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House Of The Dragon Drops New Image Depicting Matt Smith In Full Targaryen Armor

An exclusive image from Empire shows House of the Dragon’s Matt Smith in full Targaryen armor. He plays the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen, a noble yet strong force to be reckoned with.

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Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith as Rhaenyra and Daemon Targaryen

The prequel series to the Game of Thrones saga will be directed by Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal, under George R.R. Martin’s supervision. Set three centuries back, it will unravel the origins of the House Targaryen, the rise of the empire, and the imminent fall from grace, which leads to the infamous civil war called Dance of the Dragons.

New House Of The Dragon Still Photo With Matt Smith In Full Armor

This fresh image revealed exclusively by Empire shows Matt Smith in his character Prince Daemon Targaryen in full battle armor.

House of the Dragon’s Daemon Targaryen, image from Empire

According to the showrunners, House of the Dragon will portray family rivalry like never before. Daemon and Otto Hightower’s (played by Rhys Ifans) feud shall bring total chaos to King’s Landing. Game of Thrones is known for its political drama, and the prequel will not be different from it. While the original series revolved around three families (Starks, Lannisters, and Targaryens), House of the Dragon will heavily focus on the silver-haired clan.

Much of the drama will stem from King Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine) choosing his daughter, Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy), as heir to the throne, breaking traditions and gender stereotypes. This will cause a rift in the family.

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Milly Alcock as Rhaenyra Targaryen in HBO’s House of the Dragon

Despite the criticisms that the final season of Game of Thrones received, fans are still hoping that House of the Dragon will redeem the franchise. With author Martin being involved in the creation process, there is assurance that the series will be faithful to its source material.

Get ready to dive back into the fascinating world of Westeros when House of the Dragon premieres on HBO Max this August 21.

Written by Ariane Cruz

Content writer at FandomWire.