‘Home of the Dragon’ Will Broaden in Scope, however Gained’t Be Fairly as Huge as ‘Recreation of Thrones’

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Home of the Dragon is already blowing audiences away, and the collection is way from completed.

The primary season of HBO’s Recreation of Thrones spin-off is formally concluded, however the workforce behind the bloody collection have already got their sights set on what comes subsequent. The present guarantees to increase in scope in future seasons, pulling in additional characters and branching storylines, however the present runners are effectively conscious of its distance from Recreation of Thrones.

The second season will see the collection broaden its route, pivoting from the primary season’s extra specified scope and branching out into an array of recent places on the Westeros map. Showrunner Ryan Condal sat down with Selection, within the wake of season one’s gripping finale, to debate the present’s plans to amplify its story in future seasons, as the main target shifts from established places into thrilling new areas.

Season considered one of Home of the Dragon largely adopted the identical solid of characters in the identical common places. None of them are fully new to Recreation of Thrones‘ viewers, although a few of them actually acquired extra display screen time within the recent Westerosi story. Up to now within the collection, Home of the Dragon has largely explored three main places, as famous by Condal, with “King’s Touchdown, Dragonstone, and Driftmark” serving because the important settings. Whereas Condal does imagine “these will proceed to be the house bases for the present,” the upcoming battle will demand new places be explored.

“A battle is coming that requires allegiances from totally different kingdoms and armies everywhere in the map of Westeros,” Condal instructed Selection. He acknowledges that Home of the Dragon seemingly gained’t ever increase to fairly the scope of Recreation of Thrones, which skillfully balanced itself between a dizzying array of various views and places, however the brand new collection gained’t keep grounded in these identical three places for everything of its runtime.

Condal guarantees that “there are positively many extra new worlds to return, and new worlds that you simply haven’t essentially seen within the authentic present, both.” This tantalizing trace signifies that the story won’t contact upon identified areas on the map, just like the Wall or Winterfell, as an alternative orienting its story round among the places solely teased at in Recreation of Thrones.

Season considered one of Home of the Dragon left off with a bang, cementing itself—for now, at the least—as a worthy successor to Recreation of Thrones. The story isn’t fairly as expansive and grounded as that in its predecessor, however Condal guarantees that future seasons will see the collection put within the work to correctly compete with what got here earlier than.