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House of the Dragon: season 2 leaves with this big handicap according to Matt Smith

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun1,2024

Highly anticipated by fans ofGame of Thrones and fantasy, the series House of the Dragon will make its comeback starting on June 16, with season 2 which promises to be particularly epic. However, season 2 leaves with a big handicap according to Matt Smith.

House of the Dragon: season 2 leaves with this big handicap according to Matt Smith

House of the Dragon: a handicap for season 2

To say that season 2 of the The highly anticipated House of the Dragon series is an understatement. Launched in August 2022, the prequel series ofGame of Throneswas launched in August 2022. received with much unanimous enthusiasm by fans and critics, and largely beat Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, in the match that HBO and the Amazon platform had imposed. Scheduled for June 16 in the United States (and June 17 in France on Max), season 2 ofHouse of the Dragonpromises to be a huge success.

House of the Dragon: season 2 leaves with this big handicap according to Matt Smith

However, statements from Matt Smith could cool some fans. Indeed, at the opportunity of an interview granted to the American media Variety, the British actor Matt Smith, who plays Daemon Targaryen – the uncle-husband of Rhaenyra Targaryen and whose arc is inspired by of this cult horror film -, returned to the consequences of the director and co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik of the series to the end of season 1.

It's a shame, because it had a big effect on the tone of the show and knowing what you have to deliver. It's a kind of second album syndrome, isn't it? […] Certainly, when you lose a director of this caliber, you will feel it. 

True architect of the success of Game of Thrones andHouse of the Dragon, Miguel Sapochnik had directed the biggest battles of the parent series(the Battle of Durlieu, the Battle of the Bastards, the Battle of Winterfell and the Battle of King's Landing), as well as the pilot episode and episodes 6 and 7 ofHouse of the Dragon, thus imposing the tone at the same time; the series.

House of the Dragon : season 2 leaves with this big handicap according to Matt Smith

Note, however, that other talented directors have joined season 2 ofHouse of the Dragon, including veteran Alan Taylor, who directed several episodes ofGame of Thrones, including episode 9 of season 1 in which Eddard Stark dies. The director will direct the first and fourth episodes of season 2.Episode 4 should include a gigantic battle highly anticipated by fans of the series strong>. Fans will also be able to count on the presence of Andrij Parekh, known among others for having worked on on the wonderfulSuccession andWatchmen, as well as two directors from the first season ofHouse of the Dragon : Clare Kilner (who directed episodes 4, 5 and 9) and Geeta Patel (who directed the prodigious episode 8). Something to reassure fans!

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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