Don't expect to see Sara Snow in House of the Dragon Season 2

House of the Dragon Season 2 will be here before you know it. Not all storylines from the Fire & Blood story will be included in the series, though.
House of the Dragon season 2. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO
House of the Dragon season 2. Photograph by Courtesy of HBO /

Another season of House of the Dragon is almost here. We’ll get more of the adaptation of Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin, but it’s clear that some of the story won’t be told.

One in particular is about Sara Snow. Based on comments made by producer Sara Hess to Entertainment Weekly, it looks like she specifically will be missed due to the way the storyline is being told.

Who is Sara Snow in Fire & Blood?

Those who haven’t read the source material will have no idea who Sara Snow is. You’ll be able to work out that she is an illegitimate child from Winterfell and the north. That’s just based on the name “Snow.” Game of Thrones made it clear that illegitimate children in the north got the name Snow.

Sara comes into the story briefly as Jace Targaryen goes to Winterfell in order to gain Cregan Stark on his mother’s side in the war. The story tells us that he fell in love with Sara while he was there, despite being betrothed to his half-sister/cousin Baela Targaryen.

Sara doesn’t have a huge impact on the story, though. The part of Jace falling in love is more of a rumor than a statement. The way the book is written is through people sharing their accounts of events from the past. The accounts don’t always match up, and it reminds us that history is written by the victor. Did someone want to discredit Jace and his mother’s claim to the Iron Throne, or did it actually happen?

Why Sara Snow won’t be in House of the Dragon Season 2

Hess explained that the story is going to be told through three viewpoints. We’ll see what’s going on at Dragonstone, King’s Landing, and Harrenhal. While Rhaenyra remains at Dragonstone to fight for the throne, Alicent and her children remain at King’s Landing. Daemon heads to Harrenhal to raise an army for his wife.

"Our POV is the Targaryens, and our POV is split between King's Landing, Dragonstone, and then when Daemon goes to Harrenhal. We just don't have the eyes to really be everywhere at the same time."

Jace does head to Winterfell, and we know that Cregan Stark will be in the story. However, it doesn’t look like we’ll head to Winterfell to see that story play out, which means no room for Sara. With her not being an important part to the story, that makes sense. Having Cregan Stark in Dragonstone is a much more important part to tell.

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House of the Dragon premieres on Sunday, June 16 on Max.