We’ve seen Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith as Rhaenyra and Daemon Targaryen on the set of House of the Dragon. Now we have an idea of what they’re doing.
Filming is officially underway on House of the Dragon, HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series set over 100 years before the original show, based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood. The set photos are pouring in. We’ve already seen what Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy look like as Rhaenyra and Daemon Targaryen, and now we’re getting a bit more context about whatever scene they filmed on a beach in Cornwall, England.
Some new images from this shoot confirm a couple of things. To start, we can see the seahorse sigil of House Velaryon (or the TV version, anyway) above the building the team crew has constructed on the island of St. Michael’s Mount, leaving no question that we’re looking at Driftmark, the island seat of the powerful House Velaryon.
Agora não temos dúvidas que símbolo acima da porta é o cavalo marinho da Casa Velaryon! pic.twitter.com/dJNhNqa025
— House of The Dragon Brasil (@HOTDBr) April 28, 2021
We also have images of crew members handling what looks like an ornate stone casket:
That has led fans to theorize that the stone building is a tomb, perhaps where members of House Velaryon intern their dead. Put all this together, and we think that Rhaenyra and Daemon are talking on the beach at the funeral of Lady Laena Velaryon, who dies from complications from childbirth after giving birth to a son with her husband Daemon Targaryen. The son also dies not long after the birth.
Perhaps Rhaenyra is comforting Daemon, who has just lost his wife. Or maybe Daemon is comforting Rhaenyra, who was very good friends with Leana. Establishing a relationship between the two will be important as they’re both very important characters in this story. Sometime down the line, they get married themselves.
I should mention here that Daemon and Rhaenyra are uncle and niece. If you thought Game of Thrones had too much incest, wait until you get a load of House of the Dragon.
House of the Dragon won’t be out until 2022. I daresay we’ll get s’more images from the set before then.