Paddy Considine is playing the character of Viserys Targaryen.
Paddy Considine is set to play the role of King Viserys I, the father of Rhaenyra and Aegon II, in the prequel of HBO hit series Game of Thrones titled House of the Dragon.
Co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal, House of the Dragon is based on the author’s book Fire & Blood. The show will feature 10 episodes, set way before the events of Game of Thrones.
The story of House of the Dragon revolves around House Targaryen, the family of Daenerys, portrayed by British actress Emilia Clarke, along with her brother Viserys (Harry Lloyd) and nephew Aegon Targaryen a.k.a. Jon Snow (Kit Harington).
‘House of the Dragon’ star Paddy Considine previously played Claude Bolton in the HBO miniseries The Outsider.
The series follows Martin’s Fire & Blood novel, which explains the Targaryen heritage, which takes place 300 years prior to Game of Thrones.
The Outsider’s Considine, the first actor to enter “House of the Dragon,” will serve as King Viserys Targaryen, who was appointed by the Lords of Westeros to replace the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council of Harrenhal.
According to the character profile, Viserys is a kind, loving, and humble person, who only wants to carry on the heritage of his grandfather. But a good person does not necessarily make great kings.
Miguel Sapochnik — who served as the director of some fan-favorite episodes of Game of Thrones, such as The Long Night, Battle of the Bastards, and Hardhome — and Condal will be the showrunners for House of the Dragon and executive producer alongside Martin, Vince Gerardis, and Sara Lee Hess. The pilot and subsequent episodes will be directed by Sapochnik.
Back in January, HBO programming head Casey Bloys told The Wrap, he anticipated “House of the Dragon” to be premiered in 2022. “They’re writing in-room,” Bloys said during a press tour of the Television Critics Association.
Casey’s assumption is, this is “looking a way out,” but his suspicion is it would hit the screens sometime in 2022. “That’s with a big asterisk, but right now, that’s what I would say.”
Considine is well-known for his appearances in “The Third Day,” “The Outsider,” “Journeyman,” “Peaky Blinders,” “Hot Fuzz,” “Dead Man’s Shoes,” “In America,” and “The Ferryman.”