Matt Smith is about to star within the upcoming HBO sequence Home of the Dragon, the place he’ll tackle the position of Prince Daemon Targaryen. Regardless of starring within the sequence, nevertheless, Smith has but to complete the ebook the sequence might be primarily based on.
“Not in its entirety,” Smith stated in an interview with Rolling Stone when requested whether or not he’s learn Hearth & Blood, the ebook the sequence is loosely primarily based upon. Smith went on to joke concerning the ebook’s size, calling it “a giant f—— ebook.” With regards to his character, nevertheless, Smith has emotions about his character, particularly relating to his relationship together with his brother, King Viserys I Targaryen.
“He’s form of an outsider,” stated Smith of his character. “He’s not black and white, there are shades of gray with him, which is what me about him. And his relationship together with his brother is absolutely fascinating. It was a pleasure working with Paddy Considine, who I’ve admired for therefore lengthy, and Rhys Ifans.”
Smith additionally mentioned the solid of the movie, praising the star-studded group of actors becoming a member of the present.
“It’s an excellent solid,” Smith stated. “The characters are actually, actually fascinating, and it’s primarily based on George R.R. Martin’s ebook. That’s one factor we’ve received going for us: we’re not simply plucking fantasy out of skinny air. It comes from the thoughts of George, who’s actually intelligent, and has created a world that feels prefer it’s translatable.”
Based mostly on George R.R. Martin’s Hearth & Blood, Home of the Dragon chronicles the rise and the downfall of the Targaryens, who’re the one household of dragonlords to outlive the Doom of Valyria. It would happen 300 years earlier than the occasions of the award-winning sequence adaptation of Recreation of Thrones which aired its ultimate episode almost two years in the past.
Home of the Dragon hails from George R.R. Martin, Ryan Condal, and Recreation of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, with Condal and Sapochnik additionally connected to function showrunners. Government producers are Martin, Sapochnik, Condal, Vince Gerardis, and Sara Lee Hess.