“House of the Dragon” Returns for Season Two This Summer

House of the Dragon

March 6, 2024

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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The highly anticipated second season of “House of the Dragon” has finally landed a release window. During the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference, Warner Bros. executive J.B. Perrette confirmed the show will premiere sometime in June 2024.

A tIme Confirmed:

This news comes as a welcome relief for fans who have been eagerly awaiting any updates on the show’s return. While an exact date hasn’t been revealed yet, Perrette’s statement aligns with previous comments from other executives. Back in November, HBO head Casey Bloys hinted at an “early summer” release. Last month, WBD CEO David Zaslav mentioned a “next quarter” debut. Thankfully, Perrette’s confirmation puts those doubts to rest.

A Time Before “Game of Thrones”:

House of the Dragon,” a prequel to the global phenomenon “Game of Thrones,” delves into the rise and fall of House Targaryen at the peak of their power. Season 1 transported viewers back 200 years before the events of “A Game of Thrones.” Revealing a Westeros teeming with over a dozen dragons and the Targaryens wielding absolute control. The season unfolded through strategic time jumps, navigating through the crucial events leading to the inevitable civil war.

Season 2, however, promises a more streamlined experience. The narrative will begin 171 years before “Game of Thrones.” It will follow a single, continuous timeline thereafter. This season will also be slightly shorter. It will feature eight episodes compared to the first season’s ten. The central conflict will revolve around the “Dance of the Dragons,” a brutal civil war between Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (played by Emma D’Arcy) and Prince Aegon II Targaryen (played by Tom Glynn-Carney). Both sides will be bolstered by powerful advisors and influential figures who may hold as much sway as the warring heirs themselves.

A Talented Cast:

Fans can expect to see many familiar faces return for Season 2. Matt Smith reprises his role as the daring Prince Daemon Targaryen, while Olivia Cooke, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, and a host of other talented actors round out the returning cast. New additions to the ensemble include Abubakar Salim, Gayle Rankin, Freddie Fox, and Simon Russell Beale.

Watch Season One Now:

While the wait for an exact release date continues, the June 2024 window offers a clear target for fans to mark their calendars. Season 1 of “House of the Dragon” is currently available to stream on HBO Max, allowing viewers to revisit the events that set the stage for the upcoming season’s fiery conflict. For those seeking a deeper dive into the world of “House of the Dragon,” George R.R. Martin’s original source material, “Fire & Blood,” is readily available in print, digital, and audiobook formats.

With the dragons poised to take flight once more, “House of the Dragon” Season 2 promises to be an epic journey filled with political intrigue, family betrayal, and the awe-inspiring spectacle of fire and fury. We’ll keep you posted.

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