HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Actor Matt Smith Shares A First Look At Daemon Targaryen's Dragon, Caraxes

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Actor Matt Smith Shares A First Look At Daemon Targaryen's Dragon, Caraxes

We recently found out that former Doctor Who Matt Smith will play Daemon Targaryen in Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon, & the actor has now shared a first look at his character's dragon.

Following the recent news that Matt Smith (Doctor Who, Terminator: Genisys) has signed on to play Prince Daemon Targaryen in HBO's Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon, the actor has taken to Instagram to share a first look at the fire-breathing beast his character will ride into battle, Caraxes.

This appears to be another piece of concept art, though it's still very realistic depiction of Caraxes, who seems to be a different breed of dragon to the likes of Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal.

Daemon is the younger brother of King Viserys, and is said to be "a peerless warrior and a dragonrider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air…"

Of course, that last part refers to the widely held belief that every Targaryen has the potential to become consumed by madness. Does that dark fate await Prince Daemon?

House of the Dragon will be set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and will tell the epic story of the monumental rise and tragic fall of the legendary House Targaryen. Paddy Considine (Dead Man's Shoes, The World's End) will play the lead role of King Viserys Targaryen, and along with Smith, he'll be joined by Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One) as Alicent Hightower, and Emma D'Arcy (Truth Seekers) as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.

House of the Dragon is being developed as a 10-episode first season, co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal (Colony). Condal also wrote the script with Sara Lee Hess, and will serve as co-showrunner alongside Miguel Sapochnik. The latter will direct the pilot and additional episodes.

Production is scheduled to kick off early next year.

DISCLAIMER: Comic Book Movie is protected under the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act) and... [MORE]
Related Headlines
GAME OF THRONES Author George R.R. Martin Developing Adaptation Of Roger Zelazny’s ROADMARKS For HBO

GAME OF THRONES Author George R.R. Martin Developing Adaptation Of Roger Zelazny’s ROADMARKS For HBO

George R.R. Martin does like his dragons! The Game of Thrones writer is set to team with Kalinda Vazquez to develop an adaptation of Roger Zelazny’s 1979 sci-fi/fantasy novel Roadmarks for HBO...
GAME OF THRONES Prequel Series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Adds Rhys Ifans, Eve Best, And More

GAME OF THRONES Prequel Series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Adds Rhys Ifans, Eve Best, And More

HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, has now rounded out its principal cast with the addition of Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno...
THE LAST OF US HBO Adaptation Casts GAME OF THRONES Breakout Bella Ramsey As Ellie

THE LAST OF US HBO Adaptation Casts GAME OF THRONES Breakout Bella Ramsey As Ellie

On the heels of the rumor that Mahershala Ali has been offered the role of Joel in The Last of Us, we have word that Game of Thrones breakout star Bella Ramsey (Lyanna Mormont) will play Ellie!
Latest Headlines
JUSTICE LEAGUE Director Zack Snyder Thanks Fans While Accepting First-Ever Valiant Award - VIDEO

JUSTICE LEAGUE Director Zack Snyder Thanks Fans While Accepting First-Ever Valiant Award - VIDEO

Justice League director Zack Snyder recently received the first-ever Valiant Award from the Hollywood Critics Association, and in his emotional acceptance speech, he thanks fans for two specific things...
THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER: Sam And Bucky Are Just Co-Workers In Action Packed New TV Spot

THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER: Sam And Bucky Are Just "Co-Workers" In Action Packed New TV Spot

Marvel Studios has dropped another new TV spot for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier ahead of its March 19th debut, and this one features plenty of never-before-seen footage from the Disney+ TV series...
ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE: It's Time For Aquaman To Accept His Destiny In New Poster And Trailer

ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE: It's Time For Aquaman To Accept His Destiny In New Poster And Trailer

Another poster and forty second for Zack Snyder's Justice League has been released, and this one puts the spotlight squarely on Arthur Curry's transformation into Aquaman. Check it out right here...
ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE Soundtrack Listing Reveals What To Expect From The Four-Hour Epic - SPOILERS

ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE Soundtrack Listing Reveals What To Expect From The Four-Hour Epic - SPOILERS

The soundtrack listing for Zack Snyder's Justice League has been revealed, and it includes plenty of potential plot spoilers along with a much better idea of what to expect from this four-hour movie...
CAPTAIN MARVEL 2 Star Brie Larson Can't Say Anything About The Sequel, But Hopes To Continue Being A Symbol

CAPTAIN MARVEL 2 Star Brie Larson Can't Say Anything About The Sequel, But Hopes To Continue Being A Symbol

In a recent Q&A on her personal YouTube account, Brie Larson admitted that she can't share any Captain Marvel 2 details, but shares some insight into what she hopes to bring to the role of Carol Danvers.
There Are Reportedly No Plans For ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE To Be Released Theatrically Moving Forward

There Are Reportedly No Plans For ZACK SNYDER'S JUSTICE LEAGUE To Be Released Theatrically Moving Forward

We know that Zack Snyder is keen to bring his cut of Justice League to a big screen, but it doesn't sound like that's something which is being seriously considered by Warner Bros. Read on for details...