MIAMI, FL., July 6, 2021 - HBO Max has announced new talent that will be part of the new original series HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. Actresses Milly Alcock and Emily Carey join the cast of the series based on George R.R. Martin's "Fire and Blood," which is set 300 years before GAME OF THRONES and tells the story of House Targaryen. Milly Alcock (Stan, The Gloaming) and Emily Carey (WONDER WOMAN) will play young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower, respectively.
Milly Alcock as Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the king’s first-born child, she is of pure Valyrian blood, and she is a dragonrider. Many would say that Rhaenyra was born with everything… but she was not born a man. (Recurring)
Emily Carey as Young Alicent Hightower, the daughter of Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, and the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms. She was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen. (Recurring)
Milly is one of Australia’s most exciting new actors. She was most recently seen in Stan and ABC Studios International series, The Gloaming, alongside Ewen Leslie. Milly also appeared opposite Ewen in Foxtel’s Fighting Season. Milly starred as a co-lead with Tim Minchin in Foxtel’s critically acclaimed Upright, for which she received an AACTA nomination for Best Comedy Performer. Milly’s other television credits include Roadshow Rough Diamond and ABC’s Les Norton, Netflix and ABC’s Pine Gap, Playmaker/SONY series Reckoning opposite Sam Trammel and Aden Young, Janet King Season 3, Wonderland,and the final season of A Place to Call Home. Milly also recently starred in Phoebe Tonkin’s short film Furlough.
Emily Carey (Warner Brothers’ Wonder Woman, BBC/Netflix’s Get Even)
Emily is a young British actress on the rise who will next star as “Anne” in Ari Folman’s highly anticipated animated feature, Where is Anne Frank. The film is set to debut out of competition at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival in July. Upcoming, Carey will star in The Lost Girls, the Myriad Pictures feature adaptation of Laurie Fox’s novel of the same name, opposite Vanessa Redgrave and Louis Partridge.
Last year, Carey appeared in the hit BBC series, “Get Even,” which had over one million downloads on BBC iPlayer in its first two weeks of release. The series premiered in the UK on February 14, 2020 and launched on Netflix in all other international territories on August 1, 2020. Carey is globally known for her role as the young “Diana” in the box office blockbuster Wonder Woman, directed by Patty Jenkins and starring Gal Gadot, as well as and the young “Lara Croft” in the Tomb Raider reboot opposite Alicia Vikander.