While the HBO hit series House of the Dragon is filming outdoors again this month, we have some casting news in the meantime. News on the Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, and Olivia Cooke starring hit series has been relatively sparse but we’ll have more coming this month. The continuing strike by the Writers Guild of America and the Screen Actors Guild has also cast a gloom over the series with some actors and writers being part of the striking guilds.
Robert Rhodes as Silver Denys
We’ve learned that actor Robert Rhodes has been cast as Silver Denys in House of the Dragon Season 2. Rhodes’ credits include Masters of the Air and Red Sonja.
As book readers will recall, Silver Denys was a man living on Dragonstone. He had silver hair and was claiming to be a descendant of one of King Maegor I Targaryen’s supposed bastards, although this was never confirmed by anyone. Nevertheless, him having Valyrian blood was deemed plausible due to his silver hair.
During the Dance of Dragons, Denys made an unsuccessful attempt to claim Sheepstealer, a dragon that Nettles would end up claiming.
Sowing of the Seeds will be in Episode 7 of Season 2
Another piece of the puzzle is that we’ll see Silver Denys and his attempt to claim Sheepstealer in Episode 7, the penultimate episode of House of the Dragon Season 2.
It will be directed by Loni Peristere, who did episodes for such series as The Witcher, Warrior, Banshee and more.
With this, some of the timeline and structure of the new season becomes a tiny bit more clear regarding where things are by the second half of Season 2, although not clear enough to say with any certainty what will happen in the finale.
More new minor cast
We have a few more cast, if you’ve been following us on Twitter. They are Pablo LeRocq as another Dragonseed as well as Graeme Dalling as a Shipbreaker’s Bay Fisherman.
Then there’s previously reported Tom Cawte, who we now know as Criston Clore‘s squire and Tracey-Anne Lilles as a Goodwife. Plus, Sarah Head in an unknown role.
The production of Season 2 is expected to wrap in September and is expected to be released in 2024. Do follow Redanian Intelligence for news on House of the Dragon and other fantasy series.