Greetings white males and females in your 20s. If you’re looking for work, the Game of Thrones spinoff currently in development at HBO may be something to look in to.
This past weekend casting specs for the show leaked online and it appears that the series, titled The House of The Dragon, will feature three lead characters from the Targaryen family.
In addition to giving us a look into the lead characters, it also gives us their names, as well as the names of their dragons.
According to the leak, producers are looking to cast…
Aegon Targaryen: 20s, Caucasian Male. Married his two sisters VISENYA and RHAENYS. Withdrawn, quiet, pious. Harsh with those who defy him. Riding the dragon Balerion. LEAD
Visenya Targaryen: 20s, Caucasian Female. Older sister and wife of King AEGON TARGARYEN. A voluptuous, stern, serious, and unforgiving woman. Riding the dragon Vhagar. LEAD
Rhaenys Targaryen: 20s, Caucasian Female. Youngest sister of King AEGON TARGARYEN. Kindhearted, graceful, playful, curious, impulsive, and given to flights of fancy, with a mischievous aspect to her personality. Riding the dragon Meraxes. LEAD
These are just the leads of the Targaryen family. Game of Thrones was known for having a huge cast of characters, which is somewhat of a necessity when so many of them die, so expect a much larger leading cast when the show finally goes into production.
No surprise that these seem to be the first group of actors they are looking to cast since The House of The Dragon is a prequel that will focus on the Targaryen family during their height of power 300 years before Daenerys went mad. These are probably the most important roles in the entire series.
If the name Aegon sounds familiar, it’s because there are a number of Targaryans with the name Aegon in the Game of Thrones timeline created by George R.R. Martin, including Jon Snow.
The House of The Dragon was the show surprisingly chosen to be the follow up to Game of Thrones by HBO even though the network had already been developing a different prequel series with Kingsman and X-Men: First Class writer Jane Goldman for a number of years.
HBO’s head of programming Casey Bloys recently explained the reasoning for going with Dragon instead of Goldman’s series.
“One of the things that I think Jane did beautifully… which was there was a lot of world invention because she set her pilot 8,000 years before the current show. It required a lot of thinking about what would it look like back then — how would people talk and relate to each other and what was the mythology underneath? — it was a really big swing. … I would not point to one thing and say, ‘This or that totally missed’; sometimes pilots gel and sometimes they don’t and that’s just the process. So when we looked at House of the Dragon, one of the advantages it had, was it had text from George R.R. Martin and had the Targaryen history. There was a bit more of a roadmap.”
The House of The Dragon is expected to debut on HBO sometime in 2022.