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'Game of Thrones' Prequel 'House of the Dragon' Adds 4 New Cast Members

House of the Dragon is getting new cast members!

The upcoming Game of Thrones prequel at HBO is adding four new actors to the cast, Variety confirmed Thursday (February 11).

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Steve Toussaint (Pine Gap), Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill), Eve Best (Nurse Jackie) and Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina) are all joining the prequel alongside previously announced stars Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith.

The show is set a few hundred years prior to the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen and the Targaryen civil war that became known as the “Dance of the Dragons.”

Here’s more about the characters: “Toussaint will star as Lord Corlys Velaryon, ‘The Sea Snake.’ Lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen. As ‘The Sea Snake,’ the most famed nautical adventurer in the history of Westeros, Lord Corlys built his house into a powerful seat that is even richer than the Lannisters and that claims the largest navy in the world.”

Ifans will play Otto Hightower. The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm. As the Hand sees it, the greatest threat to the realm is the king’s brother, Daemon (Smith), and his position as heir to the throne.

Best will appeare as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon. A dragonrider and wife to Lord Corlys Velaryon, ‘The Queen Who Never Was’ was passed over as heir to the throne at the Great Council because the realm favored her cousin, Viserys, simply for being male.”

Mizuno joins as Mysaria. She came to Westeros with nothing, sold more times than she can recall. She could have wilted… but instead she rose to become the most trusted — and most unlikely — ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, the heir to the throne.”

HBO has given the show a 10-episode order with a planned 2022 debut. Find out about another show the creators are working on!

Hugh Jackman to Exec Produce a Drama With 'Game of Thrones' Creators

Hugh Jackman is getting in on the Game of Thrones-adjacent action.

The 52-year-old The Greatest Showman actor will executive produce a new series from creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss under their five-year $250 million deal with Netflix, which will be an adaptation of the novel The Overstory.

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Here’s a plot summary, via THR: “A sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of the natural world. It tells the story of a world alongside ours that is vast, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive and almost invisible to us. A handful of disparate people learn how to see that world and are drawn into its unfolding catastrophe.”

Richard Robbins wrote the script and will exec produce alongside the creators and Hugh, a fan of the novel.

The Overstory is the GoT creators’ third show for the streamer, joining The Three-Body Problem from Alexander Woo and half-hour dramedy The Chair, starring Sandra Oh.

Find out more about the creators’ huge deal with Netflix.

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Tamzin Merchant, the Original Daenerys in 'Game of Thrones,' Talks About Being Replaced by Emilia Clarke

Did you know that Emilia Clarke wasn’t the first actress to play Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones?

The role was played by actress Tamzin Merchant in the show’s 2009 pilot and she was recast when the show was picked up by HBO.

Tamzin is now speaking out for the first time about Emilia taking over the role and how she felt about losing the role, which became one of the most iconic characters in television history.

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'Game of Thrones' Animated Drama In the Works at HBO Max

This is news we weren’t expecting – an animated Game of Thrones drama is in the works!

According to THR, “meetings with writers for the adult-leaning project, which would be similar in tone to HBO’s Emmy-winning flagship, are already under way.” The show would debut on HBO Max.

The Game of Thrones universe seems to be quickly expanding with another prequel series just being announced earlier this month.

HBO’s House of the Dragon is another prequel series that was announced back in 2019 and stars Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith will begin production in the spring. Find out who else will be starring in this particular prequel series.

WHAT DO YOU THINK about the possibility of a Game of Thrones animated series possibly coming to HBO Max?

'Game of Thrones' Prequel Series 'Tales of Dunk & Egg' in Development!

Tales of Dunk and Egg is in the works at HBO, which is great news for Game of Thrones fans as it is a prequel series to the events that happen in the smash hit series!

Here’s what you can expect, direct from Variety: “Based on the series of fantasy novellas by George R. R. Martin, which follow the adventures of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg) 90 years prior to the events of ‘A Song of Ice and Fire.’”

The publication noted that the show is in “early development,” but noted it is a “high priority for HBO” to build on Game of Thrones‘ mass appeal.

There is another Game of Thrones prequel series in the works that has just announced a main cast recently, but will not debut this year.

Olivia Cooke Admits She Didn't Watch 'Game of Thrones' Until She Auditioned for Prequel

Olivia Cooke is dishing on the Game of Thrones prequel House of Dragon!

The 27-year-old actress – who will play Alicent Hightower – shared some new info about the show.

“When I read the script, I hadn’t seen any Game of Thrones,” Olivia revealed to Variety. “But then I binged it and now I’m obsessed.”

Also in the interview, Olivia opened up about the audition process.

“I had to do so many self-tapes,” Olivia recalled. “I was on hold for ages.”

Olivia was offered the role in October, and she was sworn to secrecy before the official announcement was made in December.

“People would ask, ‘What’s up for you next?’” Olivia remembered. “And I’d have to be like, ‘Nothing.’”

As of right now, production for House of Dragon is on hold because of the pandemic, but she did recently have her first costume fitting.

“I’ve had one sort of preliminary fitting when they just draped some fabric on me but that was it,” Olivia said.

House of Dragon is expected to debut in 2022. Find out which other actors will also star in the show!

'Game of Thrones' Prequel Series Announces Lead Stars, Including Matt Smith & Olivia Cooke!

The upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon has found its leading actors!

It was previously announced that The Outsider star Paddy Considine would be part of the cast and now three more actors have joined the series.

Ready Player One‘s Olivia Cooke, The Crown and Doctor Who‘s Matt Smith, and Wanderlust‘s Emma D’Arcy have all joined the upcoming series, according to THR.

House of the Dragon will tell the story of House Targaryen and it is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The show is based on author George R.R. Martin‘s novel “Fire & Blood,” which was published back in 2018.

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