Production is now underway on the second season of HBO's House of the Dragon in Spain, and thanks to WatchersOnTheWall.com, we have a first look at some revealing photos and videos from the set.
Be warned: if you haven't read George R.R. Martin's Fire and Blood, major spoilers follow from this point on.
The photos and video show a huge blue dragon head prop being paraded through the streets in a bloody cart as the crowd cheers. When the director calls action, someone can be heard shouting, "Behold! The traitor dragon Meleys — slain at Rook’s Rest for your king! For Aegon!”
Yes, the mighty Meleys will fall in battle at some point during season 2 when she faces off against Sunfye and Vhagar, and her rider, Rhaenys (Eve Best), will most likely be killed as well (the body discovered in the book was too burned to identify, but the show may not be quite as ambiguous).
We recently learned that House of the Dragon season 2 will consist of 8 episodes - 2 fewer than the critically-acclaimed debut season, which concluded last November.
Apparently, "a portion of the plot originally intended for Season 2, including a major battle," is now being saved for season 3. If we had to hazard a guess, this confrontation is likely the culmination of the Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons, which will see two major characters clash in a mid-air skirmish.