The Game Of Thrones prequel Dragon house reveals more of its sprawling cast.
The HBO fantasy drama has announced seven more cast members, including the casting confirmation for Scottish actor Graham McTavish, a veteran of Foreigner and The Hobbit trilogy.
British actor Jefferson Hall, who plays two characters on the show, is also part of the recently confirmed cast: the Lannister twins (presumably identical). This casting is all the more fun / confusing as Hall also had a minor role in Game Of Thrones, playing Hugh of the Vale in two episodes (Hugh was a newly created knight who was quickly killed by Ser Gregor Clegane in the first season).
The network also posted role descriptions, revealing an assortment of Lannisters, Strongs, and Westerlings populating this pre-Westeros timeline.
Here’s the full rundown with official HBO role descriptions.
Ryan Corr (Hold man) as Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong – ‘Breakbones’, Harwin is said to be the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms. Ser Harwin is the eldest son of Law Master Lyonel Strong and heir to Harrenhal.
Jefferson Hall (Vikings) as Lord Jason Lannister – the lord of Casterly Rock and twin of Ser Tyland Lannister.
Jefferson Hall as Tyland Lannister – a cunning and calculating politician, twin of Lord Jason Lannister.
David Horovitch (Miss Marple) as Grand Mestre Mellos – a voice of reason and a trusted advisor to King Viserys.
Graham McTavish (Foreigner) as Ser Harrold Westerling – Ser Harrold has served in the Royal Guard since the time of King Jaehaerys; he is a paragon of chivalry and honor.
Matthew Needham (Chernobyl) as Larys Strong – younger son of the Lawyer Lyonel Strong, brought to justice by his father.
Bill Paterson (Chip bag) as Lord Lyman Beesbury – Lord of Honeyholt and Master of Coin of the Small Council of King Viserys.
Gavin speaks (Hamilton) as Lord Lyonel Strong – Master of the Laws of King Viserys and Lord of Harrenhal.
Additionally, here is the list of previously announced actors and official descriptions:
Paddy considine like King Viserys Targaryen, chosen by the Lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, on the High Council of Harrenhal. A warm, kind and honest man, Viserys wishes only to perpetuate his grandfather’s legacy. But good men don’t necessarily make great kings.
Olivia Cooke as Alicante Hightower, the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King and the most comely woman of the Seven Kingdoms. She was brought up in the Red Keep, near the king and his inner circle; she possesses both a courteous grace and a keen sense of politics.
Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the king’s firstborn, she is of pure Valyrian blood, and a dragon rider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything, but she was not born a man.
Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, younger brother of King Viserys and heir to the throne. A peerless warrior and dragon rider, Daemon possesses true dragon blood. But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air.
Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Serpent” – Lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian lineage as old as House Targaryen. As the ‘Sea Serpent’, the most famous nautical adventurer in Westeros history, Lord Corlys has made his house a mighty seat even richer than the Lannisters and claiming the world’s greatest navy.
Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower – The hand of the king, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his kingdom. According to the Hand, the greatest threat to the kingdom is the king’s brother, Daemon, and his position as heir to the throne.
Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon – A dragon knight and wife of Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Queen Who Never Was” was passed down as heir to the throne to the High Council because the kingdom favored her cousin, Viserys, simply because he was a man .
Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria – Mysaria came to Westeros with nothing, sold more times than she remembers. She could have faded, but instead she became the most reliable – and unlikely – ally of Prince Daemon Targaryen, the heir to the throne.
Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, of Dornish descent, the common born son of the steward of the Lord of Blackhaven. Cole has no right to land or title; all he has to his name is his honor and supernatural skill with a sword.
Dragon house tells the story of House Targaryen and takes place approximately 200 years before the events of Game Of Thrones. It is currently in production in the UK with showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik. Its release is scheduled for 2022.