‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ has been creating a buzz among the lovers of this fantasy drama since it premiered on August 21, 2022, followed by the second episode which was released this Sunday.
The show garnered a total of 25 million views on the first episode and went on to achieve a rare feat when the second episode attracted more viewers than the first one. Given its mounting success, the series was quickly renewed for a second season. Here’s everything we know about the upcoming season.
‘House Of The Dragon’ Season 2: Plot And Characters
The first season of the show took a lot of time before it was up and running with the 10 months being spent on just filming. This means that we won’t be seeing the Targaryen on screen again before 2024. Moving next to the plot of the second season, not much is known about it as of yet. Although the show is based on a portion of George R.R. Martin’s book, the show makers have taken creative liberty and deviated from the storyline in the book in the first season so it is likely that the same formula will be followed in the second season as well. However, one thing is for certain: the show will revolve around none other than the Targaryens.
With a show like this whose important plot device is to kill off characters, it’s hard to determine who will be returning for the second installment. However, it is confirmed that Milly Alcock and Emily Carey who plays young Rhaenyra and Alicent respectively are being replaced by Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke and it is very much possible we won’t be seeing the two young actors in the upcoming season.
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Who Is Alan Taylor, The New Showrunner of The Fantasy Series?
As it happened, Miguel Sapochnik decided to bid goodbye to the series after directing the first two episodes and a few hours of the 6th and 7th episodes. ‘Game of Thrones’ veteran Alan Taylor will serve as an executive producer and direct episodes in the second season. Taylor has previously worked with HBO on their series ‘The Sopranos’ for which he won an Emmy before entering the universe of ‘Game of Thrones’. The director has also worked on ‘Sex and the City’, ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Rome’ along with working on a big budget film like ‘Thor: The Dark World’. When Taylor joined ‘Game of Thrones’ he directed a total of seven episodes including “The North Remembers” and “Beyond the Wall”.
Upon becoming a part of the ‘House of the Dragon’ team Alan said, “It’s a pleasure and an honor to be back at HBO, immersing myself in the world of the Targaryens. I look forward to working closely with Ryan as House of the Dragon grows into its second season. Ryan, Miguel, and George have launched an extraordinary story, in a rich and fascinating world. Returning to Westeros will be a huge undertaking and I’m looking forward to the challenge.” HBO said on the return of Taylor, “We’ve had a decades-long relationship with Alan Taylor, and we are delighted to have him join Ryan and the rest of the talented team.”
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