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Game of Thrones prequel series starts production

Updated on: 28 April,2021 07:33 AM IST  |  Washington
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The makers conduct a table read for the story based on the Targaryens

Game of Thrones prequel series starts production

The table read of House of Dragons

The time of the Targaryens is coming! The Game of Thrones prequel series, titled House of the Dragon, is officially in production.

HBO announced on Twitter that House of the Dragon has begun filming in the UK and released the behind-the-scenes photos of a socially distanced table read. Alongside a photo of the cast doing a socially distanced table read, the official Twitter account for the series wrote, “Fire will reign. The @HBO original series House of the Dragon is officially in production. Coming soon to @HBOMax in 2022.”

To further excite fans, the account also shared a closer look at the star cast of the series. First up, and the most notable name in the cast, is former The Crown star Matt Smith. As per social media updates, Smith will play Prince Daemon Targaryen.

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Rounding out House Targaryen is Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Paddy Considine as King Viserys. There’s also Steve Toussaint, who will play a character called The Sea Snake.

House Hightower will also be represented in the new series with Olivia Cooke playing Alicent Hightower and Rhys Ifans playing Otto Hightower. Other cast members not photographed include Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria and Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole.

According to reports, the highly-anticipated series, which takes place 300 years before the famed GoT series, follows the forefathers of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke). The upcoming series will focus on a civil war that threatened to tear apart the powerful House Targaryen. Will this shed some light on the Targaryens’ motto, “Fire and Blood”? We hope so.

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