The trailer for the first film Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon has finally dropped, and it significantly focuses on nonbinary actor Emma D’Arcy’s Rhaenyra Targaryen.
D’Arcy will star in the highly-anticipated HBO Max series as Rhaenyra, King Viserys I’s first-born child, who must fight for the throne following her father’s passing.
The series, which was created 200 years before the present. Game of ThronesGeorge R.R. Martin’s 2018 novel,, was inspired by this: Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood; though, it’s said to be a feminist take on his work.
Abundantly obvious from the trailer – Rhaenyra is not your typical princess. D’Arcy told Entertainment Weekly that the character is “a person who feels at odds with the way that she is read by the world.”
She’s uncomfortable with “this label the Realm’s Delight,” they added, “which implies a passivity, being an object of people’s ogling.”
But D’Arcy isn’t our typical lead, either. The actor was one of the first nonbinary actors in a successful franchise to star as a lead actor. They used their own experiences with gender identity to create Rhaenyra.
“Rhaenyra has an ongoing battle with what it means to be a woman and is a fundamental outsider,” D’Arcy recently told The Hollywood Reporter….