House of the Dragon, a spin-off of Game of Thrones, is coming back for a second season. Here’s what we know so far. The series takes place 200 years before the main show and is based on George R. R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood. It tells the story of the years leading up to the fall of House Targaryen and a major civil war known as the “Dance of the Dragons.”
When Does House Of The Dragon Season 2 Come Out?
Season 2 of House of the Dragon began filming in the United Kingdom in April before traveling to Spain in May, with the season reportedly anticipated to go until the end of the year. According to Variety, because all screenplays were written prior to filming, the Season 2 production will be unaffected by Hollywood’s ongoing writers’ strike.
Ryan Condal, the executive producer, allegedly remained on set in a purely non-writing production with no editing, network notes, or writing. According to Variety, HBO CEO Casey Bloys claimed that a 2024 release date “is a good guess” for House of the Dragon Season 2. HotD Croatia (A page on Twitter) Tweeted that the House Of the Dragon Season 2 is almost halfway done with filming.
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House of the Dragon season 2 is almost halfway done with filming! pic.twitter.com/ORvlRJlmmJ
— HotD Croatia (@hotdcroatia) July 7, 2023
However, because Bloys also stated that the sequel will most likely not be eligible for the 2024 Emmy season, the source anticipated that the series would return in the summer, which is corroborated by Deadline. Season 1 premiered near the end of August 2022, and based on Bloys’ statements, Season 2 appears to be coming around the same time.
Is House Of The Dragon Season 2 Cast?
Most likely, season 2 will have four seasons, but the story could continue into season 5 because there won’t be as many episodes. Season 2 will bring back a lot of important characters from the first season, and one of them will come back in a very surprising way. There will also be some new names. But Paddy Considine’s King Viserys will bring back one important person who was not there. Here is a full list of everyone who has been chosen so far:
- 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
House Of The Dragon Season 2: Plot
After the events of House of the Dragon Season 1 and the death of King Viserys I Targaryen, the world of Westeros is moving toward a full-scale civil war for the Iron Throne, which most people call the “Dance of the Dragons.”
Rhaenyra and Daemon Targaryen, who just got married, will go to war with King Aegon II, who just got his crown. Rhaenyra’s group called the Blacks, will have the support of House Velaryon, Westeros’s biggest navy, and dozens of dragons.
On the other side, Alicent and Otto Hightower, Ser Criston Cole, Aemond, and Vhagar, the biggest dragon in Westeros, are part of Aegon II’s Greens. They control King’s Landing.
There is no doubt that the two sides are going for a bloody civil war. Those who want to know more about the plot can read George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood.
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How Many Seasons Will There Be At The House Of The Dragon?
Season 2 of House of the Dragon will have eight episodes, which is two fewer than Season 1. HBO is reportedly looking for a green light for Season 3 to continue the story of the Dance of Dragons.
The show’s creators were said to be aiming for three to four seasons, and franchise creator George R. R. Martin once said in a statement, that the story will “take four full seasons of 10 episodes” to “do justice” to the saga:
“I am thrilled that we still have 10 hours every season to tell our tale. I hope that will continue to be true. It is going to take four full seasons of 10 episodes each to do justice to the Dance of the Dragons, from start to finish.”
It looks like House of the Dragon will run for four seasons, but the story could go on into Season 5 because there won’t be as many episodes.
Conclusion: Game of Thrones spin-off House of the Dragon will return for a second season. This series follows House Targaryen’s fall and the “Dance of the Dragons” civil conflict 200 years before the main show. Season 2 began production in April and will finish this year. A 2024 release date is likely. House of the Dragon continues its riveting story in Westeros.
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