There are no time jumps in Season 2

House of the Dragon takes place almost 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The series follows Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine), a Targaryen king who names his daughter, Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock as a teenager, Emma D’Arcy as an adult), as heir.

Viserys’ choice and its repercussions set off a chain of events that mark the end of House Targaryen’s reign. Season 2 of the series is already in the works and fans should know that there are no time jumps.

Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen in ‘House of the Dragon’ | Ollie Upton/HBO

“The House of the Dragon” chronicles the fall of House Targaryen

For 300 years, House Targaryen ruled the Seven Kingdoms in Westeros. However, more than 100 years after their reign, everything began to fall apart. Ambition, greed, misogyny and the desire for war have upended decades of peace and prosperity.

“This is the story you’ve always heard about,” creator showrunner Ryan Condal told Shadow and Act. “The Targaryens, at the height of their power with 17 dragons and great wealth, power and influence. They are unquestionable. This is that time. So I think it’s a fascinating place to go because they have just started to spin and decline, but they don’t realize it until it’s too late.

So far, House of the Dragon fans have watched the years leading up to the war, with massive time jumps in the first season. However, season 2 will be different.

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There are no time jumps in Season 2

In the first season of House of the Dragon, two important characters were played by several actors. Princess Rhaenyra was portrayed by Milly Alcock as a teenager and later by Emma D’Arcy as an adult. Additionally, Alicent Hightower was portrayed by Emily Carey and later Olivia Cooke.

However, Condal assured fans that there will be no more time jumps in the upcoming second season of the show.

“I will say, as a reward to our wonderful audience for following us through all of the time jumps and overhauls, they’re over,” Condal told Deadline after the Season 1 finale. “We’re telling the story in time. real from now on. The actors play these characters to the end. We’re not recasting anyone. We’re not doing big time jumps. We’re in the Dance of the Dragons now, and we’re going to tell this story.

Inside the ‘Dance of the Dragons’ on ‘The House of the Dragon’

So what exactly is the Dance of the Dragons? Die-hard fans might know that House of the Dragon is based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood, which is a tale of the Targaryen Kings.

The Dance of the Dragons refers to the civil war between Princess Rhaenyra and her brother, Prince Aegon II (Tom Glynn-Carney). Although their father, King Viserys, named Rhaeneyra his heir, Aegon, and her mother, Alicent, robbed her of the Iron Throne.

The rest of House of the Dragon will unpack this war, and the series is said to be slated for four seasons.

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