House of the Dragon Showrunner Confirms No More Recasts and Time Jumps

The first season of House of the Dragon is officially done and people are now looking towards the future. So what can we expect in Season 2? Ryan Condal has good news for fans who are worried that there will be more recasts in the show's next seasons. The showrunner confirmed that the main cast would remain in the series all the way to the end, and that time jumps will be kept to a minimum.

If there's one thing that fans complained about in the first season of House of the Dragon, it was the fact that the series constantly recast certain characters because of multiple time jumps. For instance, Aegon II Targaryen was played by three actors, including an infant. More notably, the two main characters Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower were recast in the middle of the season.

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Luckily for fans, the recasts have come to an end. Ryan Condal says House of the Dragon Season 2 will no longer have to deal with recasts.

"I will say, as a reward to our wonderful audience for following us through all the time jumps and recasts, they are done," Condal told Deadline.

"We tell the story in real-time from here forward," he continued. The actors are playing these characters until the end. We’re not recasting anybody. We’re not making any huge jumps forward in time. We are now in the Dance of the Dragons, and we’re gonna tell that story."

That doesn't mean that House of the Dragon is done with the time jumps. There will still be skips but these will not mean new actors will be brought in.

House of the Dragon Season 2 has already been confirmed but the show's next chapter has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

Related: House of the Dragon: Olivia Cooke Says Alicent Hightower is Not a Villain

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