The HBO fantasy show quickly dispelled any fears that House of the Dragon wouldn’t be able to live up to the high standards of a Game of Thrones series.
The series is available to view on Sky Atlantic NOW with NOW UK. It has thrilled millions of viewers every week.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire and Blood and is set before the events of Game of Thrones. There are still many stories left to be told.
The first season introduced the Greens and Blacks. It also explains the rivalry of King Viserys’ second wife Alicent Hightower with Rhaenrya, and the subplots involving the many cousins and grandchildren in the Targaryen Dynasty.
HBO confirmed that season 2 of the epic drama is currently in production. Here’s everything you need to know.
House of the Dragon Season 2 begins filming
Sky announced on April 11, 2023, that production has begun on the second House of the Dragon season.
Filming for the fantasy series began at Leavesden Studios, United Kingdom.
Ryan Condal is the co-creator and showrunner of House of the Dragon. He said, “House of the Dragon returns.” It is a great pleasure to work with our original cast and new talent on both sides.
All your favorite characters will be soon conspiring around the council table, riding dragons to battle, or marching their army into battle. “We can’t contain our excitement to reveal what is in store.”
The cast of season 2 includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke Emma D’Arcy Eve Best Steve Toussaint Fabien Frankel Ewan Mitchell Tom Glynn Carney Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.
Harry Collett is also returning, as are Bethany Antonia and Phoebe Campbell. Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham will all be joining the cast.
When is the House of the Dragon Season 2 release date?
HBO has confirmed that House of the Dragon Season 2 will be returning to the UK via Sky and NOW.
Filming for the new season is expected to continue until 2023.
Fans can expect House of the Dragon Season 2 to air in 2024.
Zai Bennett is Sky’s managing director of content. He said, “House of the Dragon has already proven to be an audience favorite, and due to the compelling storytelling and the incredible production value, we expect it to continue to grow.”
We look forward to bringing a second season of the series Sky NOW and Sky.
Watch all episodes of House of the Dragon Season 1 via Sky Atlantic using NOW.
What happened to House of the Dragon Season 1?
The Black Queen’s Season 1 Finale, The Black Queen was a significant episode. The most important moment occurred at Storm’s End.
Aemond, the cousin of Lucerys Velaryon who was denied House Baratheon’s support and wanted revenge on his earlier loss of an eye in the series, chased him after he refused to give it.
Aemond claimed he wanted only to get revenge on Lucerys and steal her eye, but he could not control Vhargar who ate Lucerys.
Rhaenrya’s death was against Alicent Hightower’s peace proposal. King Aegon ruled King’s Landing, while Rhaenyra lived on Dragonstone.
Aemond has therefore started a conflict between the Blacks and Greens, which will dominate season 2.
What is the team color of Team Black at season 2’s start?
The Blacks Queen Rhaenyra
- Emma D’Arcy plays Rhaenyra, Targaryen.
- Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen
- Steve Toussaint plays Corlys, the Sea Snake.
- Rhaenys Velaryon, played by Eve Best
- Harry Collett – Jacaerys Velaryon
- Bethany Antonia plays Baela, the Targaryen.
- Rhaena – played by Phoebe Campbell
- Maester Gérardys, played by Phil Daniels
- Elliot Tittensor plays Erryk Cagyll
- Max Wrottesley – Lorent Marbrand
- Bartimos Celtigar is played by Nicholas Jones
- Anthony Flanagan plays Steffon D’aullyn
The Greens King Aegon II
- Aegon II of Targaryen is played by Tom Glynn Carney
- Aemond Targaryen is played by Ewan Mitchell
- Helaena Targaryen is played by Phia Saban
- Olivia Cooke – Alicent Hightower
- Otto Hightower is played by Rhys Ifans
- Ser Criston Cole – Played By Fabien Franel
- Jefferson Hall plays Tyland Lannister
- Jefferson Hall – Jason Lannister
- Matthew Needham plays Lary Strong
- Master Orwyle, played by Kurt Egyiawan
- Paul Kennedy as Lord Jasper “Ironrod” Wylde
- Luke Tittensor – Arryk Cagyll
- Roger Evans plays Lord Borros Baratheon
House of the Dragon Season 2 Cast
Season 2 will see a large number of main characters returning.
We can expect to see more Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Corlys Velaryon, and Eve Best, as Alicent Hightower, Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Rhaenys Targaryen. Matt Smith will continue as Daemon Targaryen.
Season 2 will see an increase in Aegon II Targaryen’s and Aemond Targaryen’s roles. They will both be played by Tom Glynn Carney and Ewan Mitchel in the last episodes of Season 1.
There may be more Rhys Ifans in the role of Otto Hightower. Matthew Needham will play Larys. Fabien Frankel, the Commander of the Kingsguard ser Criston Cole.
We’ll let you know when we have any confirmed casting information.
Emily Carey, in a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter about possible returns of Emily Carey as Rhaenyra or Alicent at a younger age, revealed that the pair had discussed the idea of including them in flashback scenes.
Carey said, “I know nothing. I don’t even have a clue.”
Of course, I’d love to return. The next step depends on the reception and how they plan to proceed with the show. “I’m going with the flow!”
When is House of the Dragon Season 2?
Warning: Spoilers are ahead
Dance of the Dragons is the expected start of the second season of House of the Dragon.
Dance of Dragons tells the story of the civil war that erupted in Targaryen after the death of Viserys, King of the Targaryen (Paddy Considine).
Civil war between Greens and Blacks. The Greens believe that Aegon II, Alicent Hightower’s son (Tom Glynn Carney), should be King. While the Blacks believe Rhaenyra, Emma D’Arcy, should be Queen.
If you thought House of the Dragon was exciting, then you’ve not seen anything.
The creative team of House of the Dragon has stated that the series will likely follow a traditional storytelling pace and not include the time jumps that were central in building the backstory of Dance of Dragons during season 1.
Ryan Condal, showrunner at The Times said: “We’ll get to the spectacle. You have to know these people before you can understand their complexities.
Series two of Game of Thrones will follow the same rhythms that people have come to know and love, but the viewers will be able to feel the tragedy because of the hard work we’ve put in.
How many new characters will we see in House of the Dragon Season 2?
Daeron was a key House of the Dragons character that wasn’t in season 1. George R. R. Martin confirmed the fourth child born to Viserys and Alicent was not cut out of the series, but they decided that he wouldn’t be introduced in the first season. Martin has confirmed that Daeron lives in Oldtown and is still alive.
Cregan Stark and Jeyne Arryn are other major characters that we could see in season 2. Hugh Hammer, Nettles, Unwine Peake, Nettles, and Cregan Stark may also be cast. All these characters will play a major role in the Targaryen tale, whether in season 2 or beyond.
What is the location of House of the Dragon Season 2?
Season 2 will revisit many of the places used in Season 1, including Cornwall, Derbyshire, Spain, and Monsanto, Portugal.
The Spanish fansite Los Siete Reinos confirmed on March 20th, 2019 that House of the Dragon would return in Caceres to film scenes between March and June in the year 2023.
Caceres, where King’s Landing is filmed. It’s not surprising that the majority of filming will take place there.
What other Game of Thrones spin-offs are coming?
Many more Game of Thrones episodes are in development.
Most hyped is the new show based on Jon Snow’s (Kit Harington) adventures, set in the years after Game of Thrones.
The Sea Snake is a planned series about the seafarer Corlys, as well as a follow-up show on warrior queen Nymeria and a remake of The Dunk and Egg by George R.R. Martin, which was set before Game of Thrones.
If that’s not enough, three other animated series are currently being developed.