Trans Star Abigail Thorn Joins ‘House of the Dragon’: New Role, New Drama

Abigail Thorn will play Sharako Lohar, the new commander of the Triarchy.

Exciting news for fans of House of the Dragon! Trans actor and YouTuber Abigail Thorn is joining the cast of HBO’s hit series.

She shared her excitement on Instagram, saying, “I LOVE Sharako, she’s an ass-kicking action babe in the biggest show in the world — a dream come true!” Thorn also mentioned, “The reason I got so buff last year is because I have an ass-kicking action role in the biggest show in the world!”

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Thorn is best known for her famous “PhilosophyTube” YouTube series, where she creates engaging video essays. She publicly came out as transgender in 2021 and has since been making waves in the acting world. Last year, she wrote and starred in the Nebula original film The Prince. She also played Nocturne in the popular video game Baldur’s Gate 3 and will appear as Ensign Eurus in the new Star Wars spinoff, The Acolyte.

Fans React

Fans and fellow creators are thrilled about Thorn’s casting.

Queer Representation in House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon has been a significant platform for queer representation. The series stars nonbinary actor Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen. In season one, the intense relationship between Rhaenyra and Alicent Hightower, played by Olivia Cooke, had LGBTQ+ fans eagerly watching. Despite some controversy, the show continues to push boundaries.

Get Ready for More Drama

House of the Dragon season two premieres on HBO Max on June 16. Don’t miss the return of the dragonfire-fueled drama in Westeros!

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