House of the Dragon Season 2: 2024 release, cast, plot & more

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Here’s everything we know about House of the Dragon Season 2, from its possible release date to cast, plot, and other details.

It’s official: House of the Dragon is a glorious resurrection of Game of Thrones after its disastrous, (un)forgettable final season.

The prequel, based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood, begins 172 years before the death of the Mad King and the birth of Daenerys, telling the story of the civil war – known as the Dance of the Dragons – that brought the iconic house to its knees.

After sinking their teeth into the first season, viewers may be wondering when they can expect Season 2 – so, here’s everything we know, from its release date to trailer, cast, plot, and other details.

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Spoilers for House of the Dragon to follow…

House of the Dragon Season 2: Is it getting another season?

House of the Dragon is returning for Season 2.

This comes after the House of the Dragon premiere became the broadcaster’s biggest launch in history, attracting “unprecedented demand” in Europe and nearly 10 million viewers across the US.

The first episode also nabbed the top spot as the most-watched premiere on premium cable and streaming in 2022, managing to beat Stranger Things Season 4, its main competitor for pop-cultural dominance this year.

In a statement as per Deadline, Francesca Orsi, EVP of HBO Programming, said: “We are beyond proud of what the entire House of the Dragon team has accomplished with Season 1.

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“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 George [R.R. Martin], 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 2.”

Is there a House of the Dragon Season 2 release date?

House of the Dragon Season 2 will be released in “late spring/early summer of 2024.”

Speaking to Vulture, HBO chief content officer Casey Bloys said: “We’re just starting to put the plan together, and just like last time, there are so many unknowns.

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“It’s not to be coy or secretive, but you don’t want to say it’s going to be ready on this date, and then you have to move it… don’t expect it in 2023.”

Development on the second season kicked off in August, with production set to begin between January and March next year.

We’ll update this space upon further announcements.

House of the Dragon Season 2 cast: Who’s in it?

Right now, we can expect the following cast members to reprise their roles in House of the Dragon 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

It’s unlikely we’ll see the return of Milly Alcock as young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, nor will we see Emily Carey as young Lady Alicent Hightower. Carey said there’d been “conversations”, but after frequent recasting in Season 1, it’d likely only be a brief flashback.

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Paddy Considine won’t return as King Viserys I, given his death in Episode 9.

House of the Dragon Season 2 plot: What will it be about?

No official plot details have been shared regarding House of the Dragon Season 2 at the time of writing.

Episode 1 set the stage for a more intimate, no-less epic story. While Game of Thrones was concerned with the resurgence of the White Walkers, as well as the sprawling contention for the Iron Throne, House of the Dragon is focused on one family: the Targaryens.

You can check out our House of the Dragon coverage here for detailed reviews and recaps of the past episodes.

House of the Dragon Season 2 trailer: Is there a trailer?

No, there is no trailer for House of the Dragon Season 2 at the time of writing. In the meantime, you can watch a trailer for Season 1 below:

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As it’s yet to enter production, don’t expect a teaser trailer until sometime in 2023, at the very earliest.

That’s everything we know about House of the Dragon Season 2. We’ll update this page upon further announcements, and in the meantime you can check out our other TV hubs below:

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