House of the Dragon Season 2: Will the new episodes be released sooner than expected?

House of the Dragon: Rhaenyra learns the bad news from King's Landing.

“House of the Dragon” season 2 has been shot. Those responsible at HBO are confident and have an earlier start date in mind than initially thought.

  • “House of the Dragon” was extended for a further season during the broadcast of season 1.
  • Season 2 is currently in production, which is why new details about the upcoming episodes are becoming known on a regular basis.
  • For example, there are new images that possibly show the dragon seeds and the announcement that only eight instead of 10 episodes will be filmed.

House of the Dragon” is about the Dance of the Dragons, the war that almost completely destroyed House Targaryen. In season 1, however, there is little evidence of this. The “Game of Thrones” spin-off took its time and initially only set up all the characters in the first 10 episodes. The real war is now set to break out in the upcoming second season, plunging the family and the royal house into chaos.

House of the Dragon Season 2: Release Date

It is not yet known exactly when the second season of “House of the Dragon” will be released. However, it is thought that we will return to Westeros in summer 2024. This was also confirmed by HBO’s Chief Content Officer, Casey Bloys, in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

Filming for the second season started in April 2023. As there were 15 months between the start of filming for season 1 and its release, we should expect a similar wait for season 2. Nevertheless, the current target is early summer 2024. However, this could still change.

“House of the Dragon” does not appear to be affected by the writers’ and actors’ strike in 2023, which is why nothing should stand in the way of its launch in 2024. Nevertheless, it could have had an impact on season 2, as it is only eight episodes long instead of 10. However, director Clare Kilner justifies the shortened season by saying that so much happens in the individual episodes that they didn’t want to drag out the season unnecessarily.

There are eight wonderful episodes in which so much happens that we sometimes had trouble cutting them down to an hour. [Showrunner] Ryan Condal’s decision was to give the season a good opening and a good ending. The episodes are packed with emotional and visually exciting events.

House of the Dragon Season 2: Trailer

There is currently no trailer for the 2nd season of “House of the Dragon”. However, videos from the shoot have emerged in which Olivia Cooke and Phia Saban, alias Alicent Hohenturm and Helaena Targaryen, are driven through the street in a carriage. An exclamation can be heard that says a lot about Rhaenyra Targaryen’s role in the upcoming season.

Pictures were also taken from the set, showing four actors who presumably embody the so-called dragon seeds. These are the Targaryens’ bastard children who will go to war on the side of the Blacks in Dance of the Dragons. If the assumption is correct, then we see Ulf the White, Hugo Hammer, Nettle and Addam of Holk in the picture.

House of the Dragon Season 2: Plot

We can no longer expect particularly light-hearted hours in “House of the Dragon” season 2, because the war has begun. Aegon II. Targaryen sits on the throne in King’s Landing, which actually belongs to Rhaenyra Targaryen, who was crowned Queen of Westeros on Dragonstone and is now planning her revenge.

She is increasingly relying on her dragons, but the High Towers also have winged support and even the greatest dragon of all, Vhagar, on their side.

Ryan Condal, one of the creators of the series, promises more characters and more locations for season 2. Season 1 took its time to introduce the characters so that the audience would really be interested and excited about the upcoming events.

There will be a total of 4 seasons of “House of the Dragon”, so the familiar story from “Fire and Blood” will be stretched and embellished further. Our spoiler collection reveals what we already know about future twists of fate and the end of the war.

House of the Dragon Season 2: Cast and Production

Anyone who was annoyed by the numerous time jumps in “House of the Dragon” season 1 can rejoice: Ryan Condal confirmed that the events from season 2 onwards will take place without any jumps or recasting of familiar characters. This also means that all the well-known actors and actresses will remain in the series until their story comes to an end.

These include Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hohenturm, Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hohenturm and Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon II Targaryen, Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen, Phia Saban as Helaena Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best as Rhaenys Targaryen and Fabien Frankel as Kriston Kraut.

Simon Russell Beale (“Thor: Love and Thunder”) as Ser Simon Kraft, Freddie Fox (“The Great”) as Ser Gawan Hohenturm, Gayle Rankin (“Perry Mason”) as Alys Strom and Abubakar Salim (“Raised by Wolves”) as Alyn from Holk join the cast from season 2 of “HotD”.

Also new to the cast is Robert Rhodes. The actor will portray Silver Denys, a young man who claims to be a dragon seed of King Maegor I Targaryen.

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