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House Of The Dragon will last at least four seasons, says George R.R. Martin

Kate Harrold

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House Of The Dragon will last at least four seasons, says George R.R. Martin

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This has been quite the week for House Of The Dragon and no, I’m not talking about the shocking events of episode eight. I’m talking about Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke’s memeable exchange about a negroni. You know, ‘Oo stunning.’ That one. The point is, whether it’s onscreen or offscreen, House Of The Dragon is all anyone can talk about so it’s no surprise that the show was renewed for a second season after airing just a couple of episodes.

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Clearly, there’s plenty of story left to tell. Much of season one has been spent building rifts and disagreements. We’re actually yet to see a full-on family war, so it comes as no surprise that George R.R. Martin is teasing that the show will likely last for at least four seasons.

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Author George R.R. Martin is well known by now for sharing his thoughts on HBO’s adaptations of his novels over on his blog. This week, Martin addressed House Of The Dragon’s frequent time jumps and how this will affect the length of the show.

“I wanted to address the ‘time jumps’ in House Of The Dragon,” Martin wrote. “There are only so many minutes in an episode, and only so many episodes in a season. [...] If House Of The Dragon had 13 episodes per season, maybe we could have shown all the things we had to ‘time jump’ over, though that would have risked having some viewers complain that the show was too ‘slow,’ that ‘nothing happened.’ As it is, I am thrilled that we still have 10 hours every season to tell our tale. [..] It is going to take four full seasons of 10 episodes each to do justice to the Dance of the Dragons, from start to finish.”

Martin also praised Paddy Considine’s performance as Viserys writing, “The character he created (with Ryan and Sara and Ti and the rest of our writers) for the show is so much more powerful and tragic and fully-fleshed than my own version in Fire & Blood that I am half tempted to go back and rip up those chapters and rewrite the whole history of his reign. Paddy deserves an Emmy for this episode alone.” Fun fact, the moment Viserys’ crown fell off was not scripted. It was an accident that the actors simply reacted to whilst filming. That deserves a chef’s kiss.

Topics: House of the Dragon, TV And Film

Kate Harrold
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