Three new names have been added to the cast of House of the Dragon, the ‘Game of Thrones‘ prequel: Olivia Cooke (Vanity Fair), Matt Smith (The Crown) and Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers). According to Deadline they will respectively play Alicent Hightower, Prince Daemon Targaryen and Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.
Alicent Hightower is the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and is considered as the most charming woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the King and his family, and has a keen political acumen. Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen is the King’s eldest daughter, a pure Valyrian and dragonrider. She has all the necessary qualities to ascend the throne except that she was not fortunate enough to be born as a man according to her character’s description. Prince Daemon Targaryen is the younger brother of King Viserys and heir to the throne. He is described as a dragonrider who is an outstanding warrior.
Still according to the American media, another actor would be currently in talks to join the cast of the House of the Dragon series: Danny Sapani (Harlots). He would be in the running to play Lord Corlys Velaryon, also known under the name Sea Snake, and who becomes the hand of Rhaenyra Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons.
As a reminder, House of the Dragon will take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.