Game of Thrones spin-off series House of the Dragon cast confirmed as production starts

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The Game of Thrones successor show, House of the Dragon, has begun production.

The show's official Twitter account shared the news, as well as various pictures of the now-confirmed cast. The first Tweet reads "Fire will reign [fire emoji]" and came with a photo of the production team and cast members sitting at a large table.  

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The rest of the thread features photos of individual cast members with their character names including various confirmations, such as "Steve Toussaint as The Sea Snake." It was also confirmed that the show will be available on HBO Max next year, in 2022.

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The cast also includes Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy, Matt Smith, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Rhys Ifans, and Sonoya Mizuno. 

Game of Thrones ruled HBO since its first episode aired on April 17, 2011. Now that the series is over, endin on May 19, 2021, House of the Dragon will hopefully fill some of the void left with a story that will focus on the Targaryens, the dragon-riding royal family who likes to keep in in the family, who eventually produces Daenerys Targaryen, a major character in Game of Thrones. The events of the series will take place before Game of Thrones, inspired by the events of Martin's 2019 Targaryen history, Fire & Blood Vol. 1.

House of Dragons series is reportedly 10-episode and is scheduled for release in 2022. Before then, make sure to nab HBO Max at one of these bargain HBO Max prices.

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