Everyone’s finally grown up in the trailer for House of the Dragon Episode 8

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We have one more new set of actors to get to know on House of the Dragon. Yes, the show is jumping forward in time yet again in “The Lord of the Tides.” That said, this will be the last time the show will swap out actors because of a time jump! There shouldn’t be any more significant time jumps for the remainder of the show, however long it lasts.

For reference, Aegon Targaryen is now played by Tom Glynn-Carney, Aemond is played by Ewan Mitchell, and Helaena is played by Phia Saban. We get a clear shot of the three of them in the trailer below. Check it out:

On Rhaenyra’s side of things, Jacaerys Velaryon is now played by Harry Collett and Lucerys Velaryon is now played by Elliot Grihault. We’re not sure who’s playing Joffrey, who’s a baby during Episode 7. Finally, Daemon’s kids Baela and Rhaena will now be played by Bethany Antonia and Phoebe Campbell. Again, these are the characters assuming their final forms. They won’t change out again, or if they do, it won’t be because of a time jump.

House of the Dragon Episode 8 trailer, “The Lord of the Tides”

As for the plot of the episode itself, Alicent and her team are tightening their grip on King’s Landing. We don’t see Viserys in the trailer, but apparently he’s too weak to sit the Iron Throne, which shouldn’t be surprising given his condition. The fact that he’s even alive is kind of a miracle. Otto takes his place, and I think we all know where his loyalties lie.

We’re coming up on the final chunk of the season. Let’s see if they can take it home.

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