House of the Dragon season 2: Everything we know so far
While the exact date is uncertain, devoted Game of Thrones fans are eagerly anticipating the return of House of the Dragon, although it won’t happen this year. The show gained immense popularity in its first season, which depicted the deteriorating friendship between Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower, leading to a full-fledged civil war.
Without revealing any spoilers, the second season of House of the Dragon is expected to continue where the first season left off. The previous season concluded with Aemond Targaryen’s dragon accidentally killing Rhaenyra’s son Lucerys and his dragon, intensifying the simmering conflict and resulting in widespread death and destruction.
In an interview with one of the show’s writers, it was revealed that the infamous Blood and Cheese moment, known to fans, will be included in the upcoming season. While the specifics remain undisclosed, it promises to generate considerable discussion among viewers.
Filming for the second season of House of the Dragon has already commenced, although the season is not slated to air until 2024. The filming locations include Spain and Warner Bros. Studio in England, with production expected to conclude by December of the current year. As a result, there are no behind-the-scenes photos available at this time.
With the exception of deceased characters and younger versions of key characters, most of the principal actors from the first season are expected to reprise their roles in the second season. While there are new characters to be cast, no official announcements have been made regarding their actors yet.
Unlike the first season’s ten episodes, the second season of House of the Dragon will consist of only eight episodes. This alteration in episode count was motivated by storytelling considerations and not as a cost-saving measure, according to sources. Fan response remains skeptical, but only time will reveal the outcome of this decision.
The exact premiere date of House of the Dragon season 2 remains unknown, but it is expected to debut in 2024. Casey Bloys, the head of HBO, mentioned in an interview with Variety that the show will not be eligible for the 2024 Emmys, indicating a likely premiere after the awards window closes on May 31 of that year. Given that the first season premiered in August 2022, a reasonable estimate for the show’s return would be the summer of 2024. However, specific timing has yet to be confirmed.