Latest 'Game of Thrones' Rumor Says 'House of the Dragon' Spinoff is Casting for Two Female Leads

'House of the Dragon' will be based on George R.R. Martin's novel 'Fire & Blood.'
'House of the Dragon' will be based on George R.R. Martin's novel 'Fire & Blood.' | JOSEPH PREZIOSO/Getty Images

Game of Thrones fans were disappointed when the highly-anticipated prequel starring Naomi Watts was scrapped even though it had reportedly started filming, leaving us all in the dust. However, it was announced back in October that there was another spinoff in the works called House of the Dragon, which will focus on the story of House Targaryen. Thrones showed that the Targaryen family has a long-standing history of inbreeding, secrets, betrayal, war, and insanity, so I am interested to see what House of the Dragon has in store.

As reported by CBR, rumors suggest that House of the Dragon is currently casting for two of its female leads. The news was published by the site Recapped and has not been officially confirmed, although the site has a reported reputation for being reliable for other television news. The show is said to be casting the roles of Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower, characters who appear throughout George R.R. Martin's novel Fire & Blood, on which House of the Dragon is based.

Martin shared on his blog that he's been working with writer and producer Ryan Condal on the show, and we also know that GoT director Miguel Sapochnik will be working alongside Condal as showrunner. House of the Dragon is believed to be set to debut in 2022. You can check out what else we know about the show here!