The House of the Dragon spin-off from Game of Thrones will return for a second season. Here is what we currently know about it.
The series, set 200 years before the main series, delves into George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood events, describing the years leading up to House Targaryen’s decline and a significant civil war known as the “Dance of the Dragons.”
House of the Dragon Season 2
The trilogy is set more than 200 years before the events of George RR Martin’s Fire and Blood, which tells the story of the years leading up to House Targaryen’s decline and a significant civil war known as the “Dance of the Dragons.”
Here is the release date for House of Dragons season 2. According to rumours, House of the Dragon Season 2 started filming in the UK in April and then moved to Spain in May 2023. The season is reportedly scheduled to continue filming through the end of the year.
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The current writer’s strike in Hollywood won’t impact the Season 2 production because all screenplays were finished before filming began. Ryan Condal, the executive producer, allegedly stayed on set during a strictly non-writing production that involved no writing, editing, or network notes.
Bloys reportedly said that a solid guess for when House of Dragon will be released in 2024. But because he indicated that the sequel would probably not qualify for the 2024 Emmy season, the site speculated that the series would return in the summer of 2024.
However, season 1 premiered at the end of August 2022, and it appears pretty likely that season 2 will follow suit. Eight episodes will make up season 2, two fewer than season 1, rumours claim.
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‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 to Continue Filming Amid Writers Strike, All Scripts Were Finished https://t.co/Kk8D0bGUKb
— Variety (@Variety) May 2, 2023
Interestingly, HBO confirmed approval for season 3 to continue the Dance of Dragons saga. The franchise’s founder was said to be planning on three to four seasons, but the series’ creative staff wasn’t.
House of the Dragon Season 2 Cast
Although the reduced episode limit may extend the plot into season 5, season 2 will most likely last for four seasons. Along with some new faces, Season 2 will feature several essential returning cast members from Season 1, including one rather unexpected return.
However, King Viserys, played by Paddy Considine, will be a notable absentee. Below is a list of every actor who has been officially confirmed:
- Emma D’Arcy – Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
- Matt Smith – Prince Daemon Targaryen
- Olivia Cooke – Queen Alicent Hightower
- Rhys Ifans – Otto Hightower
- Eve Best – Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
- Steve Toussaint – Lord Corlys Velaryon
- Fabien Frankel – Ser Criston Cole
- Sonoya Mizuno – Mysaria
- Graham McTavish – Ser Harrold Westerling
- Matthew Needham – Larys Strong
- John MacMillan – Laenor Velaryon
- Clinton Liberty – Addam of Hull
- Abubakar Salim – Alyn of Hull
- Simon Russell Beale
- Freddie Fox
- Gayle Rankin
What Will Happen in House of the Dragon?
After the events of Season 1 of House of the Dragon and the passing of King Viserys I Targaryen, Westeros is on the verge of a full-fledged civil war for the Iron Throne, popularly referred to as the “Dance of the Dragons.”
Rhaenyra and Daemon Targaryen, who recently wed, will fight against the newly crowned King Aegon II. The largest navy in Westeros, House Velaryon, and dozens of dragons will support Rhaenyra’s side (the Blacks).
On the other hand, Alicent and Otto Hightower, Ser Criston Cole, Aemond, and Westeros’ most enormous dragon, Vhagar, are members of Aegon II’s Greens who rule King’s Landing.
Those genuinely interested in plot intricacies can find it described in George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood that the two sides are unquestionably headed towards a deadly civil war.