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HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ builds cast for second season

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Production just got underway on the second season of the hit Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, but HBO announced Monday that four new faces will be seen in Westeros.

Variety reports Simon Russell Beale will play Ser Simon Strong, the great-uncle to Matthew Needham‘s Lord Larys Strong as seen in season 1.

Freddie Fox will play Ser Gwayne Hightower, the son of Rhys Ifans‘ Otto Hightower; Gayle Rankin will play the healer and visionary Alys Rivers; and Abubakar Salim will play Alyn of Hull, one of Velaryon’s sailors.

The returning cast from the first season includes Ifans, Needham, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel and Ewan Mitchell.

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