house of the dragon Viewers are lamenting a future casting detail regarding two favorite characters.
That game of Thrones The spin-off, which launched on HBO last month, is only three episodes old in its first season.
Response to the series has been overwhelmingly positive, with many highlighting Milly Alcock’s outstanding performance alongside her co-star Emily Carey.
*Spoilers if you haven’t seen the trailers below – you’ve been warned*
22-year-old Australian actor Alcock, who plays Princess Rhaenyra Tagaryen on the show, has quickly become a fan favorite – however, she won’t be on the show much longer.
Due to the time jumps between each episode of the series, Rhaenyra is recast midway through, with Emma D’Arcy taking the role beginning in episode six.
This detail has previously been revealed in trailers and stills released by HBO
Alcock won’t be the only one to leave the show, either. Olivia Cooke takes over the role of Carey as Alicent Hightower, while Valaryon actors Nova Fouellis-Mose and Theo Tate are also replaced by Laena and Laenor.
Nanna Blondell and John MacMillan will play the adult versions of the characters.
It’s Alcock’s departure that fans are saddest about, with one viewer calling it “a real nightmare”.
“Milly Alcock as young Rhaenyra Targaryen is one of the most perfect casts ever, I’ll never get over that,” said another viewer, with one person agreeing, “You’re changing Rhaenyra’s actors mid-season?? NO, she is the best part.”
But despite the love for Alcock, many said they were excited to see what D’Arcy would bring to the show alongside Cooke in her upcoming role as the elder Alicent
Fans are currently debating the recently aired third episode and are looking forward to Sunday’s episode.
This week, news broke that in episode three, Game of Thrones writer George RR Martin’s “least favorite” scene from the original HBO series has been “corrected.”
There was also a lot of interest in the character Crabfeeder, particularly the way his mask connects him to a game of Thrones Plot.
house of the dragon continues on HBO on Sundays in the US at 9 p.m. The episode will be shown simulcast on Monday morning in the UK on NOW and will be shown again on Sky Atlantic at 9pm.
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