How many seasons of 'House of the Dragon' are planned? Showrunners have a 'good plan' outlined
Discussions about a Season 2 of 'House of the Dragon' are already underway although HBO hasn't officially confirmed it. The prequel to 'Game of Thrones' got a stellar response from the fans and critics when it premiered on Sunday, August 2. Even before the series has reached its halfway mark, the buzz around a Season 2 has already been doing the rounds on social media.
Titled 'The Heirs of the Dragon', the first chapter focuses on the death of Aemma Arryn (Sian Brooke), the consort and the first wife of King Viserys Targaryen, and the battle for the throne that ensues following the death of the newborn. The series opener also opened to positive responses on Twitter. Speaking about Season 2, co-showrunner Ryan Condal shed light on the future of the prequel.
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Speaking to Collider, Ryan Condal said, "I think we have a fairly good plan laid out. Plans like that always have to be fairly broad, yet you have an idea of landmarks, places that you want to go, and a sense of an endpoint, which I think is really important, particularly with this story. There’s 170 years of history in front of us, so you have to figure out, at what point do you lower the curtain on this particular story? We’ve always had a good sense of that."
"I think we have a good plan for Season 2 if HBO is willing and eager to continue telling the story with us. There are really 300 years of Targaryen history to explore, and there are many stories within there that are really fascinating. There’s the story of the conquest, the story before the conquest, the Targaryens leaving Old Valyria," he added.
Condal elaborated, "You have a tale like this, where the Targaryens have dragons and are in power. And then, there are also stories where the Targaryens no longer have dragons but are still in power. What changes there, and how is that different? It’s a very rich tapestry. It’s a rich landscape. I think the fan base is willing and eager. There’s a lot of storytelling left in this world if people want it."
With 'Fire and Blood' a finished work, there is ample source material that the showrunners can explore. This would mean the possibility of a Season 2 that just might be greenlit over the course of the remaining nine episodes.
'House of the Dragon' airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on HBO and HBO Max.