Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon has found more Targaryens as HBO has added three more key players to its cast. Actors Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith are the new entrants in the show.
Cooke is set to star as Alicent Hightower, the daughter of Hand of the King Otto Hightower, who was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his inner circle. Described as ‘the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms’, Alicent has both courtly grace and a keen political acumen.
On the other hand, D’Arcy will star as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the king’s first-born, pure Valyrian-blooded child, who is a dragon rider. Also, Smith is set to play Prince Daemon Targaryen, King Viserys’ younger brother and heir to the throne. Described as a ‘peerless warrior and a dragon rider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. The series will reportedly be of 10 episodes.