We already know who’s taking part in a few of the greater roles on HBO’s Recreation of Thrones prequel collection Home of the Dragon: Matt Smith is Daemon Targaryen, Olivia Cooke is Alicent Hightower, and many others. However simply as with Recreation of Thrones, Home of the Dragon has a lot of smaller gamers, and any good adaptation to wish to concentrate to them as properly.
For example, we simply realized that David Horovitch will probably be becoming a member of the solid as (perhaps) Lord Lyman Beesbury. And now, Redditors have uncovered that English actor Jonny Weldon will probably be taking part in a personality named “Samwell,” as detailed on his Highlight web page.
There’s no relation to Samwell Tarly from Recreation of Thrones right here. The one Samwell we are able to consider who may need a task in Home of the Dragon is Samwell Blackwood, the pinnacle of Home Blackwood within the Riverlands when the civil battle often known as the Dance of the Dragons breaks out. Home of the Dragon considerations itself primarily with this battle, which performed out properly over 100 years earlier than the unique collection: on one facet you could have Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy), who intends to sit down the Iron Throne after the demise of her father King Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine). However there are others — like King Viserys’ second spouse Alicent Hightower — who assume that Viserys’ son Aegon ought to take the throne, though he’s youthful than Rhaenyra.
Homes from throughout Westeros declare for one facet or the opposite. Samwell Blackwood, who as soon as fought (and misplaced) a duel for Rhaenyra’s favor once they had been youthful, declares for Rhaenyra, and rapidly units about battling Home Bracken, Home Blackwood’s historic rival. Samwell’s son Benjicot and sister Alysanne have even greater roles within the story than Samwell, however we don’t know who (if anybody) is taking part in them but.
What position will Jonny Weldon have in Home of the Dragon?
Actually, Samwell’s position within the story is fairly minor; I feel it’s a superb signal that he’s being solid in any respect, because it demonstrates that showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik are being attentive to particulars.
I additionally surprise if Weldon, who has a boyish look to him and stands all of 5’4″, is perhaps taking part in a youthful model of Samwell — perhaps they’re fixing to point out us that duel for Rhaenyra’s favor. We all know that they’ve solid youthful variations of each Rhaenyra and Alicent, to be performed by Miley Alcock and Emily Carey respectively. How deep will that go?
Home of the Dragon premieres on HBO someday in 2022.
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