HBO’s Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon, has become a proven hit with the media giant even brought in nine million viewers for the Season 1 finale the night it premiered. Part 2 production will begin early next yearwith George RR Martin himself saying that the series needed four seasons to tell the right story.
In spite of The finale was leaked two days before its premiere, fans still love the episode and want more. However, no season 2 release date has been announced, they will have to wait. But thankfully, the show’s cast and crew managed to break through the Season 1 finale and what lies ahead for the show’s characters.
Warning: spoilers ahead, so come back now if you haven’t seen the finale.
With the finale, a blow to self-crowned Queen Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) and her family when her son Luke was accidentally killed by his brother’s dragon Aemond. their last name. bite. She was also confronted with the news of her father’s death and miscarriage, all in the same episode.
“This is really the topic [showrunner] Miguel [Sapochnik] want to be, be war,” episode director Greg Yaitanes said in the finale Inside The Episode. “[Rhaenyra] is at war with himself, with his own body. There’s so much emotional complexity that this fight started without her and it’s tearing her apart…literally. “
In the moment she has to cremate her unborn child, her father’s crown arrives and it is placed on her head, turning an extremely low moment for the character to an absolute climax.
D’Arcy tells of her first encounter with the now queen and her Black Council when her husband Daemon (Matt Smith) announces her and what it means to them.
“I had a really fun chat with Greg Yaitanes, director of [Episode 10] they talk about the weirdness of this first meeting as a leader, of this ruling queen. of men who are currently looking for you to lead. “
The house is divided, though Rhaenyra seeks peace and keeps the kingdom together, while Daemon seeks blood and war. Showrunner and writer Ryan J. Condal explained that there are a lot of stories just in marriage and that this episode is really about him.
Condal explained: “This episode is mainly about Matt and Emma and their performance, and also brings Rhaenyra and Daemon to life. “The crux of this argument here is how Daemon sees the world differently from the rest of his family. Rhaenyra is a lot like her father’s daughter. She has a bit of Daemon’s punk rock but the way she approaches it. approaching my obligations as I think is much more sovereign than Viserys.”
All 10 episodes of House of the Dragon Season 1 are available to stream on HBO Max right now.
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