New ‘House Of The Dragon’ Poster Features Milly Alcock’s Rhaenyra Targaryen

The House of the Dragon earns its name!

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A new poster for HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon reveals Milly Alcock’s young Rhaenyra Targaryen and the face of her dragon, Syrax.

House of the Dragon follows the members of House Targaryen who ruled Westeros around 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. Milly Alcock appears as the younger version of Rhaenyra Targaryen, the eldest child of King Viserys I Targaryen, while Emma D’Arcy plays the older version of the character.

‘House Of The Dragon’ Lives Up To Its Name

While Game of Thrones introduced the first dragons to be born in hundreds of years in the “children” of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen, House of the Dragon will explore a time before dragons were extinguished from the world, when House Targaryen still rode the mighty beasts that appear on their house sigil.

Syrax is the personal mount of Rhaenyra Targaryen and one of twenty Targaryen dragons alive at the time of the series. Judging by the new poster, Syrax will be a truly formidable beast for Rhaenyra’s enemies to come up against. The poster also features an array of swords that seem to resemble a destroyed Iron Throne – perhaps a metaphor for the civil war that tears House Targaryen apart in House of the Dragon. Check out the new poster below:

After seeing Daenerys ride dragons in Game of Thrones, fans will surely be looking forward to seeing even more of the legendary beasts – this time at war with one another – in House of the Dragon. Milly Alcock’s Rhaenyra already looks right at home in front of the fearsome face of Syrax.

Here is the synopsis for the Game of Thrones spin-off series:

Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, the series will tell the story of House Targaryen (a.k.a. the House that gave us the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen) and take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal serve as co-showrunners on House of the Dragon and are executive producing alongside George R. R. Martin. The series features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno.

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