No other official casting breakdowns for House of the Dragon are available yet. Considine, the first to be cast for the upcoming series, is set to star as King Viserys I, who was chosen to succeed the Old King by the lords of Westeros and ruled over the land 100 years after Aegon’s Conquest and is described as “a warm, kind and decent man” who only wishes to carry on his grandfather’s legacy. More Westeros adventures are coming, at any rate: House of the Dragon, the first GoT spinoff to speed toward production, has found its king.
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In a blog post last fall, Martin said that House of the Dragon, “was actually the first concept I pitched to HBO when we started talking about a successor show, way back in the summer of 2016.” He also emphasized that he would not be writing for the show: “I am not taking on any scripts until I have finished and delivered WINDS OF WINTER.
HBO announced the prequel last October, the same day that the network broke the news that its other GoT prequel, led by Naomi Watts and from showrunner Jane Goldman, would not be moving forward. Based on Considine’s age, it’s probably safe to guess that House of the Dragon skips Viserys I’s relatively peaceful early years (and, alas, his years as a dragonrider) to get straight to the “Year of the Red Spring,” so named because of its many deaths. The character description shared by Entertainment Weekly makes it sound like this Viserys has little in common with the later Viserys we came to know and loathe in Game of Thrones: “King Viserys Targaryen is chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal.
HBO's Game of Thrones prequel has cast its first lead role. Paddy Considine joins Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon.
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According to Entertainment Weekly, other key figures in the Targaryen civil war who are also being cast include Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, King Viserys' chosen heir; Queen Alicent Hightower, Viserys' ambitious second wife; Aegon II Targaryen, Princess Rhaenyra's younger half-brother who challenges Rhaenyra's claim to the throne, igniting a civil war; and Prince Daemon Targaryen, Rhaenyra's uncle, an experienced warrior. Fans have been speculating about the potential lead characters based on Martin's book, though the novel covers 150 years and it's still unclear which time period the series will focus on. Based on George R.R. A warm, kind, and decent man, Viserys only wishes to carry forward his grandfather's legacy, but as we've learned from Game of Thrones, good men do not necessarily make for great kings," the official character description teases. House of the Dragon was announced last year as a 10-episode series co-created by George R.R. But good men do not necessarily make for great kings.”.
"Viserys was chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal. "Good men do not necessarily make for great kings," the official character description teases. After working with the star for the acclaimed miniseries adaptation of Stephen King’s The Outsider, HBO is teaming up with Paddy Considine once again as he has been cast for the forthcoming Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, according to Variety. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, who directed six episodes of Game of Thrones (including “Battle of the Bastards”) are co-showrunners for the series, which is set 300 years before Game of Thrones and based on Martin’s book of fictional history, Fire & Blood.
Recently, he played a major role on The Outsider, the show based on Stephen King’s book of the same name. You must be a registered user to subscribe to threads.
House of the Dragon is created by George R.R. Sapochnik and Condal are also set as co-showrunners of the prequel.
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The novel begins its tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.
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