House of the Dragon Season 2: Everything we know

Here is all we currently know about House of the Dragon Season 2, including the cast, storyline, release window, trailer, and more, as The Dancing has started.

HBO’s House of the Dragon is coming back for a second season, winning over both new and Game of Thrones fans with its remarkable reception and regaining the respect that its predecessor had lost with its dubious conclusion.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood, the prequel series narrates the tale of House Targaryen 172 years prior to Daenerys Targaryen’s birth and the Mad King’s demise. The Dance of the Dragons, the Targaryen civil war, was the main topic of discussion in season one.

You might be wondering when to anticipate Season 2 of House of the Dragon, given that each episode averages 29 million viewers and the show receives great reviews from both reviewers and those watching at home. Here is all we know about Season 2, including the release date, trailer, cast, plot, and other data.

Is House of the Dragon Season 2 happening?

House of the Dragon is returning for Season 2.

The news that House of the Dragon is getting a second season should not come as a surprise, considering the show’s premiere became HBO’s largest launch ever, drawing “unprecedented demand” in Europe and around 10 million people in the US.

In 2022, the first episode surpassed Strange Things Season 4 as the most-viewed debut on premium cable and streaming, cementing its position as the dominant pop culture release of the year.

Francesca Orsi, EVP of HBO Programming, said in a statement obtained by Deadline: “We are incredibly proud of what the whole House of the Dragon team has accomplished with Season 1.”

“Our incredible cast and crew took on a tremendous task and succeeded beyond our wildest dreams, creating a program that has quickly become a must-watch on television.

“We are really grateful to Miguel [Sapochnik], Ryan [Condal], and George [R.R. Martin] for guiding us on this trip. With Season 2, we are thrilled to carry on telling the magnificent tale of House Targaryen.

When will Season 2 of House of the Dragon be released?
According to Matt Smith, the second season of House of the Dragon is scheduled for release in August 2024.

When can fans expect the program to return? was the question posed to him during a recent interview with Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2. “August, I believe… Yes, this summer. We completed it last year, but I haven’t seen any of it yet. Thus, we must handle all ADR and related matters.

According to prior reports from Variety, HBO plans to launch the second season in the summer of 2024, following the conclusion of the writers’ strike.

It was never going to get here any sooner. HBO Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys remarked in an interview with Vulture at the end of 2022, “We’re just starting to put the plan together, and just like last time, there are so many unknowns.”

“You don’t want to say it’s going to be ready on this date; then you have to change it. It’s not to be coy or sneaky. Don’t anticipate it in 2023.

The second season’s development began in August 2022, and production is scheduled to begin on April 11 of the current year. House of the Dragon was not affected by the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which caused several high-profile productions to suspend their work.

George R. R. Martin confirmed that filming for the second season of the show is still going on as scheduled in a blog post on May 8. Filming for the second season, which will take place in Wales and London, began on April 11. The eight-episode scripts were completed months prior to the start of the strike. Each episode has undergone four or five drafts and several iterations of modifications to address feedback from HBO, myself, and other stakeholders. Martin assured.
“The directors, actors, crew, and, of course, the dragons will handle the remaining tasks now that the writers have completed their tasks.”

House of the Dragon Season 2 cast: Who’s in it?

The House of the Dragon cast we can expect to return in Season 2 is as follows:

  • Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen
  • Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
  • Olivia Cooke as Lady Alicent Hightower
  • Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower
  • Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen
  • Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon II Targaryen
  • Phia Saban as Helaena Targaryen
  • Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon
  • Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
  • Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole
  • Graham McTavish as Ser. Harrold Westerling

Despite being fan favorites, we won’t be seeing Milly Alcock and Emily Carey as the younger versions of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Lady Alicent Hightower, respectively, due to the timeline.

Although Carey said there’d been “conversations” about the potential for flashbacks, creator Ryan Condal told Variety: “I mean, look, I don’t know. They are not part of the story that we’re telling yet. That’s not a thing that we’re doing right now.” That being said, he’s keeping his options open, meaning there could be potential for their return down the line.

Paddy Considine won’t return as King Viserys I, given his death in Episode 9.

Beyond that, we can also expect some new additions in Season 2. As first reported by Entertainment Weekly on April 24, four new actors have been cast for the next batch of episodes. They are as follows:

  • Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong
  • Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayn Hightower
  • Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers
  • Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull
  • Amanda Collin as Jeyne Arryn

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