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House of the Dragon Season 2: Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know


House of the Dragon Season 2 Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailer, and Everything We Know
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House of the Dragon is a prequel set nearly 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. After its record-breaking premiere, House of the Dragon was already renewed for a second season. So, when is House of the Dragon Season 2 coming out? Here's what we know so far!

House of the Dragon Season 2 Release Date: When Is the Second Season Coming Out?

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According to Variety, House of the Dragon Season 2 has already wrapped filming and is expected to be released in summer 2024. A Season 3 renewal is also expected.

House of the Dragon was renewed for a second season on August 26, 2022. Francesca Orsi, the Executive Vice President of HBO programming, shared a statement regarding the renewal (via The Hollywood Reporter):

"We are beyond proud of what the entire House of the Dragon team has accomplished with season one. Our phenomenal cast and crew undertook a massive challenge and exceeded all expectations, delivering a show that has already established itself as must-see-TV.
A huge thank you [to co-creator and executive producer George R.R. Martin and co-creator and showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik] for leading us on this journey. We couldn't be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two."

House of the Dragon Season 2 Cast: Who Are the Actors Included in the Second Season?

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Cast members we can expect to see in House of the Dragon Season 2 include:

  • Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen
  • Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen
  • Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower
  • Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower
  • Harry Collett as Jacaerys "Jace" Velaryon
  • Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon
  • Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
  • Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole
  • Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen
  • Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon II Targaryen
  • Phia Saban as Helaena Targaryen

Paddy Considine and Elliot Grihault will not be returning in Season 2, given their characters' deaths in the first season.

While there were rumors about Milly Alcock returning in the second season in flashbacks, the actress said that she will not be in House of the Dragon Season 2.

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New additions to the House of the Dragon cast include:

  • 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

Who are the Creative Minds Behind House of the Dragon Season 2?

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House of the Dragon was created by Ryan Condal and George R.R. Martin (the author of the book series that inspired the entire Game of Thrones franchise). Both also serve as executive producers.

Other executive producers for Season 2 include Miguel Sapochnik, Ron Schmidt, Sara Hess, and Vince Gerardis.

Ramin Djawadi, who previously composed the score for Game of Thrones, is the composer for House of the Dragon.

House of the Dragon Season 2 Plot: What Will the Second Season Be About?

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The first season of the series covers a portion of George R. R. Martin's novel, Fire & Blood, on which it is based.

House of the Dragon Season 1 portrays the events that eventually lead to the civil war within the Targaryen family called the Dance of the Dragons, where two Targaryens stake their claim on the throne and battle it out after King Viserys dies.

Season 1 ended with the event that kickstarted the Dance of the Dragons, and showrunner Ryan Condal said that Season 2 will "pick up where we left off." Condal also said:

“This series is very much about a house tearing itself apart from within. Now that all those pieces have been set on the board, I’m really excited to tell the next chapter, to see what happens now that Viserys is gone and no longer keeping a lid on things.”

House of the Dragon Season 2 Trailer

There is no trailer for House of the Dragon Season 2 yet. In the meantime, here is the trailer for the first season of House of the Dragon:

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