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Who is in the cast of House Of The Dragon?

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Years after the Game of Thrones finale, fans are still furious about how the beloved show of never-ending war ended. However, as we approach the release date of the new show House of The Dragon, the hopes of the fans can be renewed.

After the Game of Thrones finale that sparked up huge reactions from all people, most of us expected a sequel that will come as an apology for ruining the 8 season long series. However, the sequel won’t happen, at least for now and fans can only be satisfied with a prequel that will take us hundreds of years before the events of Game of Thrones.

Since the new show will take place years before Game of Thrones, none of our beloved actors and actresses will be included in the new show. For some people, this is somehow a disappointment, and for others, it is an opportunity for fans to meet new characters that will take this series to the next level.

Introducing new characters in the show is somehow a gamble since the Game of Thrones odds are already set, but this move can also lead to more opportunities for better series than the previous.

So, let’s meet the cast of the new House of the Dragon series that will take us into the forever war-struck realm in the fight for the throne.

Read Also: ‘Game of Thrones’ stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie welcome their first child

The New Cast Of House of The Dragon

It is time to meet the new cast that promise to continue the drama of the story based on the Targaryen family. But who are the actors that managed to get the leading roles in the House of the Dragon?

Matt Smith – Daemon Targaryen

The role of the fearless warrior and dragon rider, which is the prince of the city fell in the hands of Matt Smith. Daemon Targaryen possesses the true blood of the dragon, and it is said that when a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air.

This suggests that the new character that will dominate the upcoming series will be unpredictable and erratic. Daemon Targaryen will be seen as a hero to some, but a true villain to most.

When it comes to Matt Smith, he is best known to science-fiction fans as the Eleventh Doctor in the Doctor Who series, and as Prince Phillip in the Netflix series The Clown.

Even though we’ve not seen much from Matt Smith, he proved his acting talents by receiving a Primetime Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild nomination.

Emma D’Arcy – Rhaenyra Targaryen

It seems like the leading role of the new series fell in the hands of Emma D’Arcy

Rhaenyra Targaryen is the firstborn child of the King that got the nickname “Realms Delight”. She is also a pure valyrian blood and an experienced dragonrider.

However, even though she is the rightful owner of the throne, she will be challenged just because she is a woman.

Emma D’Arcy is best known for playing in the British television miniseries Wanderlust and in the horror comedy Truth Seekers.

Paddy Considine – King Viserys Targaryen

King Viserys Targaryen is a wise and decent man that succeeds the old King Jaehaerys Targaryen. However, being a good man doesn’t give him hope for succeeding in the twisted world of the seven kingdoms.

Constantine is actually an actor, screenwriter, and director who has incredible charm and subtle intensity. He is best known for starring in movies like the Bourne Ultimatum and The Journeyman. He has also received two British Academy Film Awards and Silver Lion for the best short film.

Olivia Cooke – Alicent Hightower

As we learned from the Game of Thrones, the hand of the king has an important role in a show, and Olivia Cooke will play the daughter to the hand of the king, Otto Hightower. She is also the second wife of King Viserys that shows support for her son Aegon during the Dance of Dragons.

She is considered the most alluring woman in all Seven Kingdoms who also happens to have a sharp mind in politics, making her an important character in the plot of the series.

Olivia Cooke is best known for movies like Bates Motel, and she also got a lead role in Ready Player One playing Becky Sharp. Olivia Cooke reviled that she haven’t watched any Game of Thrones episodes until she got the role. However, after watching one episode of the show, she was attached to the drama and really loved the uncertainty behind it.

Steve Toussant – Lord Corlys Velaryon

Lord Corlys Velaryon has built quite a reputation for being one of the fiercest sailors in Westeros earning the nickname “The Sea Snake”. He is married to princess Phaenys Velaryon and has a powerful navy fleet making him an important character in the fight for the throne.

Steve Toussant is known for roles in Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and Judge Dredd by Sylvester Stallone. He also participated in series like Doctor Who and The Walking Dead.

Eve Best – Princess Rhaenys Targaryen

Being the wife of the richest man in Westeros, Lord Corlys Velaryon makes it an important role in the series. The princess is also a dragon rider, and she was passed over for the throne due to the dominancy of male successors.

Eve Best is known for playing in the BBC mysteries The Honorable Women as Monica Chatwin and in Nurse Jackie. She has also received two Tony Award nominations for Best Actress and won Laurence Oliver Award for Best Actress in Hedda Gabler.

Final Words

This is the cast that will get the leading roles in the House of The Dragon. Throughout the season we will meet many more people like Sonoya Mizuno playing Mysaria, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Milly Alcock as Young Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Graham McTavish as Ser Harold Westerling.

We hope that the new cast will be able to bring the never-ending action and thrills we are used to from Game of Thrones.

 

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Showmax confirms The Real Housewives of Nairobi, slated to begin production in September

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African streaming service Showmax, in partnership with NBCUniversal Formats, is bringing The Real Housewives to Nairobi.
The Real Housewives of Nairobi, which will debut in 2023 as a Showmax Original, is the 22nd international version of The Real Housewives format and the sixth to be adapted in Africa.
The Real Housewives of Nairobi builds on the success of other African franchises like The Real Housewives of Johannesburg, which was one of the 10 most streamed domestic series on Showmax in 2019, as well as Durban (RHOD) and Lagos (RHOLagos), which both broke records on Showmax and were trending #1 on Twitter in their respective countries.
Denise Mwende, Showmax Content Specialist in East Africa, said: “As an African streaming platform, Showmax is dedicated to telling diverse African stories, and celebrity reality TV remains a genre that excites our viewers across Africa. We love to watch other people’s lives, and The Real Housewives of Nairobi is a chance to get a much closer look at Nairobi’s elite.”
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“The team at D&R Studios is very stoked about the opportunity to produce The Real Housewives of Nairobi,” said Mbugua. “We’ve had a long and good relationship with Showmax, and are very excited to now be working together on an international format. We’ve gone through a very rigorous process of being shortlisted and are now geared up and ready to start production.”
“D&R Studios already has a portfolio of celebrity reality content like Sol Family, This Love and Kyallo Kulture under their belt. They understand the structure, and are willing to work hand in hand with our local teams and NBCUniversal to bring the Nairobi franchise to life,” added Denise Mwende.
On what the audience can expect with Nairobi, following the success of other African franchises, Mbugua said, “There’s quite a bit of pressure from the audience to deliver a stellar show but if what we’ve seen in the casting process is anything to go by, Nairobi promises to hold its own. Fans can expect surprises in everything, from the choice of the cast to the storylines. The Real Housewives of Nairobi is going to be the show to watch.”
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Al Jazeera English is proud to announce its end of year slate of new international documentaries

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Al Jazeera English (AJE) is home to some of the best, most diverse and unique documentaries from around the globe. The Internationally aclaimed  broadcaster showcases a wide range of stories, storytellers, perspectives and genres, in films which offer insight, understanding, information and empathy, to complement its global news. AJE airs over 300 documentaries a year, in regular strands and stand-alone slots.

AJE’s latest slate premieres several themed series as well as powerful single documentaries. In ‘Bollywood Dreams’ audiences  follow some of the thousands of ‘strugglers’ across India, who pin their futures and hopes on Bollywood. In the USA, Colombia, Finland and Australia’s Torres Strait Islands we observe First Nation communities reclaim their heritage, combat environmental disaster and fight to sustain their lives and livelihoods. The award-winning ‘Africa Direct’ returns for a second series, with African filmmakers telling African stories in immersive, first-person short docs. AJE’s flagship strand Witness premieres several new films including from Ukraine, India, Iraq, Armenia, South Sudan, Algeria, Spain and Lebanon.

Beyond the premieres, AJE will show some outstanding environmental and football films again in November and December. Witness Australia’s bushfires up close, and experience the permafrost during COP. And while the world is glued to football fields, AJE goes off the pitch to understand six football clubs in the popular series ‘The Fans Who Make Football’.

AJE’s Documentaries unit accounts for around a quarter of the Channel’s total output. From immersive, character-led stories to issue-led exposures, the films prioritise the human lived experiences behind news stories. They aim to challenge prevailing narratives about people, places and power by elevating seldom-heard voices and featuring people telling their own stories.Its documentaries present a range of experiences, lives and views to help viewers think, understand, feel and connect with the world around them.

Our award-winning documentaries provide great range, depth and nuance to our daily news coverage,” said Giles Trendle, Managing Director of Al Jazeera English, “and we are lucky to have a talented and diverse team which works with a wide array of filmmakers from around the world.”

Ingrid Falk, Manager of Programmes said  “Stories are hugely important in shaping our understanding of the world, so we in the Documentaries unit focus as much on how we tell stories, and who tells them, as the subject matter itself. We try to shift the power of the storytelling itself towards those who have experience the events – we have the space to move away from presenters and reporters as authoritative voices towards first person narratives. Our philosophy is that when we see and hear from people directly, confidently, centred in their own stories, only then can we reimagine notions of authority and power. And in this very unequal world, that is an important thing to do.”

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