House of the Dragon Season 2: Even though we had a lot of complaints about the first season of House of the Dragon—its slow buildup to events that were clear from the start, its predictable plot, and the way it put off everything interesting and important—we have to admit that when Ramin Djawadi’s music starts playing each week, we’re just happy to spend another hour in Westeros. It reminds us of a simpler time when we were sweet summer children in the spring of 2011. May the series keep going. May it last forever and give us something to complain about for as long as we live.
As Episode 10 and Season 1 come to a close, the long-awaited civil war, the “Dance of the Dragons,” is almost about to start. We thought the fight between Aegon II and Rhaenyra over Viserys’s empty throne would be a bigger part of the season, but we’ve come to see the show’s slower arc: Season 1 is like a prologue for the two-year war that will decide who will be King of Westeros.
Is House of the Dragon Season 2 Renewed?
Shortly after the first episode, HBO said it would renew the show for a second season, citing how popular it was almost right away and how it had the biggest audience for a new show in HBO’s history. (But is this really a new series?)
There are also rumors that the show will go on past Season 2 and into Season 3. The show’s star, Matt Smith, fueled these rumors when he revealed plans on an episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast for after the time jump in Episode 6: “We’re in once we make the jump. I’m pretty sure there won’t be any big jumps in time after that, especially in the next season and the one after that.”
House of the Dragon Season 2 Release Date
House of the Dragon Season 2 will come out “late spring/early summer of 2024.” HBO’s chief content officer, Casey Bloys, told Vulture at the end of 2022, “We’re just starting to put the plan together, and just like last time, there are a lot of unknowns.”
“I’m not trying to be secretive or sneaky, but you don’t want to say it will be ready on this date and then have to change it… do not look for it in 2023.” The good news is that the second season’s production began in August 2022. Recently, the Film & Television Industry Alliance’s Production List confirmed that filming began in the UK and Spain on March 6, 2023.
And now we know for sure that filming for season 2 has begun. On April 11, HBO released a statement saying that season 2 filming had begun. Since the 2023 Writers Guild strike started, however, many high-profile projects have stopped moving forward. But House of the Dragon is not one of the places affected.
The Plot of House of the Dragon Season 2
So far, the series has been loosely based on Fire & Blood, a kind of history book for Westeros and the Targaryens written by George R.R. Martin. The book tells about all of the important things that happened in Season 1 and what happened after King Viserys I died, including the civil war that broke out.
Season 2 will probably take place over the next two years, between 129 and 131 AC. During that time, the next person to sit on the Iron Throne will be chosen. Even though it’s not clear how much of the Civil War Season 2 will be covered, we can probably expect a more normal timeline with fewer time jumps. For the next season, the characters and actors should be more or less set.
The Cast of House of the Dragon Season 2
The following House of the Dragon cast members will be back for Season 2:
- 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
Is There Any Trailer for House of the Dragon Season 2?
No, there isn’t a trailer for House of the Dragon Season 2 as of this writing, but one might come out later this year. Early in April 2023, the show’s official Twitter account posted a picture of the Iron Throne along with the message, “It’s time to go back to King’s Landing. The second season of #HouseoftheDragon is now being made.”
House of the Dragon Season 2 is set to release in late spring/early summer 2024, based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood. The series, which has been criticized for its slow buildup and predictable plot, is expected to take place between 129 and 131 AC. The cast includes 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, and Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling. The show’s official Twitter account posted a picture of the Iron Throne in April 2023.