You can send up a prayer of thanks to the old gods and the new because House of the Dragon is already renewed for season 2.
House of the Dragon, the American fantasy drama series, has been revived for its second season. House of the Dragon is released as a sequel to one of the biggest hits in TV history, ‘Games of Thrones.” Notably, both the series, Games of Thrones and House of the Dragon, are based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels. The decision for House of the Dragon’s second season was taken after airing the first episode of the debut season on August 21 this year.
Season 2 Will Begin Filming in Early 2023
Season 2 of House of the Dragon will begin filming in early 2023, according to a report from Variety. The news comes from series co-creator and executive producer Ryan Condal, who also discussed other aspects of the upcoming season with Variety, including an expanded scope for Season 2’s brewing conflict. Of the second season’s expanding world Condal noted that “[j]ust as the original Game of Thrones grew in scope and expanse as it went, so, too, will ours.” However, he also noted that there will remain several key settings that will ground the series, noting that the production has “…lived a good bit in three different worlds through this show: King’s Landing, Dragonstone and Driftmark. ” He also noted that “…those will continue to be the home bases for the show.”
House of the Dragon season 2 cast
A significant chunk of the main cast will return in season 2.
It means we should hopefully see lots more of Olivia Cooke and Emma D’Arcy as rivals Alicent Hightower and Rhaenyra Targaryen, alongside Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as the Sea Snake Corlys Velaryon, and Eve Best as the Queen Who Never Was, Rhaenys Targaryen.
Aegon II Targaryen and Aemond Targaryen, who will be played in the final episodes of season 1 by Tom Glynn-Carney and Ewan Mitchell, will also have an increased role in season 2.
We may also get to see lots more of Rhys Ifans as the devious Otto Hightower, Matthew Needham as Larys Strong, and Fabien Frankel as Commander of the Kingsguard Ser Criston Cole.
There are also some rumors that Henry Cavill and Elizabeth Olsen will join the House of the Dragon Season 2 cast. According to the rumors, Cavill may play Aegon the conqueror.
What new characters can we expect in House of the Dragon season 2?
One key House of the Dragon character missing from season 1 was Daeron Targaryen. George R. R. Martin has confirmed that the fourth child of Viserys and Alicent hasn’t been cut from the show entirely, they just decided not to introduce him in season 1. In a blog post, Martin confirmed Daeron is alive and living in Oldtown.
Other major characters we may potentially see cast ahead of season 2 include Cregan Stark, Jeyne Arryn, Hugh Hammer, Nettles, and Unwine Peake. You may recognize the family names Stark and Arryn, but all these characters are going to have big roles to play in the Targaryen story – either in season 2 or beyond.
House of the Dragon season 2: release date
No exact release date for the second season has yet been announced. Whether a 2023 release date is possible is still not known; however, viewers can rest assured that the production team is hard at work on creating the second season. As Condal noted, “we really have to storm right into the making of Season 2 now in order to keep pace with our fans’ healthy appetites for material and HBO’s need and desire to release the show in a reasonable timeframe from season to season.”