Packed to the Rafters alum Ryan Corr is set to star in Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon

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House of the Dragon, the highly anticipated prequel to blockbuster TV series Game of Thrones, finally has a release date.

The series, which was first teased in October last year, has been confirmed to be dropping on August 22, 2022, and will stream in Australia on the same day as the United States via HBO’s streaming platform, BINGE.

It will take place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and tells the story of House Targaryen.

The original series, which first aired in 2011, followed in part the growing power of Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke, but began by showing her exile alongside older brother Viserys.

This series will undoubtedly explain the events that occurred in Game of Thrones, and why the Targaryens were treated with such suspicion.

House of the Dragon is the highly anticipated prequel to blockbuster TV series Game of Thrones.

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A star-studded ensemble cast is involved in the project, including Ryan, who will make an appearance in the role of Ser Harwin Strong.

Best known for his work in Bloom, Packed to the Rafters, and Blue Water High, this role sees him breaking into international projects.

Paddy Considine will star as King Viserys Targaryen.

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Matt Smith, who is best known for his role as The Doctor in Doctor Who and Prince Philip in The Crown, will star as Daemon Targaryen, the younger brother to Viserys.

Described as a peerless warriror and a dragonrider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon, just as Daenerys and Jon Snow did.

The lead actors will be joined by Olivia Cooke, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, and Rhys Ifans (of Notting Hill fame!).

Another Australian, Milly Alcock, will also be seen among the cast.

Australian actor Ryan Corr is also expected to make an appearance in the role of Ser Harwin Strong.

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While Game of Thrones captivated audiences across its eight seasons, it left a bad taste in the mouth of many fans when it didn’t quite live up to expectations.

The new series does look every bit as captivating as the early seasons of the last, and with author of the source material, George R. R. Martin joining the project as an executive producer, we’re expecting more great television, and probably a fair bit of sex and gore to go with it.

But whether it lives up to the previous series, or improves it, remains to be seen. Bring on August!

*House of the Dragon premieres Monday August 22. Available to stream on BINGE and watch on Foxtel.**

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