The House of the Dragon has grown as the Game of Thrones prequel series added seven members to complete its cast, according to Deadline. Joining the previously announced five lead characters are Ryan Corr (Holding the Man, Wolf Creek 2), Graham McTavish (Outlander, Blood Red Sky), Matthew Needham (Stutterer, Sanditon), Jefferson Hall (Skin Walker, Angelyne), Bill Paterson (Fleabag, The Repair Shop), David Horovitch (They Do It With Mirrors, Bognor), and Gavin Spokes (Brexit, Hitmen).
Based on co-creator George R.R. Martin’s (A Dance of Dragons) 2018 book, Fire and Blood, House of the Dragon tells the story of Targaryen rule of King’s Landing, 200 years before the events of HBO’s Emmy-winning, Game of Thrones. According to Deadline, Corr is set to play the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms, Ser Harwin “Breakbones” Strong. He is the eldest son of Lyonel Strong and the expectant heir of Harrenal. McTavish has been cast as Ser Harrold Westerling, an honorable and loyal member of the Kingsgaurd.
Needham is Larys Strong, Breakbones’ younger brother, via Deadline. Hall will portray dual roles as twins Lord Jason Lannister and Ser Tyland Lannister. Jason is the current Lord of Casterly Rock while Tyland is his lesser, more nefarious, politician brother.
Paterson will play the role of Lord Lyman Beesbury, according to Deadline. Beesbury serves as the king council’s Master of Coin and Lord of Honeyholt. He is joined by Horovitch’s Grand Master Mellos, who is the king’s trusted advisor. Lastly, Spokes will portray Master of Laws Lyonel Strong, the father of Harwin and Larys.
Set for a 2022 premiere, the series is executive produced by Martin and co-creator and co-showrunner, Ryan Condal (Colony, Plurality), who also penned the pilot’s script, via Deadline. Miguel Sapochnik (Repo Men, Finch) will co-showrun, executive produce, and direct several episodes including the pilot. He is joined by executive producer Greg Yaitanes (Snowfall, In the Cold Dark Night), Clare Kilner (The Wedding Date, How to Deal), and Geeta V. Patel (Meet the Patels, P-Valley) who all share directing duties of the ten-episode season. Writer Sara Lee Hess (Orange is The New Black, Deadwood), Vince Gerardis (Jumper, Falshforward), and Ron Schmidt (A.P.E.X., Mimic: Sentinel) round out the executive producers.