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“It further excavates Daemon’s haunted past”: House of the Dragon Showrunner reveals his favorite arc of Season 2

Daemon Targaryen’s story arc might surprise a lot of fans in Season 2.



Daemon Targaryen
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Actor Matt Smith was among those who instantly captivated showrunner Ryan Condal‘s attention. He was a promising talent who would have looked right at home in King’s Landing’s shadowy back lanes. Condal was further encouraged to sign him on by his recent portrayal of King Phillip in The Crown. And it seems like his character Daemon’s arc is his favorite in House of the Dragon‘s second season.

Ryan Condal is proud of Daemon’s storyline in Season 2

Daemon Targaryen is George R. R. Martin’s favorite Targaryen. He is also favored by the audience despite all of his flaws. Condal recently talked to SFX magazine, discussing his favorite storyline from House of the Dragon Season 2:

“The story that I’m most particularly proud of this year is Daemon’s story. It was very hard to break and very challenging to dramatize and film and then edit. But in the end, I think we succeeded and we stuck the landing on it. He’s still very much Daemon. But it further excavates Daemon’s haunted past.”

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House of the Dragon showrunner explains the conflict between Rhaenyra and Daemon

As seen in the recent trailers, all is not well between Daemon and Rhaenyra. Ever since King Viserys died, the two have been having a lot of issues, and the war is making it worse. Condal went on to address it:

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“I’m excited for the fans to see it. It all comes back to the nature of his relationship to Rhaenyra. Is that as husband and wife? Is it as uncle and niece? Or is it as heir to the throne and also ran? Maybe it can be all three of those things.”

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