How many seasons will House of the Dragon have? The Game of Thrones prequel concludes its first season with the finale airing October 24 on Sky and Now, but the future of the spin-off is already assured.
In the wake of the success of the first episode – which aired August 21 on HBO and HBO Max in the United States and simultaneously on Sky and Now – Warner Bros. Discovery has promptly confirmed that a second season of the Game prequel is already in the works. of Thrones. The filming of the new episodes of House of the Dragon, except for postponements or complications, should start at the beginning of 2023, with the pre-production already in full swing. The second season will hardly see the light during the next year, in fact there is already talk of 2024 for the debut of the new episodes.
Looking even further, how many seasons will the first spin-off of Game of Thrones count? We asked Miguel Sapochnik, director of some of the most memorable episodes of Game of Thrones including “Aspra Abode” (season 5, episode 8) and “The Battle of the Bastards” (season 6, episode 9) as well as co-showrunner of the first season with Ryan Condal. From the London preview of House of the Dragon held last August 15 in London, Sapochnik answered our question about the future of the prequel by saying: “I don’t know, but I like three-season series. How about?”. Although this is a somewhat hissy answer, it is not difficult to read between the lines the willingness of the production team to keep House of the Dragon a succinct story that most likely will not reach the eight seasons of GoT.
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To tell the truth, since our interview took place, Miguel Sapochnik has decided to leave the production of the series – according to some sources the director has only been on the prequel for the past three years and now wants to work on something else – as a showrunner, while remaining involved as an executive producer. This means that perhaps Sapochnik’s words may no longer be so relevant, yet given the number of GoT-related projects currently in the pipeline, it seems rather unlikely that HBO wants to focus on a single – but longer-lived – series for the future of the franchise.
From the spin-off on Lord Corlys (Steve Touissant) to an animated feature film on the land of Yi Tipassing through the sequel series dedicated to Jon Snow and to the projects on Dunk & Egg, Flea Bottom, and Ten Thousand Ships, House of the Dragon is just the beginning of Westeros’s expansion on HBO. At the beginning of the post, our interview with Miguel Sapochnik.