For the next 10 weeks, our vocabulary consists of two words — fire and blood.
The highly-anticipated series House of the Dragon is finally here, and we couldn't be more excited to immerse ourselves in the world of House Targaryen. Better yet, we can't wait to see the Dance of the Dragons in live-action!
Fans have been curious about how many seasons House of the Dragon will have, as the show is only based upon one book in George R.R. Martin's canon rather than seven like its predecessor, Game of Thrones.
So, how many seasons will House of the Dragon have? Let's find out!
How many seasons will 'House of the Dragon' have?
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first season of House of the Dragon includes a 10-year time jump, with "additional multiyear time jumps" throughout the 10-episode season, since the show chronicles a generational war.
Of course, most fans understand that an entire civil conflict cannot be portrayed successfully in just 10 episodes; therefore, they are already begging for future installments. Thankfully, the showrunners still have a plan for the show to run for several seasons.
A few sources revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that the series would be much shorter than it's predecessor. They added that while nothing is set in stone, "the current Targaryen storyline is currently plotted to run only about three or four seasons."
We want to be upset; however, we genuinely can't because that sounds like the perfect length for the storyline!
The outlet reported that even if the current storyline concludes earlier than expected, House of the Dragon could continue by recounting other "major events" in the Targaryen dynasty, such as Robert's Rebellion or the infamous Doom of Valyria.
"The Targaryens span both directions," showrunner Miguel Sapochnik told The Hollywood Reporter. "So as a spine to other possible stories and spinoff ... this is a great place to start."
On Aug. 26, 2022, 'House of the Dragon' was renewed for season 2.
Almost immediately after the pilot episode aired on television, House of the Dragon was renewed for a second season on Aug. 26, 2022, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The first episode has accrued over 20 million viewers in only a few days, cementing its legacy as a bonafide hit for HBO.
"We are beyond proud of what the entire House of the Dragon team has accomplished with season one,” Francesca Orsi, Executive VP of HBO programming, said in a statement to THR. “Our phenomenal cast and crew undertook a massive challenge and exceeded all expectations, delivering a show that has already established itself as must-see-TV."
She added, "A huge thank you [to co-creator and executive producer George R.R. Martin and co-creator and showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik] for leading us on this journey. We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two."
Catch new episodes of House of the Dragon on Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on HBO and HBO Max.