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House of The Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal on the hate writer Sara Hess is receiving from fans




Game of Thrones had its own cradle of controversies, and a lot of them stirred extreme hatred among a lot of fans towards the show. Its successor show, House of The Dragon, the prequel that goes back into the history of the Targaryen dynasty, has its own share of controversies, though not as extreme as the Game of Thrones season 8 finale. The prequel show’s writer, Sara Hess, has been receiving some hate as of late especially after HBO renewed her contract recently. And showrunner Ryan Condal was quite shocked by the reaction of the fans toward her.

Condal told The Hollywood Reporter, “I was actually pretty horrified at the way Sara has been treated. She was horribly attacked in a way that’s completely unacceptable. She’s my right hand in this. We wrote the first season together – 85 percent of the writing in the first season is Sara and I.”


“Nothing that was put on screen did not pass through my filter – or hers, for that matter. Nothing is done in a silo, it all comes across my desk, that’s my job, that’s how it works. And the idea that just because you don’t agree with something that happens in a fictional television show you can go and attack real people online remains a bizarre, alien and, frankly, horrifying concept to me. It’s why I don’t exist on social media.”

He added, “I read what Sara said. She’s one of the funniest people I know. She cuts right to the heart of the matter and will say anything to anybody. She was maybe being overly glib when answering a serious question. She wasn’t taking herself seriously in the way she was answering it. But I think she made some valid points in there. People are looking to put white hats and black hats on characters. They’re looking for good guys and bad guys. They’re looking for the Dark Side and the Light Side of The Force. And this is simply not that kind of show.”

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  1. Mary Mays

    November 18, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    About a third of the HotDfans don’t understand that this is a fantasy story. Theses fans lives revolve around the series. They are undereducated. The believe in the loudest voice is the right voice and should be listened to and have the story go their way.

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