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'House of the Dragon' returns for extra blood and hearth

“House of the Dragon” returns subsequent week after a strike-related delay, promising extra of the blood, hearth and energy struggles that followers of the “Game of Thrones” universe have come to count on.

The eight-episode second sequence kicks off subsequent Sunday, plunging followers again into the legendary continent of Westeros, set virtually two centuries earlier than the occasions of “Game of Thrones”.

It was pushed again by a number of months because of the lengthy strike final summer season over pay and circumstances by Hollywood writers and actors.

“House of the Dragon” picks up with Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) vying for the throne of her late father, King Viserys, in opposition to her half-brother Aegon (Tom Glynn-Carney).

“This is a deeply immersive world, and I think, while it can be thrilling and filled with spectacle at times, it’s hopefully the connections of the characters that keep people coming back for more,” showrunner Ryan Condal informed AFP.

The first sequence was an enormous hit, attracting practically 10 million viewers within the United States alone when its first episode aired in 2022, a document for an authentic sequence on HBO.

Condal says it’s “darker and more solemn” than “Game of Thrones”, whose darkish humor and salacious intercourse and violence made it a cultural phenomenon.

He sees it as a metaphor for rivalry between nuclear powers.

“You have these two superpowers, the Blacks and the Greens. They each have nuclear weapons — dragons — on their side,” he stated.

The distinction, he added, is that “dragons are sentient. They’re living beasts with their own thoughts and feelings. And, just because a human is riding on a dragon doesn’t mean that the dragon is always going to do exactly what they want and desire.”

The present stays targeted across the central household, the Targaryens, however Condal stated quite a few new characters from much less privileged backgrounds have been being launched this season.

“A lot of the humor that came out of the original series comes through culture clash of people that aren’t from the upper crust intersecting with the upper crust,” stated Condal.

Fans may count on extra stunning moments from Daemon, performed by Matt Smith, loyal to his queen but in addition obsessive about the throne.

“Daemon always remains the most mercurial and unpredictable character, but hopefully there are a number of them in the show,” stated Condal.

He stated a 3rd season was already within the works, however remained on the writing stage.

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