The time has come for the Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon to start on HBO and HBO Max. The show’s premiere date has passed. House of the Dragon takes place hundreds of years before the events of its parent series. It will follow a whole new group of characters whose stories are completely different. The story will focus a lot on House Targaryen, which will show what happened to Daenerys Targaryen’s ancestors long before she became the “Mad Queen.”
As of right now, the spinoff show hasn’t been officially renewed for a second season. This is probably because HBO wants to see how well the new show does before committing to another season. So, Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal, who are in charge of the show, are already thinking about what could happen in season 2. Condal talked to Collider before the first season premiere about how a plan has been made for a possible second season.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, HBO’s Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys said, “Usually, I like to take an approach where we talk about what a second season might look like and talk about scripts. But most of the time, we like to see how a show does. So, if I had to guess, I’d say there’s a pretty good chance that House of the Dragon will have a second season.
Also, Fabien Frankel, who plays Criston Cole, said that there have been talks behind the scenes about a second season. “We’ve talked about it, and we talked about it at the beginning,” he told RadioTimes.com. “But things can change so quickly.”
“If I’m being honest, Miguel and I went to the pub two months ago. “He made fun of me in some ways,” the actor said. “He told me I should hang out with one person in particular. I’m not going to say who it is, but he did say, “I want you and this person to spend some time together and get to know each other.” So, yes, I’m looking forward to doing that.”
The first episode of House of the Dragon airs on Sky Atlantic and a streaming service on August 22.
House Of The Dragon Season 2 Plot
In the second season, we would come to know more about House Targaryen’s past. Condal then hints at some Targaryen-related stories that could be explored more in season 2. However, he adds that a renewal will depend on how much fans like season 1.
“There are really 300 years of Targaryen history to learn about, and there are a lot of really interesting stories in there. There’s the story of the conquest and the story of the Targaryens leaving Old Valyria, which happened before the conquest. In a story like this, the Targaryens are in charge and have dragons. There are also stories where the Targaryens no longer have dragons but are still in charge. What’s different and what’s the same? It has a lot of detail. It’s a beautiful place. I think the fans are ready and willing. If people want it, this world still has a lot of stories to tell.”