We're still waiting for the first episode of House of the Dragon but it looks like Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik are already looking toward the future. The showrunners of the Game of Thrones prequel have confirmed that they already have major plans for the show's second season but are still waiting for HBO to renew the series.
House of the Dragon is expected to span several seasons just like its predecessor which had a total of eight seasons. For now, we have yet to see all the episodes of the new show but Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik promise that Season 2 is already something to look forward to.
"I think we have a fairly good plan laid out," Condal told Collider. "Plans like that always have to be fairly broad, yet you have an idea of landmarks, and places that you want to go, and a sense of an end point, which I think is really important, particularly with this story."
He continued, "There’s 170 years of history in front of us, so you have to figure out, at what point do you do lower the curtain on this particular story? We’ve always had a good sense of that."
Interestingly, Condal pointed out that those plans are there but HBO has not yet renewed the series.
"I think we have a good plan for Season 2, 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," he said.
"There’s the story of the conquest, the story before the conquest, the Targaryens leaving Old Valyria. You have a tale like this, where the Targaryens have dragons and are in power," Condal added. "And then, there are also stories where the Targaryens no longer have dragons, but are still in power. What changes there, and how is that different? It’s a very rich tapestry. It’s a rich landscape. I think the fan base is willing and eager. There’s a lot of storytelling left in this world, if people want it."
It's certainly a world we're ready to immerse ourselves into. Needless to say, we can't wait to get started on the new prequel.
House of the Dragon Episode 1 is titled The Heirs of the Dragon and is set to premiere on HBO on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at 9:00 PM EST.