House Of The Dragon: New Images Reveal Episode 6, New Cast And Aged Revamp

After the shocking events of Episode 5 left everyone on the edge of their seat, Dragon House now welcomes a new group of actors who will continue the intriguing story of House Targaryen.

Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen

Set 200 years before the events of game of thrones, Dragon House chronicles the rise and fall of the Targaryen Empire and the blood feud that would lead to the ominous civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. Based on the novel by George RR Martin, Fire & Bloodthe series will now feature older versions of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Queen Alicent Hightower.

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Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke finally appear in House Of The Dragon

HBO recently released new photos from Episode 6 showing the aged cast after the 10-year time jump. Fans have expressed awe over the impending timeline change, ultimately recasting Milly Alcock and Emily Carey and bringing Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke to the show.

Alcock and Carey were able to charter their characters’ positions on the show until mid-season, establishing the conflict that will drive the plot of Dragon House. In the Episode 6 trailer, fans saw their older counterparts as well as some new faces.

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Ty Tennant as Prince Aegon II Targaryen

Besides Rhaenyra and Alicent, fans also saw King Viserys and Queen Alicent’s eldest son, Aegon II (played by Ty Tennant, son of David Tennant), who has already garnered public dislike. Another character that caught fans’ attention is Helaena Targaryen who will be played by Evie Allen. Ser Laenor Velaryon will now be played by John Macmillan, while Laena Velaryon will now be played by Nanna Blondell.

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Alicent Hightower and her daughter Helaena Targaryen

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Episode 6 trailer shows Rhaenyra postpartum

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Rhaenyra Targaryen carrying her newborn son

HBO also released a music video of Rhaenyra after giving birth to her son. She was seen immediately walking through the halls of Red Keep, having just lifted a baby from her womb, as requested by Queen Alicent.

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Rhaenyra Targaryen and Laenor Velaryon

The baby is just one of many children Rhaenyra and Laenor will have, as mentioned in Martin’s novel. However, there has been much speculation regarding the true parentage of these children, given that Ser Laenor is gay. Prince Daemon (played by Matt Smith), meanwhile, is married to Laena and now has two daughters, Rhaena and Baela.

Matt Smith has already confirmed that there will be no more time jumps given the public reaction to Alcock and Carey’s redesign. Many fans have already gotten used to and loved the duo’s dynamic, and it’s sad to see them go after such incredible performances. Dragon HouseEpisode 6 will air this Sunday on HBO Max.

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