'House of the Dragon' on HBO: Fabien Frankel reveals his character Criston Cole has no allegiance to anyone

'House of the Dragon' on HBO: Fabien Frankel reveals his character Criston Cole has no allegiance to anyone
Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole in 'House Of the Dragon' (HBO)

'House Of the Dragon' the newest show on HBO which is not a "spin-off" as Paddy Considine said, is all set to make its global premiere on August 21. It is bigger, better, and has more dragons this time! It is honestly one of the highly anticipated for a reason, and we hope it lives up to the expectation of the audience. 

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However, if you are relatively new to this world of dragons, 'House Of The Dragon' is the prequel to 'Game Of Thrones' which is one of the most talked about shows around the globe. This time around, the timeline of the story is set some 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen, 'House of the Dragon' tells the intricate, dreadful, and often inconsequential tale of how the Targaryen family's disputes over the Iron Throne ultimately led to near-extinction of their entire bloodline and their winged pets for war. You can watch it on HBO or stream it on HBO Max to watch the stellar cast.

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However in this stellar cast falls a fairly new member who is also surprisingly new to the Industry, Fabien Frankel. Read more to know about this new actor who seized the role of Ser Criston Cole in the new HBO series. 

Fabien Frankel's entire career till now

Frankel was first seen in 2019 film 'Last Christmas' as Fabien, and 'NYPD Blue' as Theo Sipowicz. Due to the covid situation, he didn't star in any movies that year. In 2021 had appeared in 'The Serpent' as Dominique Renelleau and also 'An Uncandid Portrait' as Gaspar Chevrolet. In 2022, he booked himself for 'House of the Dragon' as Ser Criston Cole, and 'Venice at Dawn' as Dixon. The former is one of the most anticipated shows globally. However, this is a big break for Frankel. 

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Recently, in an interview with Screenrant, Frankel said, "I can only speak to the first episode, [but] I think that shifting allegiances is a theme that runs rife in Game of Thrones and in the books—and in certainly in our show, it's the same. It's something I've thought about, definitely. In that first episode, his allegiances are to no one but himself. Which I think is interesting. He's one of the only characters who has no allegiance to anyone, although I think Daemon has allegiances to himself in some way as well." 

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He was then asked if he watched the show 'GoT' or avoided it at all cost, he said, "We all watched the show; we love the show. And I think that we feel very lucky to join a dynasty of television. But our show is different in a lot of ways. Times have changed, and TV's changed massively. Technologically, and also, you have directors that were never making TV before now making TV. Alfonso Cuaron is doing a show for Apple, or David Fincher did a TV show, and I don't think that would have happened before. But we definitely didn't stay away from it, no."

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