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House of the Dragon Cast & Characters | Full Details!

On Sundays, prepare to return to the realm of “Game of Thrones.” “House of the Dragon,” an HBO prequel series, returns to Westeros. Instead of covering a vast story across multiple cities, this series focuses on the Targaryen dynasty approximately 200 years before Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen were born.

Unlike the original “Game of Thrones,” “House of the Dragon” does not have showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Instead, the prequel series was produced by authors George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal and is based on Martin’s book “Fire & Blood.” The novel spans several generations and chronicles the long history of House Targaryen; a second volume of the novel is expected to be released at some time (first, Martin must finish his main “A Song of Ice and Fire” series).

The story of the Dance of Dragons, which is the war of succession within House Targaryen, is told in “House of the Dragon.” Because it was extensively detailed in “Fire & Blood,” the complete story is available to read, thus HBO series watchers should be wary of spoilers for subsequent plots.

“House of the Dragon,” like the original series, immediately exposes viewers to a diverse range of individuals. Everyone has a variety of complex political, familial, and romantic (and occasionally all three!) relationships, so here’s a summary of who’s who.

On August 21, HBO and HBO Max will premiere “House of the Dragon.”


House of the Dragon Cast & Characters | King Viserys Targaryen |

Viserys, played by Paddy Considine, is the reigning monarch of Westeros at the moment. He is Daemon’s elder brother as well as the father of Rhaenyra. He was first picked to succeed their grandfather instead of his cousin Rhaenys. He must now select his own heir. Queen Aemma Arryn is his spouse.


Who Is Rhaenyra Targaryen? House Of The Dragon Character Explained

Emma D’Arcy portrays Rhaenyra as an adult, while Milly Alcock portrays her as a teenager. She is the first-born child of King Visery, yet she is a female, casting doubt on her right to the Iron Throne. She is a skilled dragonrider as well.


" House of the Dragon Cast & Characters | Daemon Targaryen"

Daemon (Matt Smith), the younger brother of King Viserys, is the presumed heir to the Iron Throne. He is a formidable dragonrider and an even more formidable warrior.


" House of the Dragon Cast & Characters | Otto Hightower"

Otto is the Hand to King Viserys and Alicent Hightower’s father. He is portrayed by Rhys Ifans He serves the realm while staunchly opposing Daemon.