‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 “Picks Up Where We Left Off” – Contender TV – Deadline

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house of the dragon Showrunner Ryan Condle and star Paddy Considine appeared to celebrate the first season of Contenders TV game of Thrones Prequel. However, Condal also hinted at what is to come in the upcoming second season.

“I’m excited to pick up where we left off,” Condal said. “Now we get into a more traditional rhythm of storytelling and game of Thrones, George, we’ve always talked about this particular story [R.R. Martin] There is also a Shakespearean or Greek tragedy. The series is about a house that is tearing itself apart from within. Now that all those pieces are set on 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.

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Viserys (Considine) died in Episode 8, which means Considine won’t be returning for Season 2. Display.

Viserys was the king of House Targaryen. After his death, his wife, Alicent (Olivia Cooke), is trying to place their son Aemond (Evan Mitchell) on the throne, to which Viserys has appointed his daughter, Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy).

“Tale told,” said Considine. “I’m glad they didn’t pull Viserys out. The fact that it was inserted in episode eight made his arc that much stronger.

That arc began in the series premiere. Viserys’ first wife, Emma (Sian Brooke), died in childbirth. Viserys insists that she undergo a complicated birth to produce a male heir, who also does not survive.

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“She has been killed in the process of trying to save this child,” Considine said. “He carries the weight of it through his story. When he’s crumbling, he’s rotting, his eye’s missing, he’s not asking to be healed. Everyone is, but it seems As he accepted it, the burden of the crown was too much for a man of such a heart.

Viserys’s actions affect several generations, and indeed affect all generations up to that time. game of Thrones,

Condal said, “The trick was to really show this generational conflict, starting with Viserys’ generation.” “She and Otto Hightower, his Hand, passed on to Rhaenyra and Alicent as they grew up and became adults and had children of their own. This bitter rivalry for power rubs off on their children. It is a three generation It’s a story and we needed to wrap it up in one season so we could move on to Dance of the Dragons.

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