Faster than you can say, “Dracarys,” the long-simmering feud between the Greens and the Blacks erupted into open flames. Season 1 of House of the Dragon finished with Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke) usurping Rhaenyra’s (Emma D’Arcy) birthright by installing her son Aegon (Tom Glynn-Carney) on the Iron Throne after King Vicerys’ (Paddy Considine) deathbed declarations.
The two houses were pitted against one another in the climactic showdown as they squabbled over alliances in preparation for a civil war that threatened to consume all of Westeros.
Season 2 of House of the Dragon promises to finally ignite that struggle for control, known as the Dance of the Dragons. Until then, here’s everything we know about the upcoming HBO Max series, including when it will premiere, who will star, what secrets will be revealed, and how you can catch all the action.
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When will the second season of House of the Dragon be available to stream?
The show was renewed for a second season on August 26, just a few days after the launch of the first season. Ryan Condal, the show’s co-creator and executive producer, told Variety that filming would start in the first quarter of 2023.
When asked about the premiere date for season 2, he said, “to be determined.” The second season of “House of the Dragon” has been delayed, per HBO and HBO Max’s chief content officer Casey Bloys.
I wouldn’t hold your breath for it in ’23, but I’m anticipating it in ’24,’ he told Vulture. We’re just getting started with the planning, and there are just as many questions as there were before.
It’s not that you want to be hidden or sneaky, but you also don’t want to promise a release date and then have to back out.
The second season of House of the Dragon has begun filming, but who will be returning?
Despite the fact that Milly Alcock’s little Rhaneyra became a fan favorite, the show’s first season used a recasting approach in which new actors played the characters as they advanced in age. The present cast members are likely to remain for at least a while.
During an episode of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Daemon Targaryen’s real-life counterpart, Matt Smith, let slip that the couple is in it for the long haul following the time leap in Season 6.
According to his podcast comments, “I’m quite sure from then on there’s not any great huge time jumps,” meaning neither the upcoming season nor the one following that.
Season 2 of House of the Dragon would feature the following actors, though this is hardly set in stone:
- Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen
- Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen
- Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower
- Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower
- Eve Best as Rhaenys Targaryen
- Steve Touissant as Corlys Velaryon
- Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole
- Matthew Needham as Larys Strong
Daeron Targaryen, Alicent’s youngest and fourth kid, has been missing for some time, but the showrunners have promised viewers that he does exist and will make a debut at some point.
At Oldtown, “he’s warded off to Hobert Hightower and soon to Ormond Hightower, who is Hobert’s nephew and who becomes Lord of Oldtown,” Ryan said to Variety. I can see him. Because that’s the truth.
Whenever he comes up in conversation where he can add value, which he undoubtedly will, he will be brought up.
What about season 2 of House of the Dragon spoilers?
The final episode ended on a downbeat tone, with Luke being killed by a dragon, typical of Game of Thrones cliffhangers. At the end of the series, though, Rhaenyra sends her firstborn son Jacaerys to see Cregan Stark, so there is still hope.
Fans speculate that the second season would kick off with a visit to Winterfell, the Stark family mansion, and the future home of Jon Snow. Fans of George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood know that Cregan will play a pivotal role in the series’ eventual resolution.
However, when asked if we would see him in the upcoming season, the creators remained relatively silent. I dunno. Are we going to do it? Ryan baited Variety, “I can’t answer that. No other comments, but we do plan to cast Cregan Stark.
The co-creator of House of the Dragon said that although the show is based on a novel published in 2018, the book is written in the style of a history book, piecing together information from many maesters’ perspectives, some of which contradict each other. To that end, we should anticipate some changes from the authors.
He can only say that season 2 will be “difficult,” regardless of anything else happening. What we do know for sure is that it will follow the families of Rhaenyra and Alicent.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Ryan said, “Now that we’ve flipped the chessboard over and spilled the pieces on the ground, I’m interested in watching what happens.”
After that, he asked, “How do all those react?” The second season and beyond will chronicle that story.
Where can I find House of the Dragon to watch it?
Season 1 of House of the Dragon is now available to stream in its entirety on HBO Max, either online or via the HBO Max mobile app. Pricing begins at $9.99/month. You can watch episodes whenever you want with an HBO add-on from your cable provider.