House of the Dragon Season 2: What to Expect
“House of the Dragon” is one of the most anticipated series of 2022, the prequel of “Game of Thrones” that narrates how the Targaryen dynasty established itself in Westeros. While fans eagerly wait for the new season, recent news reveals that season 2 will have fewer episodes than the first, causing some concerns amongst the viewers.
The Reason Behind Fewer Episodes
The pandemic was a major setback for every industry and entertainment was no exception. Keeping in view the safety protocols, the filming of “House of the Dragon” was delayed, and substantial gaps in the shooting schedule caused the season to be shorter than the first.
Moreover, the first season was heavily based on George R. R. Martin’s book “Fire and Blood” and the available material was enough for ten episodes. Unfortunately, the second season will have to rely more on creative writing as Martin has yet to publish the second volume of “Fire and Blood”. This is another reason for a shorter season as the production team will need more time to create new content.
What Can Fans Expect?
Despite having fewer episodes, there is hope that the second installment of “House of the Dragon” will live up to the high expectations of the viewers. The first season was critically acclaimed and smashed the ratings, so it is expected that the creators will maintain the same level of quality.
Moreover, there is promising news that the budget for season 2 will be significantly higher than the first, meaning the production value will be much better, and the viewers will experience a grander portrayal of the Targaryen family’s rule in Westeros.
Although the announcement of a shorter season can be disappointing for fans, the reasons behind it are valid. Instead, this gives the production team an opportunity to create something different and new while staying true to the original storyline.
With a talented cast and crew, the second season of “House of the Dragon” will undoubtedly be worth the wait and will keep the audience at the edge of their seats.