Season one of House of the Dragon is nearing its end and author George R.R. Martin could not be happier with how the show has gone. And you can expect three more seasons at least of House of the Dragon.
Four Seasons of House of the Dragon
On his blog post, Martin talks about how in a perfect world, his show wouldn’t have to do time skips in House of the Dragon. But he has to because of the pacing of the show as well as not having as much episodes to work on as tv shows used to have once upon a time. He is grateful for the 10 episodes per season that his show has which is more than other shows.
“When I was a boy, shows had 39 episodes a season,” Martin writes. “By the time I was writing for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, it was down to 22. Cable shrunk that even further. THE SOPRANOS had 13 episodes per season, but just a few years later, GAME OF THRONES had only 10 (and not even that, those last two seasons). If HOUSE OF THE DRAGON had 13 episodes per season, maybe we could have shown all the things we had to “time jump” over… though that would have risked having some viewers complain that the show was too “slow,” that “nothing happened.” As it is, I am thrilled that we still have 10 hours every season to tell our tale. (RINGS OF POWER has only 8, as you may have noticed, and my AMC show DARK WINDS is doing 6-episode seasons). I hope that will continue to be true. It is going to take four full seasons of 10 episodes each to do justice to the Dance of the Dragons, from start to finish.”
Martin Has a Lot More Say in House of the Dragon
To tell the story of Dance of the Dragons right, Martin wants four 10-episode seasons. After the mishap with Game of Thrones, I am sure Martin was more adamant about how House of the Dragon would play out. He has a bigger role in House of the Dragon and the show has been great as a result.
With the tremendous success of the show, I expect HBO to let Martin have his way. He hasn’t been wrong yet and the Game of Thrones world is his brainchild and nobody knows how to make it come to life better than him.