House of the Dragon, the awaited Game of Thrones prequel, has cast its first leading male character. The role of King Viserys Targaryen is already filed.

The prequel is coming.

Nearly a year after HBO announced the making of a prequel titled House of the Dragon, we have the name of the celebrity who will play Viserys Targaryen.

The program will be set some 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones. It will follow the members of House Targaryen—the fan-favorite Daenerys Targaryen’s House—over ten episodes.

Paddy Considine will play the role of King Viserys Targaryen. The network announced last October 5. In the show, he is chosen by Westeros’ lords to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal.”

His personality is referred to as a kind, cozy, and decent. The network kept this in mind that the King Viserys only wishes to continue his grandpa’s heritage. However, as we witness in Game of Thrones, great men do not always create fantastic kings.

Considine, 47, has formerly appeared on HBO’s The Third Day and The Outsider, in addition to on Peaky Blinders and Just How to Build a Girl. The Staffordshire citizen has won two BAFTA Honors.

House of the Dragon, like Game of Thrones, is based on George R.R. Martin’s publications. House of the Dragon is based on a book Martin co-created with Ryan Condal titled Fire & Blood.

The show is expected to premiere in 2022. The excited book fans will be seeing Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Queen Alicent Hightower, Prince Daemon Targaryen, and Aegon II Targaryen come to life.

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