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Matt Smith Looking Forward to Riding Dragons For HBO’s House of the Dragon

December 29, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Matt Smith House of the Dragon

Matt Smith is a part of the cast for HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, and he’s looking forward to doing some dragon riding. As previously reported, the Doctor Who and The Crown alum is set to play Prince Daemon Targaryen in the series, which is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and follows the rise and downfall of House Targaryen. Smith did a livestream for GalaxyCon with his old Doctor Who castmates Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Jenna Coleman, and Arthur Darvill and was asked by host Patty Hawkins about his joining the upcoming show.

“Well, god, everything,” Smith said when asked what he’s excited about regarding the show. “I think it’ll be a really exciting cast, I think it’s a wonderful sort of legacy to be part of and well, it’s a great part. And without saying too much, I’m just sort of looking forward to riding a few dragons. If I get to. I meamn, I don’t know! Who knows what sort of goes on in this role. But yeah, look – I’m just looking forward to getting started and I think, hopefully, with the people involved, it could be really exciting.”

Smith co-stars with Paddy Considine, who plays Daemon’s older brother King Viserys, in the series, which is co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, with Condal writing the script alongside Sara Lee Hess. Condal will co-showrun alongisde Miguel Sapochnik, who will direct the pilot and additional episodes. Also starring are Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.