House of the Dragon Season 2 Will Be More Like GoT (It's About Time)

House of the Dragon Season 2 Will Be More Like GoT (It's About Time)
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So, it appears that House of the Dragon season 2 will be much more similar to Game of Thrones than season 1 was. And that can only be a good thing.

The news broke recently, with Ryan Condal confirming that production of season 2 is now underway and will 'fall into the more traditional rhythms of storytelling and Game of Thrones'.

Season 2, he said, will 'pick up where we left off' and is primarily about House Targaryen 'tearing itself apart from within'.

While season 1 set the scene for what was to come, season 2 is where we really see the fallout from the death of Viserys in a part of the franchise that both Condal and author George R.R. Martin have always seen as being like 'a Shakespearean or Greek tragedy'.

The finale to season 1 was as intriguing as it was shocking. The death of Lucerys (played by Elliot Grihault) came at a time when the fractured family looks beyond repair – and Aemond's involvement in his death will do nothing to heal the wounds of a house that is clearly set on self-destruction.

'This series is very much about a house tearing itself apart from within. Now that all those pieces have been set on the board, I'm really excited to tell the next chapter, to see what happens now that Viserys is gone and no longer keeping a lid on things.'

House of the Dragon season 2 will pick up where we left off after the shock ending to season 1, which saw Lucerys Targaryen (Elliot Grihault) die at the hands of Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell).

House of the Dragon season 2, which will be shorter than season 1, recently began filming in the UK and is expected to hit our screens in 2024.

And after the slightly jarring time jumps of House of the Dragon season 1, it'll be nice to get back into the scheming, fighting, bloodshed and death we got so used to in Game of Thrones.

When House of the Dragon first aired, it did so to a mixed reception that prompted the showrunners to respond that the length of time the season had to cover meant there was no other option but to include time jumps- but that it would all be worth it in the end.

So, bring on House of the Dragon season 2 and let's prepare for some good old nostalgic warring.

Source: Deadline.