HBO has announced that production on the second season of its fantasy hit show, House of the Dragon, has commenced. Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the show tells the story of the Targaryen civil war, also known as the Dance of the Dragons. ‘House Of The Dragon’ Season 2 will continue to focus on the battle for the throne of Westeros between Rhaenyra and her half-brother Aegon, following the explosive events of the Season 1 finale.
House of the Dragon co-creator and showrunner, Ryan Condal, expressed his excitement about the second season, saying that they are thrilled to be shooting again with the original family and new talent on both sides of the camera. Condal also promised that viewers can expect to see their favorite characters conspiring at the council tables, marching with their armies, and riding their dragons into battle. He stated that they can’t wait to share what they have in store for the audience.
— House of the Dragon (@HouseofDragon) April 11, 2023
It’s time to return to King’s Landing. Season 2 of #HouseoftheDragon is now in production.
House of the Dragon was renewed for a second season after its record-breaking premiere on August 21, 2022. The success of its predecessor, Game of Thrones, which dominated television for eight seasons, suggests that this could be the beginning of another years-long reign for the fantasy franchise based on Martin’s books. Martin himself is an executive producer on the show, while Condal and Miguel Sapochnik serve as co-showrunners.
While the premise for the next season remains unconfirmed, it is expected to delve deeper into the history of House Targaryen and the Dance of Dragons, just like the show’s source material, Martin’s Fire & Blood. Fans can look forward to more epic battles, political intrigue, and, of course, dragons. The news of the second season’s production has left viewers eagerly anticipating its release, and the show’s creators are sure to deliver another thrilling installment.
‘House Of The Dragon’ Season 2 Release Date
There is currently no official release date for season 2 of House of the Dragon. However, fans have noticed that HBO may return to Cáceres, Spain, to film scenes for King’s Landing from March to June 2023, according to the Spanish newspaper Hoy.
Based on the timeline of season 1, which began filming in April 2021 and premiered in August 2022, it is possible that season 2 may not be released until 2024. HBO and HBO Max Content CEO Casey Bloys has stated that it is “a good guess” for House of the Dragon to return in 2024, after the Emmy eligibility period that year. The most likely release date for season 2 is in the summer of 2024, although the exact date is still unknown.
‘House Of The Dragon’ Season 2 – Cast
HBO has officially confirmed the cast for season 2 of House of the Dragon, which includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, and several others. Some characters from the first season, such as Graham McTavish’s Ser Harrold Westerling, will also be returning.
However, the fate of other characters, such as Laenor Velaryon, remains uncertain. Although Laenor is still alive, he has faked his death and exiled himself from Westeros, leaving fans wondering if he will make a comeback in season 2.
According to Deadline, House of the Dragon season 2 will consist of eight episodes, two fewer than the first season. However, this reduction in episodes is not a cause for concern, as it is reportedly part of a larger plan for the show’s long-term success. In fact, HBO may even consider greenlighting a third season of the popular fantasy series.