The first episode of “House of the Dragon” already aired its first episode but this was not spared from criticism. This was largely due to the graphical birth scene that critics feel should have had a trigger before it was shown.

Watched by a record-breaking international audience, the show drew flak on social media for a fatal birth scene, Deadline reported.

This was the part when King Viserys (Paddy Considine) ordered a cesarean section on his wife, Aemma Aryn (Sian Brooke) while she was conscious. The move proved deadly, resulting in the death of Aryn and the child.

According to show director Miguel Sapochnik, he had consulted multiple women before deciding to include the scene. Still, charities believed that there should have been a trigger warning ahead of the episode.

“With 13 babies dying every day in the UK, the situation impacts an enormous community of people directly too,” Jen Coates, the director of bereavement support charity Sands stated to BBC. “That way, people can be better equipped with the knowledge and make an informed decision to watch or skip particular scenes or episodes.”

Despite the controversy, “House of Dragons” has reportedly been given the green light for a second season. This was even though the second episode of the first season has yet to air.

“We are beyond proud of what the entire ‘House of the Dragon’ team has accomplished with season 1,” Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming, said in a statement. “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 ... We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season 2.”

Aside from the prequel, the network plans to release a Jon Snow series. According to George R. R. Martin, there are more than half a dozen projects in various stages of development.

Paddy Considine attends the Sky Group Premiere of "House Of The Dragon"
Paddy Considine attends the Sky Group Premiere of "House Of The Dragon" Getty Images | David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage

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