Matt Smith is best known as the 11thDoctor in BBC’s “Doctor Who.”

He almost got a role in “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” too.

Now he is moving on to another favorite franchise: “Game of Thrones.”

He is appearing in the prequel show titled “House of the Dragon.”

He admitted that he doesn’t expect the prequel to replicate the success of its predecessor.

This made it easier for him to put his own spin on it.

He compared making the show to adapting a Shakespeare play.

Showrunner Miguel Sapochnik also agreed that they weren’t trying to “reinvent the wheel.”

“House of the Dragon” debuts on HBO Max on January 1, 2022.