The end of HBO’s Game of Thrones was never going to be the end of the story. The resulting series, House Of The Dragon, will begin filming in 2021. Recently the cast for the show was announced that includes “The Crown” alum Matt Smith and actor Olivia Cooke.
Smith will portray Prince Daemon Targaryen, the younger brother of King Viserys and heir to the throne. “A peerless warrior and a dragon rider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air,” as per details provided by HBO.
During a recent Q&A with GalaxyCon, “House of the Dragon” cast member Matt Smith alluded to the possibility that his character will ride dragons in the prequel. Although Smith doesn’t definitively reveal in the interview whether or not he’ll be mounting any fire breathers the actor seems to know a bit more than he’s letting on. Based on his coy delivery, viewers can probably expect to see Smith on dragonback sometime during the course of the series. Smith also expresses his gratitude for the opportunity to become part of the GoT legacy and join what’s shaping up to be a great cast.
HBO recently revealed “House of the Dragon”’s first concept art for its dragons. Fans are thus expecting these beasts will at least appear on the show and likely play a central role. HBO specifically says that Daemon possesses “the true blood of the dragon” all Targaryens technically do, but like Daenerys of GOT, Daemon may have a particular connection to them.
HBO has not yet set a release date for House of the Dragon. But the reported current plan is for the series to arrive in 2022.