HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon is coming through, and they have cast their leading man.
After a widespread casting search, The Outsider star Paddy Considine has been selected to lead straight-to-series drama House of the Dragon.
According to Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the show will take place 300 years before Game of Thrones and follow members of House Targaryen (home of Daenerys) over 10 episodes.
Considine will star as King Viserys Targaryen, chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal. His character is described as a “warm, kind, and decent man.” The network further noted, “Viserys only wishes to carry forward his grandfather’s legacy, but as we’ve learned from Game of Thrones, good men do not necessarily make for great kings.”
The 47-year-old star has previously appeared on HBO’s The Third Day and The Outsider, as well as on Peaky Blinders and How to Build a Girl. The Staffordshire native has won two BAFTA Awards.
The show is expected to premiere in 2022, and other characters will include Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Queen Alicent Hightower, Prince Daemon Targaryen and Aegon II Targaryen.
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