House of the Dragon casting news all but confirms return to Winterfell

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We’re getting plenty of news about casting for House of the Dragon lately. According to new reports from Redanian Intelligence, several additional minor characters have been confirmed to appear in season 2.

Tom Lorcan will appear as a Stark captain, meaning season 2 will almost definitely bring us back to Winterfell for the first time since season 8 of Game of Thrones four years ago. (And we may even go further than that.) In George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, Prince Jacaerys is tasked to travel to the Vale and to Winterfell to win the regions’ support for his mother Rhaenyra. The ruler of the North at this time is a character named Cregan Stark, who will play an important role throughout the story, but his actor has yet to be announced.

YouTuber Abigail Thorn (PhilosophyTube) joins cast of House of the Dragon

RI also reports on a slew of other minor roles being cast, including:

  • Pablo LeRocq will play one of the dragonseeds, one of several people who try to mount the wild dragons on Dragonstone and fight for Rhaenyra Targaryen in exchange for lands and titles.
  • Graeme Dalling has been cast as a Shipbreaker Bay Fisherman. His character will likely be involved with recovering the remains of Prince Lucerys Velaryon’s body; remember that he was killed by his uncle Aemond Targaryen in the skies above Storm’s End at the end of the first season.
  • Tom Cawte will appear as Ser Criston Cole’s squire. That’s a rough gig.
  • Tracey-Anne Lilles will play “Goodwife.”
  • Character actor Jordan Long has been brought on in an unknown role. Long is known for his role as Poodle in Kingsman: The Secret Service but has also had small parts in projects like Andor and The Sandman.
  • Actor and YouTuber Abigail Thorn, you runs the popular YouTube channel PhilosophyTube, will play an unknown role.
  • Eastenders actress Sarah Head have also been cast in an unknown role.

Season 2 of House of the Dragon has been able to continue filming despite the writers and actors strikes. Production is set to wrap in September. Expect the eight-episode season to premiere sometime in 2024.

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