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House of the Dragon director explains why Season 2 is shorter than the first

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The second season of the Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon is presently being produced by HBO. Fans have praised the fantasy epic’s characters, plotlines, locales, and other aspects, just as they did with its predecessor, and have showered it with praise thus far. The second season will only have 8 episodes, which has left some fans unsatisfied.

Why does House of The Dragon Season 2 have just 8 episodes?

House of the Dragon director Clare Kilner told THR in a recent interview, “There are eight wonderful episodes with so much happening in every episode, and we have trouble, at times, bringing them down to one hour. Ryan’s decision was to give it a good opening and a good ending, and they’re jam-packed with emotional and visually exciting events.”

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Clare Kilner explains House of the Dragon’s visual detail

Kilner went on to describe, “One of the most interesting things for me is the sets are so enormous and you need to do blocking in a different way. If you block people around a table and somebody walks to a window, it takes two minutes to get there. So you really do a lot of incredibly wide Lawrence of Arabia shots to frame these sets beautifully and also to show how small and insignificant people feel in these huge, dark spaces.”

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Sayantan is a keen follower of everything pop culture; from films, shows, anime to video games and latest memes. He started writing professionally for Wiki of Thrones during the 2021 lockdown, and has been developing his writing and editing skills ever since. Sayantan has since worked for several reputed firms, such as Collider and FandomWire, gathering experience and nods from some of the best in the industry. With a growing repertoire amassing renowned websites, Sayantan is your go to guy for all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. When he is not hunting for headlines and theories, you can find him engrossed in fantasy shows, conspiracy theories and video games.

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