Over the past six weeks, we’ve learned about House of the Dragon and its complex storyline: set three hundred years earlier than the parent series, Game of Thrones, the HBO spinoff. platform NowTv in Italy), tells the story of the civil war in Casa Targaryen. The new fantasy series was a hit with audiences and critics alike, who praised its writing, performances and impressive production values. While similar to the parent series in many respects, the first season of the spinoff differs significantly in terms of story structure because it features several time jumps.
The first few episodes featured small time jumps to accelerate the deterioration of the relationship between Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) and Alicent (Emily Carey). After the shocking events that took place in episode 1 × 05 – Secrets, the series is destined to undergo its biggest change, with a leap forward of 10 years. The time jump will see the roles of the two protagonists entrusted to new actresses, respectively Emma D’Arcy And Olivia Cookeand the trailer for the next episode ax implies that the rift between the two former friends has only widened in the following years.
Time jumps in House of the Dragon, yes or no?
In a new interview with Josh Horowitz for the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Smith, who plays Daemon Targaryen, reveals that House of the Dragon’s big time jumps essentially ended after the last episode aired, as far as he knows. Without revealing too much, the actor suggests that, after the leap forward of 10 years, the public will remain on this timeline for the next two seasons, and potentially even beyond:
“Once we make the leap, we’re inside. I am pretty sure that from that moment on there will be no further big time jumps, especially in the next and the next season ”.
Although House of the Dragon is a hit for audiences, many are disappointed that the time jump will see Alcock And Carey no longer playing the roles of Rhaenyra and Alicent. The two actresses won over fans in the first few episodes thanks to their strong performances and the tragic nature of their relationship, but the sixth episode is set to bring some important changes. There Alcock had hinted at the possibility of returning to the television series in the second season, but the comment of Matt Smith suggests that we will no longer see the two young actresses as the protagonists.
Confirmation that there will be no more time jumps is ultimately a good thing for the series. Although House of the Dragon has garnered rave reviews, too much time-shifting could be confusing viewers, especially when it involves the entry of new actors for existing roles. With the first five episodes setting the story and setting the stage for events to come, the television series can now fully engage in its timeline and delve into the dynamics of these complex characters.