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House of the Dragon: Meet the Characters
Meet the Characters of House of the Dragon
One of the most intriguing things about Game of Thrones was the influx of characters and their specialty. These characters were usually depicted by their Houses, and the most interesting of these houses, were the Targaryens.
- The Targaryens are powerful, some of them are dragons
- Asides the Targaryens were the Lannisters, whose power was wealth, authority and Territory.
- The Baratheons were also an interesting lot, while
- The Starks were known for their integrity and blind bravery.
However, out of all these Houses, the Targaryens were the most interesting characters. It is therefore not surprising that HBO is doing a spinoff show based on their House alone titled “House of The Dragon”
Here are the characters you should know in House of the Dragon.
House of the Dragon Characters
1) Rhaenyra Targaryen
Rhaenyra Targaryen (Character played by Emma D’Arcy) is a House of the Dragon character who is the daughter of King Viserys 1 Targaryen.
Rhaenyra is a House of the Dragon character that shows so much bravery and is just like her father. She is fearless.
She was married to Laenor Velaryon.
She had three children with Laenor. The children were: Jacaerys, Lucerys and Joffrey. But the marriage ended. Later on, she was married to her uncle- Daemon Targaryen, with whom she also had some children.
As a character in House of the Dragon, Rhaenyra was King Viserys’s oldest child and his first daughter. King Viserys 1 stated that after his death, since Rhaenyra is his oldest child, the throne should pass to her.
This would mean that Rhaenyra would be the first Queen Regnant of Westeros.
However, when her father did die, the council didn’t want her to be queen, partly because she was a woman and partly because she was a woman that didn’t take orders from others. As a character in House of the Dragon.
Rhaenyra is a Dragon Rider, which means she has her own dragon. The name of her dragon is Syrax.
The council decided to pass Rhaenyra for King Viserys’ eldest male child, who was from another mother other than Rhaenyra. This angered the Dragon Princess and caused a war called “The Dance of the Dragons”
Rhaenyra is one of the House of the Dragon characters that is prepared to do anything to claim the throne since her father had in fact, stated that she should ascend the throne rather than her younger brother; who is in fact- her stepbrother.
As a House of the Dragon Character, Rhaenyra would be a semblance to Daenerys Targaryen of Game of Thrones.
2) King Viserys Targaryen
King Viserys Targaryen (Character played by Paddy Considine) was chosen by the lords of Westeros to be king after his grandfather- Jaerhaerys. He is a house of the dragon character that is actually a kind-hearted Targaryen.
3) Alicient Hightower
Alicient Hightower (character played by Olovia Cooke) is mostly the most formidable female Non-Targayen House of the dragon character we encounter. She is politically wise, and the daughter of the Hand of the king.
4) Prince Daemon Targaryen
Prince Daemon Targaryen is a house of the dragon character played by Matt Smith. He is a dragonrider, and he is said to possess the true blood of a dragon. Prince Daemon is indeed a force to be reckoned with.
5) Lord Corlys Velaryon
Lord Corlys (Character, played by Steve Toussaint) is the most respected nautical adventurer in Westeros. He is a house of the Dragon character who is called “The Sea Snake”. He has the largest navy in Westeros.
6) Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
Princess Rhaenys is a House of the Dragon Character played by Eve Best and is referred to as “The Queen that Never Was” because she was named heir apparent but the council of Westeros named her cousin- Viserys King because he was male. She is a dragon rider and the wife of Lord Corlys Velaryon.
7) Ser Criston Cole
An handsome but common-born son of the steward of the Lord of Blackhaven. He is a House of the Drago character played by Fabien Frankel. He has only his experience at war, his sword skills and his honor. He is of Dornish descent.
Watch out, he gives Jon Snow vibesss
Mysaria is a House of the Dragon Character played by Sonoya Mizuno. Mysaria has been sold so many times than she could possibly count, and she has been through a lot. Finally in Westeros, she became of the most trusted people by Prince Daemon Targaryen.
9) Otto Hightower
Otto Hightower is a House of the Dragon Character played by Rhys Ifans. He is the hand of the king and father of Alicient Hightower. He is also very faithful to the king.
10) Baela Targaryen
Character played by Bethany Antonia eldest daughter of Laena Velaryon and rider of the young dragon Moondancer.
11) Phoebe Campbell as Rhaena Targaryen, second daughter of Lady Laena and sister to Baela.
12) Harry Collett as Jacaerys Velaryon, eldest son of Rhaenyra Targaryen.
13) Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong. ‘Breakbones’, Harwin is the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms. Ser Harwin is the eldest son to Master of Laws Lyonel Strong and heir to Harrenhal.
14) Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon Targaryen, first-born son of King Viserys.
15) Jefferson Hall as Tyland Lannister, a crafty and calculating politician, twin to Lord Jason Lannister.
16) Jefferson Hall as Lord Jason Lannister, the Lord of Casterly Rock and twin to Ser Tyland Lannister.
17) David Horovitch as Grand Maester Mellos, a voice of reason and trusted advisor to King Viserys.
18) Wil Johnson as Ser Vaemond Velaryon, younger brother to Coryls Velaryon and commander in the Velaryon navy.
19) John Macmillan as Ser Laenor Velaryon, son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen.
20) Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling, who has served in the Kingsguard since the days of King Jaehaerys; he is a paragon of chivalry and honor.
21) Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen, second-born son of Viserys, nephew to Daemon, and half-brother to Rhaenyra.
22) Theo Nate as Ser Laenor Velaryon, son of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen.
23) Matthew Needham as Larys Strong, younger son of Master of Laws Lyonel Strong, brought to court by his father.
24) Bill Paterson as Lord Lyman Beesbury, Lord of Honeyholt and Master of Coin on King Viserys’s small council.
25) Phia Saban as Helaena Targaryen, second-born daughter of Viserys, sister to Aegon and Aemond, half-sister to Rhaenyra.
26) Gavin Spokes as Lord Lyonel Strong, Master of Laws to King Viserys and Lord of Harrenhal.
27) Savannah Steyn as Lady Laena Velayron, daughter of Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen.
Go to Home
The reign of House Targaryen begins. House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, is coming to HBO and HBO Max on August 21. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.
Paddy Considine (HBO’s The Third Day and The Outsider), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint (It’s a Sin, Doctor Who), Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel and Rhys Ifans to star. Additional cast members include Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, and Savannah Steyn. See the cast and who they will play here.
Martin and Ryan Condal serve as co-creators on the series. Miguel Sapochnik and Condal are showrunners, and the pair also serve as executive producers along with Martin, Sara Hess, Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis and Ron Schmidt. Clare Kilner and Geeta Vasant Patel also direct the series. Greg Yaitanes is director and co-executive producer. Game of Thrones and Westworld composer Ramin Djawadi scored the series.
Future American fantasy drama television series House of the Dragon was developed by Ryan J. Condal and George R. R. Martin for HBO. It is a prequel to Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood and the 2011–2019 television series Game of Thrones.
The dramatization of the Targaryen family’s beginning and demise, as well as the “Dance of the Dragons” civil war, which took place two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, is covered in this series.
In October 2019, House of the Dragon was given a straight-to-series order. Casting will start in July 2020, and in the UK, main photography will start in April 2021.
The series is scheduled to premiere on August 21, 2022. Its first season will consist of ten episodes.
The author of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin, said in November 2018 that a “possible spin-off series would be solidly founded on material in Fire & Blood.”
By September 2019, HBO was almost ready to order a pilot episode of Martin and Ryan J. Condal’s Game of Thrones prequel series, which “tracks the beginning of the end for House Targaryen.”
The adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon, received a straight-to-series order the following month. Showrunners Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, who received an Emmy for directing the episode “Battle of the Bastards,” were chosen.
Additionally, the series’ debut as well as additional episodes would be helmed by apochnik.
The series is set during King Viserys I Targaryen’s reign, 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and it eventually leads to the Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. The project is a revision of the Game of Thrones writer Bryan Cogman’s officially passed-up spin-off plan.
In July 2020, casting got under way. Viserys I Targaryen will be played by Paddy Considine starting in October 2020. Danny Sapani initiated negotiations to join in an undefined role in December.
Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, and Emma D’Arcy had been cast as Alicent Hightower, Daemon Targaryen, and Rhaenyra Targaryen, respectively. Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, and Sonoya Mizuno joined the main cast in February 2021. As Ser Criston Cole, Fabien Frankel joined the cast in April. Graham McTavish was seen in his complete attire on the set in May. In July 2021, Milly Alcock and Emily Carey joined the cast.
The ten-episode first season of the show’s principal photography commenced in April 2021.  The majority of the series’ filming took place in the UK.
Cornwall was the location for filming the final week of April 2021.
Additionally, portions of the first season were filmed in Spain and California, claims Production List.
The new virtual production stage at Warner Bros. Leavesden Studios was used for the first time during the filming of House of the Dragon.
Production was stopped for two days on July 18, 2021, due to a positive COVID-19 case.