Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower will be two of the main characters in the new HBO Max series, but their relationship will be stormy to say the least.
Let’s put aside for a while the wave of controversy that has formed around Warner Bros Discovery in general, and HBO Max in particular. In just over two weeks, it lands on the platform Game of Thrones: The house of the dragon.
The prequel to the hit Game of Thrones will be set a couple of centuries before the events of the original series, and will adapt bits of fire and bloodthe novel published in 2018 by George R.R. Martin which focuses on House Targaryens.
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Season 1 of Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon will be centered on the Dragon Dance, the internal conflict of the Targaryen House for the succession in the throne. If you do not know the story and do not want to know anything until the series arrives, we recommend you stop reading.
Two of the key pieces in the story will be Rhaenyra Targaryensinterpreted by Milly Alcock and Emma D’ArcyY Alicent Hightowerto whom they will give life Emily Carey and Olivia Cooke.
Both characters maintained an idyllic childhood friendship, but the desire for power and the twists and turns of destiny would change their relationship forever.
Rhaenyra was the king’s chosen heiress Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine). However, Alicent would end up marrying him and, upon her death, she preferred that Aegon Targaryens inherit the throne, instead of Rhaenyra, as was her right.
during his coverage of the series, Empire magazine has shared a photo of Rhaenyra and Alicent. The scene is somewhat atypical in a world like Westwhere conspiracies and betrayals follow each other endlessly.
The friendship between both characters will end up fragmenting, but, as they say, it was beautiful while it lasted.
Game of Thrones has already had its fair share of strong female characters who gave it their all in the Seven Kingdoms power dance, and House of the Dragon is not going to be far behind.
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