On October 24, the final episode of the first season of “House of the Dragon” appeared on HBO. On the night of the premiere, the series was watched by 9 million people. The release of “The Black Queen” set a record among HBO platform projects, second only to “Game of Thrones”.
The end of “Game of Thrones” attracted 19.3 million viewers, Deadline reports. In the final episode of the first season of House of the Dragon, Rhaenyra Targaryen is ready to declare war, which will begin at the start of the second season of the project. The showrunner of the series Ryan Condal said that the new series of “House of the Dragon” will become more similar to “Game of Thrones”.
The second season of “House of the Dragon” will be full of events and spectacular battles, as well as the tragedies of the characters. At the same time, the plot is diversified with comedy scenes in the spirit of the middle of the “Game of Thrones”.
The showrunner admitted that the first season was especially “slowed down” to reveal the motivations and character of each character. The authors of the show had to create recognizable characters before “throwing them into battle.” There will also be much fewer sex scenes in “House of the Dragon” than in “Game of Thrones.”
Earlier, the performer of the role of Daemon Targaryen Matt Smith admitted that “House of the Dragon” loses in the number of explicit episodes of “Game of Thrones”, but there are still “too many” in the show. According to the actor, the creators of the “House of the Dragon” wanted to tell the story in the series in the same way as it was described in the book.
The series takes place 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones”. Writer George Martin said that for the full disclosure of the plot of The Dragon Dance, The Dragon House series will need at least four seasons of 10 episodes each. He believes that viewers need to show the long-term struggle of members of the Targaryen dynasty, which led to a change of power during the civil war.