HBO released new images from the upcoming episode of House of the Dragon, revealing multiple aged-up recastings after a 10-year time jump.
The Game of Thrones spinoff premiered a month ago and is set 172 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The series is based on George R. R. Martin’s novel, Fire and Blood, tracing the rise and fall of the Targaryen dynasty leading to the civil war, the Dance of Dragons.
The series features an ensemble cast, including Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, and Fabien Frankel. We already knew that the show would involve a mid-season time jump, owing to which many of these actors would be recast and new actors would be introduced.
Milly Alcock and Emily Carey, who played young Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower in the series, were two of the most significant characters to be recast, owing to the time jump.
With Episode 6 of House of the Dragon due for release next week, HBO has released trailers, clips, and images that have revealed the looks of some of the new actors who will be joining the show from Episode 6.
The new images released by HBO reveal the multiple aged-up recastings that are coming up. The most significant among them include Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra and Olivia Cooke as Queen Alicent, along with various new faces to spot.
Apart from Rhaenyra and Alicent, characters such as Prince Aegon and Princess Helaena will also play an important role in the upcoming episodes. The teenage version of Prince Aegon will be played by Ty Tennant, as seen in the new images.
Evie Allen will be playing Princess Helaena, and Rhaenyra’s husband, Ser Laenor Velaryon, has been recast as John Macmillan. Princess Laena Velaryon, who is now married to Daemon Targaryen, will be played by Nanna Blondell.
Additionally, the Episode 6 images also introduce some new young characters, who were born within the 10-year time jump. In one of the images, we also see Daemon Targaryen and Laena Velaryon’s daughters, Baela (Shani Smethurst) and Rhaena (Eva Ossei-Gerning). We will also be introduced to Rhaenyra and Ser Laenor’s children, who were also featured in the new stills.
The good news is that apart from this 10-year time jump, there will be no other major time jumps in the near future. So, viewers can take their time to get accustomed to the new characters and recastings.
New episodes of House of the Dragon premiere on HBO Max at 9 pm every Sunday.
About House Of The Dragon
House of the Dragon is the prequel series to HBO’s blockbuster Game of Thrones based on George R. R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood.
Set three hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon will show Westeros under the Targaryen family’s rule before the dragons went extinct. It will follow the Dance of the Dragons, the Targaryen civil war between siblings Aegon II and Rhaenyra, who fought for the throne after the death of their father, Viserys I.
Directed by Ryan Condall and Miguel Sapochnik, the show stars Paddy Considine as Viserys I Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen, Tom Glynn-Craney as Aegon II Targaryen, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best as Rhaenys Velaryon, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, Fabien Frankel as Criston Cole, and Graham McTavish.