HBO is set to debut its new fantasy series based on the novel series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin later this month! Game of Thrones premieres on Sunday, April 17, and includes an appearance by Jason Momoa — Stargate Atlantis‘s Ronon Dex.
Momoa plays Khal Drogo, the “Horse Lord” leader of a vast tribe of nomadic warriors. He marries Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) after receiving her as a strategic gift from House Targaryen, only to fall in love with her.
HBO has released a short video feature on the character, which includes Jason talking about the role:
Momoa’s turn as a leading man in a feature film will be in Conan, which arrives in theaters this August (story).
The first season of Game of Thrones will air over 10 episodes this spring, Sundays at 9/8c on HBO in the United States and Mondays on Sky Atlantic in the U.K. The series also stars familiar genre vets Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (New Amsterdam, Virtuality), Peter Dinklage (Threshold), and Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles).
Check out the new trailer for the show below. (Jason appears at minute 1:20.)
There’s more of Jason in this teaser, at minute 1:15: