Only a few days remain until the premiere of House of the Dragon “Game of Thrones” prequel series . “House of the Dragon,” and social media buzz has already begun to build. The HBO series, which is set roughly 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones. focuses mostly on House Targaryen and their mighty realm. The Targaryens ruled Westeros for 300 years, going through numerous ups and downs. However, when King Viserys I Targaryen decided to choose a new heir to the Iron Throne. Many things changed and a civil war erupted, leading to the house’s demise.
House of the Dragon
Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the daughter of King Viserys. I Targaryen and a dragon-rider aspiring to be the first queen regnant of the Seven Kingdoms. We one of the new characters introduced by the show that we previously only heard about on “Game of Thrones.” She had numerous challenges during her life, and at the age of eight. It announced that she would inherit the kingdom. As a result, she grew up hoping to govern Westeros. But, as with her, they will not allow a woman to sit on the throne. She shares certain characteristics with Daenerys in George RR Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series.
So let us have a look at her history and how she rose to the thrones.
What is the identity of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen?
Rhaenyra was born in 97 AC, the only surviving child of King Viserys I and Lady Aemma of House Arryn. Her two younger brothers died when they were very little. Rhaenyra adopted a dragon and named it Syrax when she was seven years old. She began serving at numerous events at the age of eight, when she began serving as her father’s cupbearer. Rhaenyra’s mother died in the year 105 AC while giving birth to her second brother, who died the next day. After their deaths, King Viserys I declared his firstborn child to be the heir to the throne and assured everyone that Rhaenyra would rule the kingdom after him.
Many people did not take King Viserys’ will seriously. Even though it said that Rhaenyra would succeed him as head of the house. In spite of everything mentioned in the will by Ser Otto Hightower. The Hand of the King, and Ser Criston Cole, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, Aegon II, the son of Queen Alicent Hightower and Ser Otto Hightower, was crowned the new king of the Seven Kingdoms. The decision to appoint Aegon as the next monarch sparked great debate and sparked. The Targaryen civil war, which signalled the beginning of the end for the House Targaryen.
A segment of the realm withheld King Viserys’s death from Princess Rhaenyra, who was on Dragonstone awaiting the birth of her sixth child. Her supporters were either imprisoned or executed before Aegon II was crowned. When Rhaenyra received the news, she became enraged and went into labour early, giving birth to Visenya, a deformed, stillborn daughter. Rhaenyra, on the other hand, wasted little time in preparing her own coronation and became Westeros’ next king. As soon as they learnt of her coronation, King’s Landing offered her terms under which she and her forebears might continue to rule Dragonstone if she abandoned her claims. The conflict arose when Rhaenyra objected.
Who are Milly Alcock and Emma D’Arcy? Meet the actresses who play Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.
Rhaenyra will be played by two different actors and appear in two different iterations on the show. Milly Alcock will play the younger form of Princess Rhaenyra. While Emma D’Arcy will play the senior version of the same character.
Milly Alcock, an Australian actress born on April 11, 2000, made her television debut in 2014 with a small cameo in “Wonderland.” She did, however, appear in ads for firms such as NBN, Cadbury, KFC, and Woolworths. So yet, the budding star has only appeared in one feature film and has mostly been seen in TV shows. She received multiple acting nominations for her roles in the television series. “A Place to Call Home,” “Fighting Season,” “The Gloaming,” and “Reckoning.” She rose to prominence in Australia after appearing in the 2019 television series “Upright,” for which she received the Casting Guild of Australia Award.
“House of the Dragon” will be Alcock’s debut acting role in an American television series.
Before making her cinema or television debut, the talented British actress began her her career in a number of theatre productions. D’Arcy made her television debut in 2018 when she joined Toni Collette in the main cast of Netflix’s “Wanderlust.” 2020 was a pivotal year for the actress, as she played pivotal roles in the high-profile TV projects “Hanna” and “Truth Seekers,” as well as the feature film “Misbehavior.”