The Iron Throne, earlier than its destruction within the Recreation of Thrones sequence finale.
The present occupant of the Iron Throne is King Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine).
The Hand of the King: This time, it is Sir Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans).
Queen Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), spouse to Viserys I, can be the daughter of Otto.
Milly Alcock performs the younger Princess Rhaenyra, daughter of King Viserys I and his first spouse.
An older Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) with Prince Daemon (Matt Smith), brother to Viserys I. Naturally, he covets the Iron Throne.
A clashing of swords. That is in all probability grasp swordsman Ser Criston Cole on the left.
Distinguished company: Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint, second from left) is married to Rhaenys (Eve Greatest, far proper), cousin to Viserys I. She was as soon as a contender for the Iron Throne.
Corlys, aka the Sea Snake, is Grasp of Ships, controlling the royal fleet.
Sonoya Mizuno performs Mysaria, a mysterious dancer from the far Jap metropolis of Lys.
A home constructed on fireplace and blood.
HBO has launched the primary teaser for Home of the Dragon, giving us our first actual take a look at this spinoff prequel sequence to Recreation of Thrones. Set 200 years earlier than the occasions of its predecessor, the sequence will chronicle the start of the top for the reign of Home Targaryen, culminating in civil warfare. Along with co-creators George R.R. Martin and Ryan J. Condal, Miguel Sapochnik—who filmed a few of the most eye-popping, difficult battles on Recreation of Thrones—will function co-showrunner and direct the pilot and several other different episodes. The sequence started filming in April.
This time round, the supply materials is Martin’s 2018 epic fantasy Fireplace and Blood, a fictional historical past of the Targaryen kings. It begins with Aegon I’s conquest of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, due to the household’s superior weaponry within the type of dragons, adopted by a interval of relative peace. Half three focuses on Aegon I’s sons, King Aenys I and King Maegor I. When the latter dies, the son of Aenys, Jaehaerys I, ascends to the Iron Throne. Jaehaerys I had two sons, however they each died earlier than their regal father, thereby triggering a succession disaster.
The ultimate two sections of Fireplace and Blood cope with the fallout of that disaster and appear to be the first supply materials for this new sequence. Primarily, a council of lords selects King Viserys I Targaryen to succeed Jaehaerys I, passing over Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, a dragonrider often known as “the Queen Who By no means Was.” Viserys I has no sons by his first spouse and decides his daughter, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, will succeed him. However that is Westeros, so there are others scheming for the Iron Throne, most notably Ser Otto Hightower, Hand of the King—whose daughter Alicent turns into the king’s second spouse—and Prince Daemon Targaryen, the king’s youthful brother.
We do not get many extra specifics from this primary teaser, however it does give us sense of the general feel and appear of the present. And we get a peek on the forged, which options Paddy Considine as King Viserys I; Emma D’Arcy because the older model of Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock performs the youthful model); Olivia Cooke as Girl Alicent Hightower; The eleventh Physician, Matt Smith, as Prince Daemon; Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower; Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, aka the “Sea Snake”; and Eve Greatest as Rhaenys Velaryon.
The forged additionally consists of Sonoya Mizuno because the foreign-born dancing lady Mysaria; Fabien Frankel because the Dornish-born Ser Criston Cole, a talented swordsman; Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling, a member of the King’s Guard charged with defending Rhaenyra; Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin Robust, the strongest man within the Seven Kingdoms; Jefferson Corridor as an identical twins Lord Jason and Ser Tyland Lannister (clearly twins run within the Lannister bloodline); David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos; Invoice Paterson as Lord Lyman Beesbury, Grasp of Coin; and Gavin Spokes as Lord Lyonel Robust of Harrenhal.
What the teaser cannot inform us is whether or not Sapochnik and Condal can recapture that early Recreation of Thrones magic and keep away from the pitfalls of the later seasons, which alienated a big swath of the fan base. At the very least this time, the showrunners will not outpace the books. That stated, Fireplace and Blood acquired blended essential evaluations, with some criticizing its dry narrative type (one reviewer dismissed it as “interminable, self-indulgent crap”) and others praising it as “a masterpiece of common historic fiction.” As Ani Bundel wrote for Ars again in 2019, “Maybe it needs to be stated each time a brand new Recreation of Thrones season or sequence is made: the gods toss a coin within the air and the world holds its breath to see the way it will land.”
Home of the Dragon ought to debut on HBO Max someday subsequent yr.
Official teaser for Home of the Dragon, coming to HBO Max in 2020.
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