“House of the Dragon” just got its lead star and it’s a very familiar face!
The prequel of Game of Thrones, named House of the Dragon, just got its lead star! And it’s no unfamiliar face.
King Veserys will be played by Paddy Considine, who also starred in Peaky Blinders and The Outsider. The show is set about 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones. The show was created by Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, and it was ordered by HBO.
The first season of “House of the Dragon” will run 10 episodes. Considine’s King Viserys Targaryen was picked to follow the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen. The character is described as a “warm, kind and decent man” who wants to keep his grandfather’s legacy going.
The show is based on Martin’s Fire & Blood series, which centers on House Targaryen.
House of the Dragons is HBO’s second attempt at creating a Game of Thrones prequel series. The first try was Bloodmoon, which was developed by Martin and Jane Goldman. The pilot was even cast and shot, but unfortunately, in October 2019, HBO chose to not move forward with the project.
Right before Bloodmoon fell apart, HBO started to work on House of the Dragons. Just last month, a casting call reportedly leaked, giving fans an idea of who the characters will be in the new show.