According to Comicbook, major spoilers for House of the Dragon for season two came straight from showrunner Ryan Condal’s (Colony) mouth. Season two of the Game of Thrones spin-off will have Condal as the only showrunner after former co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnic (Repo Men) stepped down. While many fans wait to finally know when season two of the HBO series will premiere, hints about crucial parts of the season are being leaked by the ones behind the scenes. Condal and Game of Thrones creator and author George R.R. Martin (Elden Ring), were in attendance for HBO’s FYC event, where Condal presented fans with spoilers about the dragons.
Condal revealed, “Production begins pretty shortly. In Season 2, you’re going to meet five new dragons.” This generated a loud applause from the crowd as the dragons played a great deal of importance in the Targaryen civil war.
Martin added, “It was an imaginary history book. In Fire & Blood, it stated that Queen Emma Arryn dies in childbirth and the son dies within the hour. There is nothing about it being the most horrendous childbirth scene ever seen on TV. That’s all the work of Condal and his writers.”
According to Comicbook, House of the Dragon has become a wide hit as the HBO series dominated the internet with its ten-episode first season. It is no surprise that the series was quickly renewed for a second season. Even though there is no official release date for the upcoming season, fans can be assured that the creative team is working hard to give the season a unique and creative outlook.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Condal explained, “There’s a million little things you learn in the process of making any first season. We made 10 episodes. They were extraordinarily difficult. I intend to put all those lessons into use on season 2. They were less sort of universal concepts about making television and more about making this particular show – even for [crew members] who worked the original Game of Thrones. They’re more [producer oriented] than creative; ways to do things more efficiently.”
Condal continued to say, “The wonder of going into season two – for any show, but for this one in particular – is we have such an embarrassment of riches in terms of the great cast that we put together. The writing is so much easier because you’re now writing for a this great cast [who we have now seen] embody these roles. They’re three-dimensional characters and it makes their story so much easier to tell because they’re already embodied and there’s a joy in the writing because of that.”
Season one of House of the Dragon is available to stream on HBO Max.