House of Dragon fans have been eager to get an update on the show’s second season since filming began. Images from the set of the show obtained by the Daily Mail have given fans a glimpse into the Targaryen Civil War.
Pictures from the House of Dragon collection
House of Dragon takes place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The series is based on the movie “Fire & Blood” by George RR Martin and tells the story of House Targaryen. Pictures posted by the Dail Mail show Olivia Cooke dressed as Lady Alicent Hightower, Via Saban as Queen Helena Targaryen, and Fabian Frankel as Sir Creston Cole. The second season is expected to finish shooting soon. The images show the Queen and her mother seated in a golden chariot surrounded by knights. Helena wears the green of House Hightower instead of the red and black, which are the color of House Targaryen, while the two ladies wear veils over their faces.
The man directly behind them appears to be Sir Creston Cole, though his clothes don’t reveal much. Cole is part of the Kingsguard, often seen wearing ornate white armor. It was established in the Season 1 finale that he’s the Lord Commander, which means he’s going to wear more elegant clothes from there. The helmet the individual wears obscures most of their face from view, making it difficult to determine their true identity.
Through the images, fans got a glimpse of the upcoming season’s collections. The pictures show how impressively built and how much more can be added to it with CGI magic.
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Controversy over House of Dragon Season 2
The show became controversial when they continued filming despite the writers’ ongoing strike. Showrunner Ryan Condal decided to stay put and carry on without violating WGA strike guidelines. He faced a lot of scrutiny from writers who questioned him about the partition. However, author George R.R. Martin defended Condal in a blog post he wrote.
“The second season of HOUSE OF THE DRAGON began filming on April 11 and will continue in London and Wales,” Martin wrote. He continued, “The scripts for the eight episodes of Season 2 were completed months ago, long before the strike even began. Each episode went through four or five drafts and many rounds of revisions to address HBO’s notes, my notes, budget concerns, etc. It won’t be.” There are more revisions. The writers have done their job; the rest is in the hands of the directors, the cast, the crew…and, of course, the dragons.”
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