House of the Dragon: Australian star Millie Alcock front and center in a brand new take on the Thrones prequel

Ahead of the long-awaited premiere of The House of the Dragon, a major announcement has been made, putting the young Australian actress in the spotlight.

The rising Australian star has taken center stage in the latest announcement of the highly anticipated new Game of Thrones prequel series.

Millie Alcock, 22, who currently stars alongside Tim Minchin in the original Foxtel drama series. Vertical (which is available for viewing on Foxtel as well as Binge), then appear as the young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen in Dragon House.

Based on the science fiction novel by George Martin. Fire and blood, Dragon House tells the story of House Targaryen and takes place 200 years before the events Game of Thrones.

We don’t know too many details about the highly anticipated spin-off just yet, but from the fresh look fans got today, Alcock should be a big player.

New footage from the big-budget show has been released, showing the actress as Rainier standing alone in front of a huge dragon, with melting swords covering the ground on either side of them.

Alcock joined the cast in mid-2021, which by then included Emma D’Arcy as the eldest Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlis Velaryon, Oliva Cooke as Alycent Hightower and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower. .

The series also stars fellow Australian actor Ryan Corr (Water forecaster, packed to the eyeballs) as Ser Harvin Strong.

In another announcement today, Foxtel revealed that Dragon House will be released in 4K Ultra HD, which has four times the resolution of HD and improved sound.

Game of Thrones will also soon be available in 4K Ultra HD, meaning the entire catalog of 73 episodes can be viewed in incredible clarity on Foxtel.

Exciting first trailer Dragon House was released in October, foreshadowing a lot of drama for the people of Westeros.

In the one-minute trailer, fans saw epic sword fight scenes with jousting and stories from former Crown as well as Doctor Who star Matt Smith.

Amid the dark and gloomy scenes, his character, Prince Daemon Targaryen, says, “Gods… Kings… fire… and blood. Dreams didn’t make us kings… dragons did.”

As he spoke the last sentence, the iconic Iron Throne flashed on the screen before the “Dragon House” symbol surged forward in the form of a fireball.

Early plot details for the prequel series suggested that it explores how the House begins to fall apart and what triggered the Dragon Dance civil war.

A slightly longer trailer was released in May of this year, showing off more of what’s to come in the fantasy series.

The dramatic cutscene shows King Viserys I naming his daughter, Princess Rhaenyra, heir to the throne, but his brother, Prince Daemon, is clearly not thrilled.

It becomes apparent that Targaryen factions are forming, as Rhaenys Targaryen tells the young royal family, “A man would rather put a kingdom to the torch than see a woman ascend to the Iron Throne.”

It sounds extremely ominous, which is just in the theme of the popular franchise.

Dragon House The premiere will take place on Monday, August 22, the same time as in the United States, on Binge. The series will also be available to watch on Foxtel in 4K Ultra HD.

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