Fabien Frankel (“Last Christmas,” “The Serpent”) has scored a key role in the upcoming “Game of Thrones” prequel series “House of the Dragon”.
Author George R.R. Martin himself revealed the casting on his blog. Frankel will play Ser Criston Cole, a member of King Viserys I Targaryen’s Kingsguard. This knight’s bold actions help pave the way to civil war.
Martin writes: “He is the common-born son of the steward to the Lord of Blackhaven. He has no claim to lands or titles, all he has is his honor and his skill with sword and lance. He is a challenger, a champion, cheered by the commons, beloved of the ladies. He is a lover (or is he?), a seducer (or is he?), a betrayer (or is he?), a breaker of hearts and a maker of kings … Welcome to Westeros, Fabien. And do keep that sword sharp.”
The series is set 300 years before the events of ‘Thrones’ and tells the story of the Targaryen family in Westeros. Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine and Matt Smith co-star.
Filming is expected to begin this month in the UK for s planned 2022 debut.