Netizens think Akshay Kumar looks like Paddy Considine aka King Viserys Targaryen in ‘House of the Dragon’ and we can’t ignore it – watch – Times of India

There was excitement on social media about the new release of ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragon’. The series brings a slew of new characters to the screen, but for some B-Town fans, Paddy Considine aka King Viserys Targaryen looked rather familiar.

Many fans took to social media to point out the extraordinary similarity between the rulers of the Seven Kingdoms and Bollywood Star Akshay Kumar, A fan-made video featuring montages of Viserys and Akshay goes to show how similar the two actors look.

Others took screenshots of Paddy from the series and quipped, “Akshay Kumar is in #HOTD too!”

“Akshay Kumar and King Viserys as Targaryen,” said another.

“House of the Dragon” made a record-breaking debut on Monday, garnering nearly 10 million views on the night of its premiere. This made the “GOT” spinoff HBO’s most-watched series premiere in the network’s history.

HBO aired the episode four times on the night of the premiere and was also streamed on HBO Max. Viewership is expected to increase in the coming weeks.

The Nielsen company said that the May 2019 “Game of Thrones” series finale was watched by 19.8 million people on its first night, more than any other series episode on HBO. HBO estimates that delayed viewing has totaled about 46 million people watching it.

The anticipation for ‘House of the Dragon’ was clear considering how many people were streaming old ‘GOT’ episodes on various OTT platforms. Set 200 years before the event of ‘GOT’, the first season of the new series will have 10 episodes.