Will We See Young Alicent and Rhaenyra Again? The House of the Dragon Showrunner Says…

Will We See Young Alicent and Rhaenyra Again? The House of the Dragon Showrunner Says…

It could soon be a royal reunion for Milly Alcock and Emily Carey.

The stars—who play the young versions of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and her ex-BFF turned stepmother Queen Alicent Hightower, respectively, on HBO's House of the Dragon—exited after episode five amid the series' time jump. But, according to co-showrunner Ryan Condal, this might not be the last time we see the two teens.

"I mean, look, I don't know," Condal tells Variety of the possibility of Alcock and Carey returning. "There are things that we haven't fully sorted out. I'm not closing the door on anything. So there, how's that for an answer?"

While Condal explained that Alcock and Carey haven't yet been written into season two, which was confirmed on Aug. 26, he noted that House of the Dragon can get "a little bit more fancy" with its narrative approach than Game of Thrones, which he says was "not a flashback show."

But one thing that is confirmed for the next installment? There won't be any more major time jumps. Episode six began 10 years after the events of the prior one, opening with an intense confrontation between adult Rhaenyra and Alicent (now played by Emma D'Arcy and Olivia Cooke, respectively).

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"The storytelling," Condal says of season two, "Becomes fairly in the rhythms of the original Game of Thrones series."

It seems like the characters' future on the show is a mystery to even the Targaryens themselves. Carey exclusively told E! News Sept. 16 that the show is so highly confidential, they only received scripts for the first five episodes.

"I couldn't tell you what I'm doing tomorrow, let alone if I'm going to be in season two," they said. "A girl can dream. You never know—but don't bet on it."

Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, House of the Dragon
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We'll have to see for ourselves when House of the Dragon airs Sundays on HBO and HBO Max.

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