House of the Dragon eyeing shorter Season 2 as part of a long-term plan including Season 3

The popular HBO series House of the Dragon is reportedly looking to reduce the length of its second season and is already planning out a third, according to reports.

The prequel show to Game of Thrones is said to be eyeing a shorter second season as part of a long-term plan that includes a third season.

The news comes after HBO revealed earlier this year that House of the Dragon was renewed for a 10-episode second season, which is set to begin production in the spring of 2021.

The original Game of Thrones series ran for eight seasons and featured 73 episodes. However, House of the Dragon may be looking to trim its length in order to stay on track with the prequel’s long-term plans.

The prequel series is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and follows the House of Targaryen as they attempt to take control of Westeros.

The show is based on George R.R. Martin’s novel Fire & Blood and is co-created by Martin and Ryan Condal. It is expected to be a much darker and grittier series than its predecessor, as it will focus more on the Targaryens’ struggle for power.

It is unknown how long the third season of House of the Dragon will be, but it is expected to be a much longer season than the second.

The show is expected to air sometime in 2022. Until then, fans of the show can get their Westeros fix with the upcoming Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon.