House of the Dragon

NZ release: 17 June 2024

Content that may disturb, offensive language, sex scenes and violence Rated on: 17 June 2024

Season 2 Episode 1: A Son for a Son

House of the Dragon

What’s it about?

The House of the Dragon series depicts the events leading to House Targaryen's decline, ending in the devastating war of succession known as the "Dance of the Dragons."

In this episode Rhaenyra mourns her son Lucerys and searches for traces of him and his dragon. Meanwhile, Daemon seeks revenge for Lucerys's murder, enlisting two assassins to kill Aemond. Alicent and Otto attempt to control Aegon in his new role as King, much to his frustration.

The facts

  • Directed by Alan Taylor
  • English language
  • Runtime: 55minutes
  • Based on parts of the book Fire & Blood by George R.R. Martin which is set 200 years before the events seen in the series Game of Thrones.

Why did it get this rating?

This episode was self-rated by Neon. You can find out more about self-rating by streaming providers here.


The series is known for its graphic and bloody violence, including sword fights, beheadings, brutal cruelty, and sexual violence.

While this episode is lighter on violence compared to others, it contains a scene at the end where a child is brutally murdered. Though the scene occurs off-screen, it is highly impactful due to the detailed sound effects and the mother's emotional response.

Sex scenes

Sex and oral sex is implied in two scenes. Characters for the most part are clothed and there is no full frontal nudity.

Offensive language

Offensive language is used throughout the episode, including highly offensive words such as f*ck and c*nt.


The death of a child may be upsetting for some viewers, especially those who have lost a child or know someone who has. If you are struggling with what you've seen, please reach out for help. If you or someone you know needs to talk:

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