rhaenyra Targaryen, and pushes her eldest son, Aegon II Targaryen, to be the next king. She plays a key role in causing the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragon.

4. Emma D’Arcy

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Character – Rhaenyra Targaryen

Mount – Syrax

Description – Rhaenyra Targaryen is the eldest child of King Viserys I and only one surviving from his first marriage. Viserys names her as his successor and molds her to be a ruler right from her childhood. Her claims are challenged after her father’s death, when Alicent pushes her son Aegon II Targaryen for the Iron Throne. She is one of the main characters and will play a major role in House of the Dragon.

5. Eve Best

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Character – Rhaenys Velaryon

Mount – Meleys, the Red Queen

Description – Princess Rhaenys Velaryon – The Queen that never was. Eldest daughter of Prince Aemon Targaryen, the eldest son of King Jaehaerys. Cousin to King Viserys I, she was denied the Iron Throne upon her father’s death simply for being a woman. Rhaenys is powerful, smart, loyal and a skilled dragonrider. She will be taking Queen Rhaenyra’s side in House of The Dragon.

6. Steve Toussaint

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Character – Corlys Velaryon

Mount – Sea Snake, the ship

Description – Corlys Velaryon – the Sea Snake, a nickname taken from his famous ship. The Lord of the Tides is the head of House Velaryon. Coryls is the greatest sailor that the Seven Kingdoms have ever known, for his sailing adventures to the known world and beyond. He is Rhaenyra Targaryen’s chief advisor and will play an important role in the series.

7. Fabien Frankel

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Character – Criston Cole

Mount – A white horse of unknown name

Description – Criston Cole is the greatest knight in Westeros at the time of Dance of the Dragons. Unlike most knights, who prefer using a blade, Cole’s favourite weapon of choice is a morningstar. He splits from Rhaenyra after an alleged love affair, and sides with Alicent, becoming the Lord commander of the Kingsguard.

8. Rhys Ifans

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Character – Otto Hightower

Mount – N/A

Description – Otto Hightower, originally the Hand of King Viserys I. Hightower is a learned scholar, skilled in the matters of politics, power, chivalry, war, and possesses high ambitions for his house. During the Dance, Hightower is an ardent supporter of his daughter Alicent. He absolutely hates the late king’s younger brother Daemon Targaryen.

9. Sonoya Mizuno

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Character – Mysaria

Mount – N/A

Description – Mysaria of Lys, also known as Lady Misery. She first appears as a lowlife dancer in King’s Landing, eventually becoming Daemon Targaryen’s love interest. She becomes the unofficial “mistress of whispers”, and keeps tabs on all the ongoing chit-chat between members of both the opposing parties. Though she doesn’t directly participate in the civil war, she operates from behind the curtains and will be important to the story of House of The Dragon.

10. John Macmillan

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Character – Laenor Velaryon (rumoured)

Mount – Seasmoke

Description – Laenor Velaryon is the husband to Rhaenyra Targaryen and son of Corlys Velaryon. He is known to be gay and his marriage with Rhaenyra is completely political. It was rumoured that his children with Rhaenyra were not really his, but were bastards, which was spread by Alicent to strengthen her claim to the Iron Throne. He is one of the supporting characters important to the story of the civil war.

11. John and Michael Cooke

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Character – The Cargyll brothers (rumoured)

Mount – N/A

Description – The legendary Kingsguard duo, twin brothers – Arryk and Erryk Cargyll. Both of them play a moving role in the House of The Dragon. Their story shows how the loving brothers are torn apart by the war, and end up fighting each other on opposite sides. Think of it as an older version of the Clegane Bowl, only more brutal, emotionally.

12. Graham McTavish

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Character – To be announced

Do you have any actors in mind for other characters in House of The Dragon? Tell us in the comments below!

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