House of the Dragon viewers 'grossed out' by shocking child bride scenes | The Sun

HOUSE of the Dragon viewers have been left 'grossed out' by shocking child bride scenes.

The Game of Thrones prequel series began last week, with episodes dropping on a Sunday in the US and on Monday in the UK.


The first episode saw King Viserys Targaryen lose his wife Queen Aemma in a horrifying child birth scene.

Episode two is set six months later, and the King is advised to remarry and he wants to pick Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey).

However, the King is urged to consider tying the knot with Laena, the 12-year-old daughter of Lord Corlys.

As if her young age wasn't inappropriate enough, she also happens to be his niece.

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One scene saw the pair discussing their potential marriage while out on a walk, with the 12-year-old telling him: "I would give you many children."

However, the scenes creeped out some House of the Dragon viewers watching at home in the US.

One wrote on Twitter: "Not only are the pimping out a child, they are pimping her child to her uncle."

Another tweeted: "I’m watching #HouseoftheDragon and they’re talking child brides… related child brides. Gross.”

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A third cried: "Not them wanting this man to marry this damn child. like what!!!! She’s a childddddd!!!!!!"

Thankfully, the King decided to choose Alicent, but it's a decision that leaves his daughter Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock) furious.

Before the second episode had even aired in the US, the series was renewed for a second season by HBO.

Executive vice president of HBO Programming, Francesca Orsi, released a statement last week to Variety, saying: "We are beyond proud of what the entire House of the Dragon team has accomplished with season one.

"Our phenomenal cast and crew undertook a massive challenge and exceeded all expectations, delivering a show that has already established itself as must-see-TV.

"A huge thank you to George, Ryan, and Miguel for leading us on this journey. We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two."

House of the Dragon airs tonight at 9pm on Sky Atlantic and is available on NOW.

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