At last, HBO has finally rounded out its main cast for its long-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon. The series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, is based on author George R.R. Martin’s 2019 novel Fire & Blood and will follow the story of House Targaryen. The five major actors who have been tapped as the lead characters are Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, and Steve Toussaint. Other new additions to the cast include Ryan Corr, Graham McTavish, Jefferson Hall, Matthew Needham, David Horovitch, Bill Paterson, and Gavin Spokes.
HBO originally announced the Targaryen-focused prequel back in September 2019, giving it a 10-episode order and tapping Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal to serve as showrunners and executive producers. Though no official release date has been announced yet, HBO did tease a 2022 premiere in its latest trailer. Now that all the major cast members have been announced, we could be expecting more news about the series any day now. Ahead, read up on all the cast members and characters on House of the Dragon!