From the very beginning of House of the Dragon, it was present. Additionally, following last week’s episode, the deadly Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) became a hot topic in memes and thirsty tweets.
The prince’s assistance to his estranged brother, the sick King Viserys, as he staggered toward the Iron Throne and the subsequent murder of Raymond Velaryon, who committed treason by disparaging Daemon’s wife, Rhaenyra, appeared to particularly excite supporters. (Ignore the fact that four episodes earlier, Daemon likewise killed his first wife because she was just inconvenient.)
The Hollywood Reporter recently had a conversation about the ninth episode of the HBO fantasy blockbuster Dragon with writer Sara Hess, executive producer Sara Hess, and director Clare Kilner. After helping his brother when he faltered on the journey to the Throne to choose the heir to Driftmark in the previous episode, several fans have developed a strong affection for Daemon. But wasn’t that Daemon helping the king do what he wanted him to do in any case—make a decision that was favorable to his daughter? Daemon would have stood by and seen his brother fall flat on his face if Viserys was going to rule against Rhaenyra. In other words, aren’t all of Daemon’s moments ultimately self-serving, including the ones that seem to be kind?
“I concur with you,” Hess said. I don’t understand how he’s managed to become an Internet Boyfriend. Not that Matt isn’t charming and personable, and he’s fantastic in the part. Daemon, though, is… I’m not interested in dating him! They all say, “Oh, daddy!” which baffles me a bit. And I’m simply thinking, “Really? ” He was an excellent partner, dad, or brother, but how — in what capacity? You’ve got me. Not Paul Rudd, this guy. How do you feel, Clare?”
For her part, Kilner appeared to understand a little of the emotions. I think it’s part of the joy of it, and I just love the idea that people are so invested in these characters, she remarked. “You may like someone one minute and another person the next. However, I’m not shocked. You can’t help it since Matt takes such risks in his performances and has that adorable smile. He exudes charm. People adore villains. However, I don’t believe he makes a particularly good brother or parent.
Hess said that the Sunday finale and season two, which is anticipated to air sometime in 2024, would test viewers’ perceptions of Daemon once again.
In the conclusion, “we will see a different side of him,” Hess said. We’re now scripting season two and determining the details of his connection with Rhaenyra. In the novel Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin, there are several interpretations of it.