House of the Dragon Season 2 Will 'Pick Up Where We Left Off', Says Ryan Condal

The world is already looking forward to House of the Dragon Season 2. So what exactly can we expect in the second season of the Game of Thrones prequel? Showrunner Ryan Condal promises that the show will "pick up where [it] left off."

Ryan Condal recently took part in Deadline's Contenders TV where he shared an update on the second season of House of the Dragon.

“I’m excited to pick up where we left off,” Condal said. “Now we get to fall into the more traditional rhythms of storytelling and Game of Thrones. We’ve always talked about this particular tale, George [R.R. Martin] has too, of being a Shakespearean or Greek tragedy.”

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He continued, “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.”

This is an interesting comment considering that the first season of House of the Dragon went through several time jumps and didn't seem to have a main plot to follow. However, those who have read George R.R. Martin's Fire and Blood know that Season 1 ended with the event that kickstarted the Dance of the Dragons. With that in mind, we'll be seeing how House Targaryen fell.

House of the Dragon Season 2 will bring back Emma D'Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen, and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower. The second season has not yet been given an official release date but is unlikely to air by the end of the year. Instead, fans should expect to see the second chapter of the Game of Thrones prequel sometime in 2024.

Related: Game of Thrones: George R.R. Martin Shares More Details on Dunk & Egg Series

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