Advert

Matt Smith 'Looking Forward To Riding Dragons' In Game Of Thrones Spin-Off

Published 
| Last updated 

Matt Smith 'Looking Forward To Riding Dragons' In Game Of Thrones Spin-Off

Matt Smith says he's 'looking forward to riding dragons' in the new Game of Thrones spin-off.

The former Doctor Who actor is set to star in the long-awaited prequel, House of the Dragon, playing Prince Daemon Targaryen.

The series will be set during the Targaryen Civil War, 300 years before the events of GOT.

And during a Q&A with fans over the weekend, Smith said he couldn't wait to get started.

Advert

When asked what he was most excited about, Smith said: "Well, God, everything.

"I think it'll be a really exciting cast, I think it's a wonderful legacy to be part of and 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.

"Who knows what 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."

Matt Smith says he's excited to ride dragons. Credit: PA
Matt Smith says he's excited to ride dragons. Credit: PA
Advert

Olivia Cooke will play Alicent Hightower, 'the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms', while Emma D'Arcy will take on the part of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the king's first-born child.

Based on George R.R. Martin's 2018 book Fire and Blood, the series will be set over the course of 10 episodes.

It will tell the story of the House of Targaryen - the house that produced Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, of course.

The show will go into production next year and will primarily be filmed in England.

Advert

A first look at the show was shared earlier this month by Warner Media CEO Jason Kilar, as part of a blog post explaining Warner Bros.' decision to debut all of its 2021 films on HBO Max and in cinemas at the same time.


Advert

Kilar said: "Principal photography starts on the next Game of Thrones series, House of the Dragon, in a few months.

"Look out for dragons overhead!"

According to The Wrap, a HBO spokesperson said the programme will be shot at Leavesden Studios in Watford, north of London.

Miguel Sapochnik will serve as showrunner and executive producer - which bodes very well indeed, as he was the one who brought us 'Battle of the B******s', 'Hardhome' and 'The Long Night', which were some of GoT's biggest and best episodes across its eight-season run.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, Doctor Who, US Entertainment, Game of Thrones

Dominic Smithers
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

News

Police Investigating 'A Number Of Events' In Downing Street Following Lockdown Parties Revelations

7 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Woman Pregnant With Triplets Shows Off 'Unique' Baby Bump At 35 Weeks Leaving People Speechless

2 hours ago