‘House of the Dragon’ Showrunner Says Season 2 Has the ‘Biggest’ Sequences the Show Has Ever Seen (Exclusive)

The epic fantasy series. Dragon House returns for a second season and showrunner Ryan Condal wants fans to be prepared for how massive the next chapter in the saga will be.

Condal walked the carpet at the show’s Season 2 premiere on Monday at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, and spoke with ET about the next story of swords, magic and dragons.

“I think ‘Paradise Lost’ is the best way to describe what’s happening here in Dragon House“Joked Condal. “We are adapting Fire and blood. “We are being faithful to the story that is written in the book.”

‘House of the Dragon’ stars Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke and Emma D’Arcy, and showrunner Ryan Condal, posed together at the premiere of the second season of their HBO fantasy series in New York on June 3.Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

Dragon House It is a prequel series to the HBO mega hit game of Thronesand is adapted from the novel Fire and bloodby author George R.R. Martinwhich tells the story of House Targaryen, the family dynasty that ruled the seven kingdoms of Westeros hundreds of years before the events of game of Thrones.

According to Condal, some changes are required due to the nature of the source material, but his plan is to stay true to the story.

“There are different demands on the program since it is an adaptation of a history book,” Condal said. “But the plan is to faithfully represent George’s story as it appears in the text.”

This season will also feature some of the biggest and boldest action sequences in franchise history.

“They’re two of the most important things we’ve ever filmed,” Condal joked. “It involves a lot of dragons, fire and action, and it’s exciting! I’m excited for everyone to see it.”

Previously, Condal said The Hollywood Reporter last year that viewers will “meet five new dragons” this season, which will no doubt play a role in the massive sequences viewers can expect in upcoming episodes.

Dragon Housethe first season finished in dramatic styleas alliances were forged in the battle between the Black Council, those who support Rhaenyra’s (Emma D’Arcy) claim to the throne, and the Green Council, the conspirators who aided Aegon’s (Tom Glynn-Carney) ascension. after the death of King Viserys (played by Paddy Considine).

Returning players include Prince Daemon (Matt Smith) and his niece-turned-wife, Princess Rhaenyra (D’Arcy), Queen Alicent (Cooke), her father, Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), her children, Prince Aemond (Ewan Mitchell), King Aegon II (Glynn-Carney) and Helaena (Phia Saban), and their loyal servant, Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel). Princess Rhaenys (Eve Best) and Corlys, aka the Sea Serpent (Steve Toussaint) will also return.

Additional actors joining the series are Clinton Liberty as Addam of Hull, Jamie Kenna as Ser Alfred Broome, Kieran Bew as Hugh, Tom Bennett as Ulf, Tom Taylor as Lord Cregan Stark, Vincent Regan as Ser Rickard Thorne, Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon. Strong, Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower, Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers and Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull.

season 2 of Dragon House debuts June 16 on HBO.


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