The first season of the hit series House of the Dragon is heading towards an inevitable climax: the outbreak of civil war between the countless factions of House Targaryen.
The good news is that George R.R. Martin knows exactly where and for how long this whole story is going to take. Discussing the countless time jumps in the debut season on his personal blog Not A Blog, George R.R. Martin made a series of confessions that were highly appreciated by House of the Dragon fans.
What R.R. Martin said about the possible future of House of the Dragon
“When I was a kid, the shows had 39 episodes per season. Then they dropped to 22 and the seasons got smaller and smaller. The Sopranos, for example, had 13 episodes per season, but just a few years later, Game of Thrones had only 10,” Martin wrote, in a first instance.
“If House of the Dragon had had 13 episodes per season, we might have been able to show all the details of the time jumps, though we would have risked some viewers complaining that the show was too slow, that nothing happened. As it is, I’m delighted that we have 10 hours each season to tell the story,” the author pointed out.
As such, Martin also confirmed that House of the Dragon will continue to tell this story for three more seasons if HBO continues to renew it. “It will take four full seasons of 10 episodes each to do House of the Dragon justice from start to finish,” he concluded.
It’s hard to say whether George R.R. Martin’s plan for House of the Dragon will come to fruition. Not to say it won’t, but a lot can happen between now and the completion of the four seasons. Still, the premise is promising, so fans of the Game of Thrones prequel series have no reason to worry. Not yet, anyway.