House of the Dragon: Game of Thrones Prequel Casts Viserys I Targaryen

Recreation of Thrones prequel Home of the Dragon has discovered its first Targaryen. HBO has introduced that award-winning English actor Paddy Considine will play King Viserys I Targaryen – the fifth Targaryen king and one of many riders of the good dragon, Balerion the Black Dread. Viserys’ dying led to the civil battle generally known as the Dance of the Dragons, as he named his first spouse’s daughter Rhaenyra as his inheritor, however his second spouse’s eldest son Aegon the Elder (later Aegon II) fought to assert the throne for himself.

HBO’s official description does not point out any of that. It merely reads: “Viserys was chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Previous King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, on the Nice Council at Harrenhal. A heat, sort, and first rate man, Viserys solely needs to hold ahead his grandfather’s legacy, however as we have discovered from Recreation of Thrones, good males don’t essentially make for excellent kings.”

A BAFTA- and Silver Lion-winning actor and director, Considine is understood for his main function within the 2004 psychological thriller Useless Man’s Footwear, which he additionally co-wrote. His different main roles embody the 2002 highway drama In America, the 2009 thriller The Cry of the Owl, the 2011 motion thriller Blitz, and the 2017 drama Journeyman (which he additionally wrote and directed).

Considine has had supporting roles within the 2004 drama My Summer season of Love, the 2006 thriller The Backwoods, the 2007 motion comedy Sizzling Fuzz, the 2013 sci-fi comedy The World’s Finish, the 2015 historic drama Macbeth, and the 2017 political satire The Demise of Stalin. He was most lately seen in two HBO miniseries: the crime horror The Outsider, and the drama The Third Day, at present airing on Disney+ Hotstar.

That is the primary little bit of casting information for Home of the Dragon that was introduced final October. It’s set 300 years previous to the occasions of Recreation of Thrones and based mostly on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 guide Fireplace & Blood, the primary of two volumes of the historical past of Home Targaryen. The second is but unpublished.

Martin created Home of the Dragon with Ryan J. Condal (Colony). Condal and Recreation of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik will function showrunners and govt producers alongside Martin, Vince Gerardis, and HBO’s president of programming Casey Bloys.

HBO is trying to premiere Home of the Dragon in 2022.

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