Breaking News – HBO Original Drama Series ‘House of the Dragon’ Debuts August 21



HBO Original Drama Series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Debuts August 21

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The ten-episode HBO Original drama series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON debuts SUNDAY, AUGUST 21 on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.

Logline: Based on George RR Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen.

· With: Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans.

Additional Cast: Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham , Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, Savannah Steyn.

Character descriptions can be found HERE

Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the old king, Jaehaerys Targaryen, on the High Council of Harrenhal. A warm, kind and honest man, Viserys only wants to carry on his grandfather’s legacy. But good men don’t necessarily make great kings.

Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, younger brother of King Viserys and heir to the throne. A peerless warrior and rider of dragons, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But they say that every time a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin…

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 brought up in the red keep, close to the king and his inner circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen sense of politics.

Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the King’s firstborn. She is pure Valyrian blood and she is a dragon rider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she wasn’t born a man.

Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Serpent”. Lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen. As “The Sea Snake”, the most famous nautical adventurer in Westeros history, Lord Corlys has built his home in a mighty seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and lays claim to the largest navy in the world. .

Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, dragon rider and wife of Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Queen That Never Was” was passed over as heir to the throne in the Grand Council because the kingdom favored her cousin, Viserys, simply because he was a man.

Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, of Dornish descent, the common son of the Lord of Blackhaven’s steward. Cole has no right to the land or the titles; all he has to his name is his honor and his supernatural skill with a sword.

Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, who came to Westeros with nothing, sold more times than she can remember. She might have withered… but instead, she became the most trusted – and unlikely – ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, heir to the throne.

Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower. The Hand of the King, Ser Otto serves loyally and faithfully to both his king and his kingdom. According to the Hand, the greatest threat to the kingdom is the king’s brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.

ADDITIONAL ACTORS (in alphabetical order):

Milly Alcock as the young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. She’s the king’s firstborn, pure Valyrian blood, and a dragon rider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she wasn’t born a man.

Bethany Antonia as Baela Targaryen, eldest daughter of Laena Velaryon and rider of the young dragon Moondancer.

Phoebe Campbell as Rhaena Targaryen, Lady Laena’s second daughter and Baela’s sister.

Emily Carey as young Alicent Hightower, the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. Alicent was brought up in the red keep, close to the king and his inner circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen sense of politics.

Harry Collett as Jacaerys Velaryon, eldest son of Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong. “Breakbones”, Harwin is considered the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms. Ser Harwin is the eldest son of Lawyer Lyonel Strong and heir to Harrenhal.

Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon Targaryen, eldest son of King Viserys.

Jefferson Hall as Tyland Lannister, a cunning and calculating politician, twin to Lord Jason Lannister.

Jefferson Hall as Lord Jason Lannister, Lord of Casterly Rock and twin to Ser Tyland Lannister.

David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos, voice of reason and trusted adviser to King Viserys.

Wil Johnson as Ser Vaemond Velaryon, younger brother of Coryls Velaryon and commander of Velaryon’s navy.

John Macmillan as Ser Laenor Velaryon, son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen.

Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling, who has served in the Kingsguard since the days of King Jaehaerys; he is a paragon of chivalry and honor.

Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen, Viserys’ second son, Daemon’s nephew and Rhaenyra’s half-brother.

Theo Nate as Ser Laenor Velaryon, son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen.

Matthew Needham as Larys Strong, youngest son of law school master Lyonel Strong, brought to justice by his father.

Bill Paterson as Lord Lyman Beesbury, Lord of Honeyholt and Master of Coin of King Viserys’ Small Council.

Phia Saban as Helaena Targaryen, second daughter of Viserys, sister of Aegon and Aemond, half-sister of Rhaenyra.

Gavin spoke as Lord Lyonel Strong, Master of Laws to King Viserys and Lord of Harrenhal.

Savannah Steyn as Lady Laena Velayron, daughter of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen.

· Credits: co-creator/executive producer, George RR Martin; Co-creator/co-showrunner/executive producer/writer, Ryan Condal; Co-host/executive producer/director, Miguel Sapochnik; executive producer/writer, Sara Hess; Executive producers, Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis, Ron Schmidt; Directors Clare Kilner, Geeta V. Patel; Director/Co-Executive Producer, Greg Yaitanes. Based on “Fire & Blood” by George RR Martin.