HBO’s big next fantasy series is a spin-off of Game of Thrones called “House of the Dragon”.
The 10-episode season is set to premiere its first episode on Binge and Foxtel on August 22 and will arrive weekly after that.
It’s said that the cost of the series is somewhere in the $300 Million range so when compared to the final season of Game ot Thrones which came in at around $130 Million, we could be in for a bit of a show here.
It could have something to do with the number of dragons that appear in this new season as there could be around 17 of them flying around, breaking and burning things.
Game of Thrones was a show that made careers for some young up-and-coming actors and while a few major stars appeared in it this new series has not spared any dollars bringing in some well know actors that can deliver the goods right from the get-go.
Here’s a list of stars to look out for when you and the rest of the world tune in on August 22nd.
Olivia Cooke – Alicent Hightower
Olivia Cooke is an English actor with a history of ballet and gymnastics. At an early age, she performed in the theatre before moving into television through shows like “Blackout” and “The Secret of Crickley Hall”. Her stand-out performance in the 2014 film “The Quiet Ones” then led to a role that she is most known for, that of Emma Decody in the drama/thriller based on the Psycho movie “Bates Motel” as well as Becky Sharp in the miniseries “Vanity Fair”. Now we’ll see her in Game of Thrones: House of Dragon as Alicent Hightower.
Paddy Considine – King Viserys Targaryen
Patrick (Paddy) Considine is an English actor who featured in a few well-known independent films during the 2000s. His most significant role might have been in “Dead Man’s Shoes” in 2004, but he also played great parts in “Stoned” in 2005 and “Cinderella Man”. Other films you’d recognise Considine from including The Bourne Ultimatum, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. He’s that actor that when you see him on the screen you immediately try to remember what you’ve seen him in before.
Graham McTavish – Ser Harrold Westerling
If you love fantasy there’s a good chance you’ll remember Graham McTavish. His roles in the series “Outlander” and as Dwaine in Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” series have made him a memorable actor on our screens. You might even remember McTavish from powerful films like 2008’s “Rambo” with Sly Stallone and “Creed” in 2015.
Matt Smith – Prince Daemon Targaryen
Where do I know Matt Smith from? Doctor Who, Doctor Who and Doctor Who.
Matt Smith was cast as the Eleventh incarnation of classic Science Fiction hero “The Doctor”. But did you know the English-born actor made his debut in “The Ruby and The Smoke” before being the youngest actor to take on the role of the iconic Time Lord?
Since leaving that series in 2013 Matt Smith has been seen in “The Crown” playing Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Last Night in Soho, Terminator Genisys and the Marvel-based Vampire movie “Morbius”.
If you haven’t seen it yet, get ready to pop this trailer on a loop so you can catch all the hidden gems.
Game of Thrones is back and we are here for it!