When Game of Thrones ended , there was a feeling of emptiness that came with it. I remember when the Pilot for Game of Thrones first aired and having that feeling of home for someone that loves fantasy and the writing at the time was the best that I’ve seen on HBO since The Sopranos. But when the show ended back in May of 2019 there was a sense of emptiness like a girlfriend leaving you after years of being with someone. The same can be said about movies or TV shows, because of the emotional attachment to a character or the plot of a show.
HBO decided to scrap The Long Night starring Naomi Watts, HBO Max greenlit a straight-to-series order for House of the Dragon. The program is set three hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones. Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire and Blood, the show will chronicle the conquering of Westeros by Aegon I Targaryen and his sisters/wives Visenya and Rhaenys. With House of the Dragon set to debut just two short years from now, it’s likely that pre-production is just around the corner and now it appears an official casting call has gone out for the leads.
The information comes from Knight Edge Media. It’s important to know that the following is just rumors. HBO Max hasn’t stated anything official at this time. Got your salt shaker on hand? Good. The following is a full casting description of the aforementioned characters:
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 Withdrawn, quiet, pious.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.
Rhaenys Targaryen: 20s Caucasian female. Younger 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
Anyone who has ever read Fire and Blood knows that these are pretty accurate descriptions of the characters in question. I’m inclined to believe that this casting call is legitimate, although I obviously can’t say for sure.
So what do you guys think? Do you think this casting call is the real deal? Who would you cast in the roles? Would you cast unknowns or some well established actors? Sound off in the comments below!