House of the Dragon Cast & Character

The king’s first-born child. She is of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider.

Played by Emma D’Arcy

Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen

The younger brother to King Viserys, and peerless warrior and dragonrider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon.

Played by MATT SMITH

Prince Daemon Targaryen

Viserys was chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal.

Played by Paddy Considine

King Viserys Targaryen

The Hand of the King, Ser Otto loyally and faithfully serves both his king and his realm.

Played by Rhys Ifans

Otto Hightower

She’s the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms.

Played by Olivia Cooke

Alicent Hightower

The lord of House Velaryon, a Valyrian bloodline as old as House Targaryen.

Played by Steve Toussaint

Lord Corlys Velaryon, “The Sea Snake” 

A dragonrider and wife to Lord Corlys Velaryon, "The Queen Who Never Was" was passed over as heir to the throne at the Great Council

Played by Eve Best

Princess Rhaenys Targaryen

Of Dornish descent, Ser Criston is the common-born son of the steward to the Lord of Blackhaven.

Played by Fabien Frankel

Ser Criston Cole

She came to Westeros with nothing, sold more times than she can recall, and she could have wilted.

Played by Sonoya Mizuno


In the House of the Dragon series premiere, the blood of the dragon runs thick

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