Who will be the characters in House of the Dragon?

Who will be the characters in House of the Dragon?
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These are the names and faces of those who will host the first season of the Game of Thrones spin-off.

This summer, we’re going on vacation to Westeros! From August 21, on HBO Max, and in France on OCS, House of the Dragon will take us back to the world of Game Of Thrones, with this new series based on “Fire & Blood”, the book by George RR Martin. We will find King’s Landing, 200 years before the events of Game Of Thronesto follow new characters with their eyes riveted on the Iron Throne… Beware of spoilers!

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Viserys I Targaryen (played by Paddy Considine), King of the Seven Kingdoms

Viserys I Targaryen House of the dragon
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Daenerys’ brother was named after him in Game Of Thrones… Eldest son of Prince Baelon Targaryen and his sister-wife, Alyssa, he becomes the fifth king of the Targaryen dynasty and ascends the Iron Throne in the year 103, in Martin’s original mythology. Riding the dragon Balerion the Black Terror, he nurtures a contentious relationship with his heirs, sowing the seeds of a war of succession.

Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), Prince of the Seven Kingdoms

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Younger son of Baelon Targaryen, he is the younger brother of King Viserys and a possible heir to the throne. A peerless warrior and rider of dragons, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon and will use his art of war to meddle in the war of succession. He rides the dragon Caraxes and carries a Valyrian steel sword.

Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy), Princess of the Seven Kingdoms

Rhaenyra Targaryen House of the Dragon
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She is none other than the eldest daughter of King Viserys I, from his first marriage. Designated by the latter as the legitimate heiress to the Throne, she will have to fight to reign, facing her half-brother, Aegon Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney), the first male born of a second marriage of Viserys.

Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), Hand of the King

Otto House of the Dragon
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Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his kingdom, which lives in times of peace and prosperity. According to him, Daemon is the greatest threat to the kingdom…

Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), Otto’s daughter

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Sweet and pretty, she is the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms and turns many heads. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his inner circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen sense of politics.

Rhaenys Velaryon (Eve Best), Viserys’ cousin

Rhaenys Velaryon House of the Dragon
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She is the “Queen that never was”. The only child of Prince Aemon Targaryen, she is expected to become the heir to the Iron Throne and thus succeed her grandfather Jaehaerys I Targaryen, on the death of her father in the year 92. But she is finally ignored in favor of his cousin Viserys…

Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint), husband of Rhaenys

Lord Corlys Velaryon House of the Dragon
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He is called the “Sea Serpent” because of his history as an adventurer on the oceans of Westeros. Descended from a Valyrian lineage as old as House Targaryen, he enjoys an enormous reputation and is now Lord of House Velaryon. He is even richer than the Lannisters and claims the largest fleet in the world.

Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel), Knight of the Royal Guard

Criston Cole House of the Dragon
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A skilled fighter from the Dornish Marches near Dorne, he is the son of the Lord of Blackhaven’s steward. He will be the fine blade that will protect King Viserys.

Mysaria (Sonoya Mizuno), Prince Daemon’s ally

Mysaria House of the Dragon
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A foreign-born dancer, she has trailing ears and works for Prince Daemon. Reliable, she will also become his confidante.

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