It has already been confirmed that House of the Dragon has begun production. However, it looks like the cast of the Game of Thrones spin-off is still growing. The HBO series has just added two new actors to play truly important roles.
HBO has confirmed that Milly Alcock and Emily Carey will be joining the cast of House of the Dragon. The two actors will play the younger versions of Emma D'Arcy and Olivia Cooke's character in the show.
Alcock will play the young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. Rhaenyra is King Viserys Targaryen's first-born child and she also happens to be a dragonrider. With that in mind, we'll be seeing her in action in the series.
Carey has been cast as the young Alicent Hightower, the daughter of the Hand of the King who has spent her whole life in the Red Keep. Alicent is set to play a major role in politics in the show.
It's interesting to see that we will also get to see the backstory of two important female characters in House of the Dragon. After all, Rhaenyra has a mysterious past with her uncle Prince Daemon Targaryen and it would be intriguing to see what truly happened to them when the princess was much younger.
House of the Dragon will also star Paddy Considine as King Viserys and Matt Smith as Prince Daemon. The series has not yet been given an official release date. However, it is already expected to air on HBO sometime in 2022.