It’s official: The Game of Thrones prequel series has started production.
HBO announced on Twitter on Monday that House of the Dragon has begun filming in the U.K. and released this behind-the-scenes photo of a socially distanced table read:
House of the Dragon tells the story of the Targaryen family in Westeros and is set 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones. The drama is from is from co-showrunners Ryan Condal (Colony) and Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones) and executive producer and saga author George R.R. Martin.
The series stars Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) as Alicent Hightower, Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Paddy Considine (Peaky Blinders) as King Viserys Targaryen, Matt Smith (Doctor Who) as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Steve Toussaint (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time) as Lord Corlys Velaryon a.k.a. The Sea Snake, Eve Best (Nurse Jackie) as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill) as Otto Hightower, Sonoya Mizuno (Crazy Rich Asians) as Mysaria, and Fabien Frankel (Last Christmas) as Ser Criston Cole.
House of the Dragon is one of six GoT-related prequel projects in the works at HBO, plus there’s a stage show in development for Broadway/West End that will feature new actors playing iconic characters from the original series.
House of the Dragon premieres in 2022