Fire and blood! The Illuminerdi has exclusive casting news that the HBO Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, is interested in Matt Smith for a lead role!
In August, The Illuminerdi reported that Prince Daemon Targaryen was set to be a featured role in the upcoming HBO series, and that Warner Media was actively looking at multiple options for the role.
Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon Developments
We can report that Matt Smith has received considerable interest for the role of Daemon in House of the Dragon, but to our knowledge no formal offer has been made. The description for the role of Prince Daemon is as follows:
Prince Daemon Targaryen – Male, Age 40 – Series Regular
The younger brother to King Viserys, Daemon wasn’t born with “naked ambition” for the throne despite being in line for it. He’s less methodical and more impetuous. Not to mention easily bored…stumbling from one distraction to the next with the subconscious yet singular obsession with earning the love and acceptance of his brother the king. Most of Daemon’s joy is found at sword-point. But even as the most experienced warrior of his time, he vacillates between vile and heroic, making him the true rogue of the series.
The only confirmed member of the House of the Dragon cast to this point is Paddy Considine, as the aforementioned King Viserys. He is described as:
A peaceful man who hates conflict, especially where it concerns his brother Daemon, his Queen, and his daughter Rhaenyra. While amiable, open-handed and eager to please, he suffers a health condition which weakens him, making it near impossible for him to bridge the deepening divide between his wife and daughter, whose problems fester and grow into mortal wounds. Viserys is a good man, but a bad king.
If cast, Matt Smith would be a great addition to the Game of Thrones canon. He certainly has the look of a brooding warrior prince. It will be fun to see him with that iconic platinum blonde Targaryen hair!
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