The Game of Thrones prequel is one more step towards burning your TV., based on George RR Martin’s Fire and Blood anthology about the Targaryen family, picked a prominent man: HBO announced Monday that Paddy Considine will play Viserys Targaryen.
Considine has previously been featured in Hot Fuzz, The Borne Ultimatum, Peaky Blinders, and the 2020 HBO series The Outsider. Viserys Targaryen is a “warm, kind and decent man,” reads a synopsis for his character, “but good men don’t necessarily make great kings.”
House of the Dragon occurs 300 years before Game of Thrones and is slated for a 10-episode first season. Fire and Blood, the book the series is based on, was published in 2018 by Martin. This is the first of two volumes that Martin intends to publish chronicling the Targaryen kings.
House of the Dragon lists Martin and Ryan Condal, producer of 2014 Hercules and 2018 Rampage, as co-creators. Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, former six-episode director of Game of Thrones, are showrunners, replacing the franchise’s famous showrunning duo, DB Weiss and David Benioff.
There’s no date for a release just yet, but HBO director Casey Bloys said in January that his “best guess” was that it would debut in 2022. Martin said on his site last October. that Condal had already done “a lot of writing. ”
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