House of the Dragon‘s Emily Carey and Milly Alcock are incomes reward for his or her performances as Alicent Hightower and Rhaenyra Targaryen within the Game of Thrones‘ prequel – however the duo’s stint on the HBO fantasy drama is sort of over. Episode 6, which is ready to air in simply a few weeks, will see two totally different actors take over their roles (and so they’re not the one ones being changed).
We go into why that is taking place and who can be enjoying their characters as an alternative beneath, so preserve scrolling if shock recastings aren’t your factor…
Okay, so, the rationale behind the shake-up is Home of the Dragon’s upcoming time-jump. Adapting George R. R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fireplace & Blood, season 1 covers 28 years total, with a number of months passing between every episode however between episodes 5 and 6 – which airs within the US on September 25 – ten years could have handed.
From episode 6 onwards, the older model of Rhaenyra, arguably the present’s lead, can be portrayed by Reality Seekers’ Emma D’Arcy, 30, whereas Bates Motel star Olivia Cooke, 28, will step in as Alicent. Leana Velaryon, who’ll be in her 20s by then, can be performed by Black Widow’s Nanna Blondell, 36, as John MacMillan takes over as Leana’s brother Laenor Velaryon.
Having already been picked up for a second season, it is unclear whether or not the brand new foursome will stick round for its entirety or whether or not they’ll even be swapped out midway by. Solely time will inform. There is a likelihood Carey, 19, and Alcock, 22, can be again for season 2, although.
“It has been spoken about, conversations have occurred,” the previous beforehand informed The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab). “However, in all honesty, I do know completely nothing and I do not know,” Carey says. “After all, I might love to return again. It will depend on the way it’s acquired and the place they need to take the present subsequent. I’m simply going with the move!
Home of the Dragon is ready to proceed on Sunday, September 18 on HBO within the US, and the next day on Sky Atlantic and NOW within the UK. To make sure you by no means miss an episode, preserve updated with with our House of the Dragon release schedule.