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House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal called Ewan Mitchell’s arrival on the show “a seismic hit”




Throughout its first season, House of the Dragon continually attracted new viewers. Many individuals are already eagerly awaiting the first peek of the upcoming season. Ewan Mitchell, one of the show’s breakout stars, has gained a massive fan following. Riding on the biggest dragon in House of the Dragon as Aemond Targaryen, he will have a bigger role to play in Season 2.

Ryan Condal calls Ewan Mitchell’s entry “a seismic hit”

In an interview with The Face, showrunner Ryan Condal expressed how amazed he was when he met Mitchell. He said, “It definitely felt like Ewan’s arrival on the show was a seismic hit. He’s come in with a bunch of young actors who are going to play these characters, then take over for the rest of the series.

It’s a murderer’s row of great young British acting talent. But [the] Game of Thrones [universe] loves its villains. In a first season where we don’t have [characters like] The Mountain or a Ramsay Bolton right out of the gate, his arrival stoked those fires in the fanbase.”


How Aemond was inspired by 80’s horror icons

In the same interview, Mitchell remarks, “For Aemond’s walk, there was something I found interesting about Eighties horror icons. No matter how slow they walk, they always catch up with Jamie Lee Curtis,” he says, a smile twitching at the corners of his more-Joker-than-The-Joker lips. ​“There’s something in the physicality of [Elm Street​’s] Freddy [Krueger], [Jamie Lee’s Halloween nemesis] Michael Myers, [the Creeper in] Jeepers Creepers.”

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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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