Insider Scoop: Exclusive Interviews with the Cast of House of the Dragon

As anticipation for the HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, reaches fever pitch we were able to connect with some of the key players from the series to ramp up the excitement even further. This summer, DIRECTV attended HBO’s press junket to catch up with the cast including Emma D’Arcy (who will be playing Rhaenyra Targaryen), Will Johnson (Vaemond Valaryon), Eve Best (Rhaenys Valaryon), Fabien Frankel (Criston Cole),  Milly Alcock (Rhaenyra Targaryen), Paddy Considine (Viserys Targaryen) and Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower).

Familiarize yourself with the complicated family tree in the ‘House of the Dragon’ Character Guide.

Ryan Rayhill met with the cast members via Zoom to get to the bottom of some of the pressing questions, including how they dove into the characters, how working with director Miguel Sapochnik shaped the scenes, and what it’s like to ride a dragon! Get to know the cast and get some of their insight about the show in the following exclusive video.

Catch up on the tidbits gleaned from this year’s HBO panel at Comic-Con in San Diego.

Before you delve into House of the Dragon, get caught up on Game of Thrones to see where the storyline is headed, and so you can start the new series fresh. Make sure you can tune in with DIRECTV.

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