Based on George R.R. Martin’s book “Fire & Blood,” “House of the Dragon” is set 200 years before the events of HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” It tells the story of House Targaryen and stars Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Snake,” Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria and Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole.
Corr (“Holding the Man,” “Mary Magdalene” and “Wakefield”) is joining the “House of the Dragon” cast as Ser Harwin “Breakbones” Strong, who is said to be the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms. Ser Harwin is the eldest son to Master of Laws Lyonel Strong and heir to Harrenhal.
Hall (“Devs,” “Halloween” and “Vikings”) will play the parts of Lord Jason Lannister and his twin brother, Ser Tyland Lannister. Jason is The Lord of Casterly Rock, while Tyland is a crafty and calculating politician.
Horovitch (“Miss Marple,” “Mr. Turner” and “The Tempest” at The Royal Exchange Theatre) has been cast as Grand Maester Mellos, a voice of reason and trusted advisor to King Viserys.
McTavish (“Outlander,” “Preacher” and “The Hobbit” trilogy) is set as Ser Harrold Westerling, who has served in the Kingsguard since the days of King Jaehaerys and is a paragon of chivalry and honor.
Needham (“Chernobyl,” “Sanditon” and “Stutterer”) is playing Larys Strong, the younger son of Master of Laws Lyonel Strong, brought to court by his father.
Paterson (“Fleabag,” “Good Omens” and “Outlander”) has been cast as Lord Lyman Beesbury, the Lord of Honeyholt and Master of Coin on King Viserys’s small council.
And Spokes (“Brexit,” “The Ipcress File,” and “Hamilton”) will be Lord Lyonel Strong, Master of Laws to King Viserys and Lord of Harrenhal.
Martin co-created “House of the Dragon” with Ryan Condal. Martin and writer Condal will executive produce alongside Miguel Sapochnik, who is directing the pilot and other episodes. Condal and Sapochnik are handling showrunning.
Also executive producing are writer Sara Hess and non-writers Vince Gerardis and Ron Schmidt. David Hancock is a co-executive producer. Jocelyn Diaz is a consulting producer. Additional directors include co-executive producer Greg Yaitanes, and Clare Kilner and Geeta V. Patel, who do not get producing credits.