If you’re a fan of HBO’s House of the Dragon and you find out that you have to wait more than a year for the next season of the hit Game of Thrones prequel, you could go as crazy as the Targaryen kings and queens.
Casey Bloys, the chief content officer of HBO and HBO Max, recently told Vulture that the show would return “sometime in ’24.”
We’re just getting started with the planning, and there are just as many questions as there were before. You don’t want to promise that it will be ready on a specific date just to have to change it, so it’s best not to commit to a particular date.
After drawing HBO’s most excellent audience since the end of Game of Thrones, the network will no doubt be eager to spend all the time it takes to wrap up Season 1 properly.
HBO was doubtful that the series would replicate its predecessor’s success, so the resounding acclaim for Season 1 came as a surprise to the network. To which I replied, “Was I worried?
“Ever since we began planning this, I’ve been nervous,” Bloys said. Showrunner Ryan Condal also gave viewers something to look forward to by saying that Season 2 would see the end of the show’s frustrating time jumps.
“I will say as a reward to our wonderful audience for following us through all the time jumps and recastings. They are done,” he said.
Going forward, “the story is being told in real-time.”
Due to the numerous time jumps in Season 1, many of the original cast members had to be replaced, much to the dismay of some viewers.
The premiere date has not been decided upon, but Bloys has stated that there is absolutely no possibility of the show returning in the year 2023. Season 1 of House of the Dragon is now available to watch online on HBO Max.