Composer Ramin Djawadi will Score “House of the Dragon”

Some musical news from the lands of Westeros and beyond- the upcoming “Game of Thrones” spinoff series “House of the Dragon” will have Ramin Djawadi composing!

While it’s not the first “Game of Thrones” spinoff project it does seem like’ll be the first to actually make it past an unreleased pilot. “House of the Dragon” will chronicle the Targaryen family roughly 300 years before the excitement of the first novel in the “Song of Ice and Fire” series by George R. R. Martin.

The two-time Emmy winner was behind the score of all 8 seasons of the original landmark high fantasy series, and we’re pretty excited to hear what he’ll do for “House of the Dragon.”

Ramin Djawadi orchestrates the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience. CHAD BATKA

 Olivia Cooke will play Alicent Hightower, the daughter of Hand of the King Otto Hightower who was raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his inner circle. Described as “the most comely woman in the Seven Kingdoms,” Hightower has both “courtly grace and a keen political acumen.”

Emma D’Arcy will play Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the king’s first-born, pure Valyrian-blooded child who is a dragonrider. Aegon II is her half-brother.

Matt Smith will play Prince Daemon Targaryen, King Viserys’ younger brother and heir to the throne. Described as a “peerless warrior and a dragonrider, Daemon possesses the true blood of the dragon. But it is said that whenever a Targaryen is born, the gods toss a coin in the air…”

We’ll let you know what else we hear about this and other series.