Paddy Considine to star in Game of Thrones prequel

The Peaky Blinders actor is the first named attached to the project. 

HBO has cast Paddy Considine in its highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon

Based on George R.R Martin’s Fire and Blood, the show is set 300 years before the events of the original and will explore the history of House Targaryen.

The English actor, who is currently starring in Sky’s creepy cult drama The Third Day alongside Jude Law, will play King Viserys Targaryen I.

The character is described as a “a warm, kind and decent man” who “only wishes to carry forward his grandfather’s legacy.” 

House of the Dragon was co-created by Martin and screenwriter Ryan Condall, who will also serve as co-showrunner along with Miguel Sapochnik.  

Sapochnick, who directed what are widely considered to be some of the best episodes of Game of Thrones like Hardhome and Battle of the Bastards, will helm several episodes including the pilot. 

HBO’s president of programming Casey Bloys has previously said that the show may premiere in 2022, but a specific release date has yet to be confirmed. 

All eight seasons of Game of Thrones are available to stream on NOW TV

Source: Deadline 

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