They are set to thrill Game Of Thrones fans later this month as its prequel series finally hits screens after much anticipation.
And House of the Dragon star Emily Carey ensured she also wowed fans before her debut in the show as she donned a racy cut-out dress at the European premiere in Amsterdam on Thursday.
The actress, 19, joined dapper co-star Matt Smith, 39, and the rest of the cast as they posed for snaps ahead of the show’s long-awaited release.
Wow! House of the Dragon star Emily Carey ensured she wowed fans before her debut in the show as she joined Matt Smithg at the European premiere in Amsterdam on Thursday
Emily, who will star as the younger Alicent Hightower, looked incredible as she flashed her toned midriff beneath the cut-out satin dress, which she teamed with barely-there silver heels.
The beauty swept her raven tresses into a sleek bun, while she highlighted her features with a glam make-up palette.
Meanwhile, Matt, who portrays Prince Daemon, cut a sharp figure in a grey suit and shirt, finished off with smart black shoes.
The duo looked in great spirits as they joined the rest of the cast and crew for a group photo, as the countdown continues for the House of the Dragon’s release date.
Wow! Emily donned a racy cut-out dress teamed with silver heels at the European premiere
Flaunt: Emily looked incredible as she flashed her toned midriff beneath the cut-out satin dress
Role: Emily (R) will portray the younger Alicent Hightower, who’s described as ‘the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms’ (Pictured with co-star Milly Alcock)
The dragons return as the series will focus on House Targaryen and their reign in Westeros 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
The ten-episode spin-off will show the bitter and brutal civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.
The HBO series was created by GOT author George R.R. Martin and is based on his book Fire & Blood.
Looking good Matt, 39, posed for snaps ahead of the show’s long-awaited release
Dapper; Meanwhile, Matt, who portrays Prince Daemon, cut a sharp figure in a grey suit and shirt, finished off with smart black shoes
In character: Matt Smith will portray Prince Daemon, Viserys’ younger brother, in the new 10-part series
Helping create the series are showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, a director on GOT.
The first teaser trailer was dropped in May 2022, three years on from the finale, The Iron Throne, of GOT.
HBO released the official trailer for House of the Dragon two months later, giving fans a proper insight into what to expect.
All together: (L-R) Alexis Raben, Steve Toussaint, Olivia Cooke, Emily Carey, Fabien Frankel, Ryan Condal, Milly Alcock, Emma d’Arcy and Matt Smith
Paddy Considine will play King Viserys I, the head of the Targaryen family. Emmy D’Arcy will be Princess Rhaenrya, Viserys’ first child and his heir apparent, and Matt Smith will be Prince Daemon, Viserys’ younger brother.
There are also non-Targaryen cast members in the key cast including, Rhys Ifans who will portray Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King; Olivia Cooke will be Otto’s daughter, Lady Alicent Hightower (who in the book, becomes Queen when she marries Viserys); and Fabien Frankel will be Ser Criston Cole, a knight who loves Princess Rhaenrya.
Meanwhile, Milly Alcock will play a Young Rhaenyra while Emily Carey will portray a Young Alicent.
Gorgeous in green: Alexis Raben dazzled in an emerald fringed gown with a thigh high split
Stunning: Olivia Cooke wowed in a velvet peplum gown while Milly Alcock dazzled in a white mini dress paired with knee high leather boots
Catching up: The pair seemed in good spirits as they chatted away on the red carpet
Blue-tiful: Emma D’Arcy wowed in a quirky navy blazer and skirt combination while Fabien Frankel cut a dapper figure in a fitted suit
Sipping pretty: Emma was seen enjoying a beer on the red carpet
Completing the cast are Sonyo Mizuno, who will play Mysaria, Prince Daemon’s lover, and Eve Best and Steve Toussaint, who will portray married royals Princess Rhaenys Velaryon and Lord Corlys Velaryon.
The Velaryons are a notable change from the book, in the adaptation, they are wealthy Black rulers.
Co-showrunner Ryan Condal explained to Entertainment Weekly: ‘It was very important for Miguel [Sapochnik] and I to create a show that was not another bunch of white people on the screen.
‘We wanted to find a way to put diversity in the show, but we didn’t want to do it in a way that felt like it was an afterthought or, worse, tokenism.’
According to The Hollywood Reporter viewers can expect several multi-year jumps throughout House of the Dragon unlike GOT which is the story of a royal family gone mad with power and wealth.
House of Dragons, according to Miguel, follows four different characters trying to claim the throne.
He said: ‘There’s the king, his brother, the king’s daughter and her best friend. Then the best friend becomes the king’s wife and thereby the queen.’
Essentially the story is, what if your best friend hooks up with your dad?, which wouldn’t exactly raise eyebrows with the Targaryen’s who are use to incest.
Incredible: The dragons return as the sequel will focus on House Targaryen and their reign in Westeros 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones (pictured Matt Smith as Prince Daemon)
The Iron Thone-hungry characters conspire to rule after the death of people-pleasing King Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine).
Viserys planned on having his first-born child – Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Milly Alcock) – become the Seven Kingdoms’ first queen regnant.
But Viserys’ hell-raising brother Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) and a slew of other men in power have other ideas in the series, which has a decade time jump halfway through.
The wait is almost over: The $200M-budget House of Targaryen origin tale – set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones – will unveil all 10 episodes beginning August 21 on HBO
Princess Rhaenys Velaryon (Eve Best) – who was passed over as queen by her cousin Viserys – warns Rhaenyra: ‘A woman would not inherit the Iron Throne because that is the order of things.’
Rhaenyra defiantly replies in the trailer: ‘When I am queen, I will create a new order.’
Emilia Clarke will not be reprising her role as Daenerys Targaryen. As the show is set centuries before the events of GOT, her character doesn’t make sense to be in the plot
House of Dragons will hit viewers screens on August 21 on HBO.
Sad news: Emilia Clarke (pictured in the centre in 2017) will not be reprising her role as Daenerys Targaryen. As the show is set centuries before the events of GOT, her character doesn’t make sense to be in the plot