Rhys Ifans cast in Game of Thrones prequel series


House of the Dragon (Image: HBO).

Welsh actor Rhys Ifans has been cast as Otto Hightower in HBO's new Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon.


Ifans will play a knight of House Hightower and Hand of the King to Viserys I Targaryen; an ancestor of Queen Daenerys I Targaryen.


The new series will be set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and will recount the story of the House Targaryen.


HBO has yet to announce a release date for the prequel, but has suggested that it could air as early as 2022.


Matt Smith and Emma D'Arcy will also star in the series.

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