A Prequel to Game of Thrones, the grand HBO spin-off series, House of Dragons, based on the fantasy novel Fire & Blood by George RR Martin, is earning millions of viewers and income daily. Along with other characters, Emma D'Arcy, who portrays one of the essential and primary characters in the series, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, earns a considerable fanbase and excellent pay.
Emma D'Arcy, the 30-year-old English actress, is not new to acting but getting cast in a mega series like HBO's House of Dragons is a big break for her. The nonbinary actress is sure to bag numerous awards for her acting while taking home good income every episode. Let's learn more about Emma D'Arcy's net worth and portrayal as Princess Rhaenyra below.
Emma D'Arcy Starrer House of Dragons Earning about $20 Million Per Episode
House of the Dragon, that premiered on August 21, 2022, both on the linear pay-TV channel and streaming service HBO Max had biggest investment in marketing campaign wih over $100 million. And this millions of investment and efforts paid off with 130 million people viewing in United States alone.
House of the Dragons premiered on August 21, 2022, both on the linear pay-TV channel and streaming service HBO Max had the most significant investment in marketing campaign with over $100 million. And these millions of investments and efforts paid off, with 130 million people viewing in the United States alone.
According to Warner Bros. Discovery, after just one episode on Sunday, the Series had 9.99 million viewers across HBO and HBO MAx. Additionally, the Series drew in 9.99 million viewers across HBO and HBO Max. HBO shared that the Series rich in dragons drew the largest audience in the pay TV channel's history.
No wonder House of Dragons series is a success, as it has already attracted an average of twenty-nine million viewers per episode and earned around 19.97 or, say, twenty million dollars per episode. And this is not the end; the numbers are climbing steadily every week. After the first season, the second season was announced, and you never know, more seasons might be around the corner for the cast to act more, get recognized for their extraordinary acting, and get paid more.
House of Dragons Cast Salary and Income
House of the Dragon TV series is the story of House Targaryen. It has leading cast members, including Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, and Rhys Ifans.
George R.R. Martin co-created the Series with co-showrunner Ryan Condal and director Miguel Sapochnik. All three produce and other producers Sara Hess, Vince Gerardis, Jocelyn Diaz, and Ron Schmidt.
So, along with the Series and cast popularity, what could be the earnings of each cast from the Series, like D'Arcy, that could add up to Emma D'Arcy's net worth?
House of Dragons Main Cast Pay is not disclosed but could be around $300 thousand. Picture Source: Social Media
Before we go through, how much the House of Dragon cast salary is?; Let's discuss the previous Games of Thrones cast salary per episode to have a calculative idea. Variety reported in 2017 a list of actors' names who bagged massive income per episode. In the list was the name of some of the GOT main cast, five of whom made a whopping $500,000 per episode for the final two seasons. Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coaster, Kit Harrington, Lena Headey, and Peter Dinklage are the five main cast with massive earnings from the hit series.
With the popularity of GOT series, the House of Dragons cast could easily be assumed to be receiving a salary in a similar range. However, we are in the first season, and Variety again shared the reports from its sources that House of Dragons, with ten episodes, has invested under $20 million per episode for its first season, which totals 200 million dollars.
So, if we look at the Games of thrones investment in the first season, it was $6 million per episode, and it reached $15 million per episode in the last two seasons. So, if we are buckled up for more upcoming seasons, the House of Dragon main casts are certainly going to earn way more than $500,000 per episode.
Considering the income, it seems the main HOD cast might be bagging around 200 to 400 thousand dollars per episode.
Emma D'Arcy Net Worth
Matt Smith's net worth who plays Prince Daemon Targaryen in House of Dragons is estimated to be $9 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. Smith's net worth is also from his noteworthy performance in other series like Doctor Who, The Crown, and movies like Womb, Last Night in Soho, Terminator Genisys and the Spider-Man franchise’s Morbius for character Mio.
And, Emma D'Arcy net worth who plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the niece of Prince Daemon Targaryen and King Viserys I Targaryen's daughter is certainly assumed to be in millions. Currently, this is the big break for Emma and a new beginning for gaining heights of success. Her net worth is sure to reach millions. For now, Emma D'Arcy's net worth can be estimated to be around $500-$800 thousand.
Emma D’Arcy is entrusted with a very important role of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the first-born child of King Viserys I Targaryen. Princess is of pure Valyrian blood, she is a dragonrider. Milly Alcock played young Rhaenyra Targaryen.
Along with House of Dragon's pay, 30- year old actress D’Arcy’s net worth also includes income from shows like Truth Seekers and Wanderlust.
D'Arcy uses they/their while talking about themself. Their first TV appearance was in the Netflix series Wanderlust (2018) starring Toni Collette, playing her elder daughter. They played guest roles on Wild Bill (2019) and Hannah (2020). They got featured in the 2017 music video Too Much Love by Little Cub. D'Arcy acted in Nick Frost's supernatural comedy-horror series Truth Seekers (2020). They played the main character Astrid, a mysterious young woman who is haunted by ghosts and works with supernatural investigator.
D'Arcy first appeared in theatre in Misbehaviour (2020). They then portrayed a primary role in Mothering Sunday (2021), with Olivia Colman and Colin Firth.
Apart from income from her acting career, Emma seems to live a simple life and is attracted towars simple and peaceful things around her. She has not disclosed anything about living a luxurious life or buying any expensive cloths, jewelry or property.
Trivia and Facts
- Emma D’Arcy is identified as non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.
- They graduated from Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford.They are currently the Joint Artistic Director of the Forward Arena Theatre Company.
- D'Arcy's earliest lead roles was playing 'Romeo' in Romeo and Juliet, a 2014 production by the Oxford University Dramatic Society.
- Pop Buzz reported that Emma might be currently dating director Thomas May Bailey. He shared photos of the pair (Thomas and Emma) during the series premiere in July 2022 in his instagram.