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House of the Dragon Takes Next Step, Begins Casting

House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel, has begun the casting process.

According to Recapped, HBO is actively looking to fill the roles of Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower.

“They are currently casting the leads for the Game of Thrones prequel series. There are two female roles: Rhaenyra Targaryen who they’re looking for someone in their late 20s for and Alicent Hightower who should be slightly older. Filming is currently scheduled to take place next year in the UK and Spain.”

The highly-anticipated series is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, a novel detailing House Targaryen 300 years before the events in GoT.

Several GoT prequels were pitched to HBO last year. The network greenlit the Targaryen-centric series after rejecting Jane Goldman’s pilot, which centered around the White Walkers. A story I’m still aching to learn more about.

In May, one year after the infuriating series finale, I wrote a column exploring the future of the Game of Thrones universe.

House of the Dragon is planned for 2022.

Written by Bobby Burack

Bobby Burack covers any news story that deserves attention but focuses on media. His interests include reading Stephen King novels, avoiding traffic on the road, and pretending to solve true-crime mysteries. He still believes Cersei should've won and encourages everyone to always question the news.

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