House of the Dragon: a Serpent actor joins the cast of the Game of Thrones prequel

House of the Dragon: a Serpent actor joins the cast of the Game of Thrones prequel

Fabien Frankel, who played the unfortunate Dominique in Le Serpent, joins the cast of House of the Dragon, the highly anticipated prequel to Game of Thrones.


In The Serpent, Fabien Frankel plays Dominique, a French tourist who fell under the yoke of Charles Sobhraj (Tahar Rahim) to end up in a kind of domestic slave. Recently, he appeared alongside the famous Daenerys Targaryen Emilia Clarke in the romantic comedy Last Christmas.

Change of mood for the British actor who will play Ser Criston Cole, a member of the Royal Guard of Viserys Ier Targaryen in the prequel to Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon. It was George RR Martin himself who announced it on his blog:

He is a commoner, son of the steward of Lord of Blackhaven. He is not entitled to any lands or titles, all he has is his honor and his skill with the sword and the spear. He is a challenger, a champion, acclaimed by the people, beloved by the ladies. He’s a lover (or not?), A seducer (or not?), A traitor (or not?), A heartbreaker and a kingmaker … Welcome to Westeros, Fabien. And keep that sword sharp.

Based on the novel Fire and blood by George RR Martin, House of the Dragon chronicles the rise and fall of the Targaryens, the only dragonlord family to survive the Scourge of Valyria. The story takes place in Westeros 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

Production is slated to begin this month in the UK for release in 2022. It’s one of six Game of Thrones-related prequels currently underway, in addition to a show slated for Broadway (New York) and West End (London) with new actors playing iconic characters from the original series.

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