Exclusive: Elizabeth Olsen In Talks For House Of The Dragon Season 2
House of the Dragon has exploded into one of the most popular shows currently, and now we can report that Elizabeth Olsen is being targeted for season two of the series.
House of the Dragon has kicked off in the best way possible. The new Games of Thrones prequel series saw 10 million households tune into the premiere episode, making it the biggest in HBO history. The second episode also debuted, adding a 2% increase, making the show achieve another record. That record is a show seeing an uptick in viewership instead of the usual drop-off that happens for most shows. The series might just turn into the biggest show in HBO history next season, as through our trusted and proven sources, we can report that Elizabeth Olsen is being targeted for House of the Dragon Season 2.
House of the Dragon has a great cast already that includes Paddy Considine in the role of King Viserys Targaryen. His performance alone has been stellar, but he is joined by fantastic performers that have truly reminded us of the original Games of Thrones style. Those other performers are Steve Toussaint (Lordy Corlys), Matt Smith, (Daemon Targaryen), Milly Alcock (Rhaenyra Targaryen), and Emily Carey (Alicent Hightower). Adding Elizabeth Olsen in House of the Dragon Season 2 might just catapult this cast into something that exceeds all expectations.
Elizabeth Olsen being cast in House of the Dragon Season 2 is fantastic news, though news about the second season has not been that great. It was recently reported that current co-showrunner and director Miguel Sapochnik is said to be leaving the series after working on it for the past three years. However, Alan Taylor is going to be stepping in as an executive producer. Taylor worked on Games of Thrones extensively. Taking over as sole showrunner of the series will be Ryan Condal, who is co-creator of the prequel series. We are not sure whose plan it was to bring in Olsen, but that might fall squarely under Condal now. We are not entirely sure who Olsen will be portraying in the series, but let’s say that we hope she is a witch of some sort. Yes, that is the obvious choice given her MCU portrayal of Wanda Maximoff, but she does play that part quite well.
There is a wealth of parts to pick from in terms of Elizabeth Olsen joining House of the Dragon Season 2. George R. R. Martin did write quite an expansive book, so fans can start to theorize who Olsen will be portraying. Either way, adding her to the cast is a fantastic idea that we cannot wait to see. With House of the Dragon being renewed for a second season already, it sounds like production might be starting quite soon.
House of the Dragon is currently streaming on HBO Max, and two episodes are currently available. The series debuts new episodes every Sunday night on HBO and HBO Max. The 10-episode series is already a smash hit with audiences, and now we will get to see Elizabeth Olsen join House of the Dragon Season 2. Though we will have to patiently wait to see who she is cast as one might wonder if we are going to see a younger version of Melisandre appear.