House of the Dragon took no time to mesmerize the fans with its first episode and remind them of the fine old Game of Thrones days. This series serving as the prequel to the original GoT is set up 200 years before the events of the original show and focuses on the Targaryen House. Even though we only got the first episode of the long 10 episodes saga, in a recent video, the movie’s cast hinted at a shocking and dreadful season finale. From the reactions received in that video, it is clear that the conclusion will be surprising enough to make people discuss it for weeks.
A Dreadful Season Finale
Although the storyline is set 200 long years before the events of GoT, the names of the makers associated with it didn’t miss to raise doubt in the minds of the fans along with the excitement. Especially after what we got in the Game of Thrones series finale, it is better not to talk about it. But looking at the reactions of the cast members to the House of the Dragon season finale, it seems that it has every possibility of being a nerve-wracking experience.
Olivia Cooke who plays Alicent Hightower took no time to explain her reaction to the finale of the series as an immediate dread:
“Dread, dread, dread. I think dread, dread, dread, immediate dread. And also excitement.”
The Rhaenys Velaryon actress Eve Best also expressed that the finale was unbelievable and certainly something nobody can expect:
“I can’t believe it! I can’t believe it! You can’t, you can’t!”
While the others were shocked by the finale, the young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen actress Milly Alcock discovered the true importance her character holds:
“I literally just cried. I didn’t realize how invested Rhaenyra was going to be in the story when I auditioned. I did two self-tapes and I got a call a week later. Little old me, on the other side of the planet literally living in my mom’s attic, washing dishes in a restaurant. Then I read it and was like, ‘Oh my god, what is going on?’ So yeah, I just cried.”
Being one of the most anticipated shows of this year, the is believed to revive the hype of Game of Thrones which was unfortunately lost due to the lackluster GoT season 8.
Is House of the Dragon season 2 coming soon?
While there are no confirmed reports about a second season of the show, by the words of some of the associates, it can be well expected. During the cast reaction, the Criston Cole actor Fabien Frankel hinted that the ending would leave the doors open for more upcoming content and plot:
“I’ll say it’s very well set up if there was ever a second season,” he said. “The first season is very well set up. They’ve left the door open.”
While Frankel’s statement hinted at doors being left open for upcoming seasons, the showrunner Ryan Condal provided a more clear viewpoint towards it. According to him, they can easily move forward with the story only if HBO’s willing to:
“I think we have a good plan for season two, if HBO is willing and eager to continue telling the story with us. There is really 300 years of Targaryen history to explore, and there are many stories within there that are really fascinating.”
Now it will be an exciting wait to watch which way the series ultimately goes. While season 2 is most likely to be confirmed keeping in mind the modern format of hit TV shows, the exciting part will be the execution of the storyline that will be followed.
House of the Dragon also stars Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine, and Rhys Ifans in other pivotal roles.
While House of the Dragon episode 1 is streaming on HBO Max, the rest of the episodes will be streamed in the upcoming weeks on HBO and HBO Max
Source: E! Online