‘House of the Dragon’ Season Two: Here's What We Know

It’s been quite a while since the end of House of the Dragon’s first season, but soon, viewers will be transported back to Westeros every Sunday night when the Game of Thrones prequel series returns to Max for its second installment. The rivalry between the Blacks and the Greens has reached a boiling point, and Dragon promises an all out war between friends turned mortal enemies, Rhaenyra and Alicent upon its return this summer.

Season two of Dragon has a lot to live up to, as the pilot episode of the show brought in the most viewers for a Max premiere ever. That’s likely why the network took almost two years to perfect the second season, and this summer, we will finally get to see the results. Until then, we’ve gathered up all the information you need on the upcoming season of Dragon, including who will be making a return, who won’t be coming back, and where in Westeros we’ll be traveling next.

Is there a trailer for House of the Dragon season two?

There are actually two, newly-released trailers for the upcoming season of Dragon, one for each side of the imminent Targaryen war. The Green trailer follows Alicent, her father Otto and her children King Aegon and Prince Aemond as they double down on Aegon’s claim to the throne. The Black trailer, meanwhile, focuses on Rhaenrya and Prince Daemon in Dragonstone as they too prepare to go to war to claim the throne, which they believe rightfully belongs to Rhaenrya.

When will House of the Dragon season two premiere?

House of the Dragon will return on June 16, 2024, nearly two years after the first season premiered. Apparently, meticulously rendering giant dragons takes some time to perfect.

Where will House of the Dragon season two be set?

The end of season one marked the beginning of a war that will seemingly affect all of Westeros. This, combined with the fact that Jacaerys flew off to The Eyrie and Winterfell at the end of the finale, implies that more of the realm will be explored in the second season, and showrunner Ryan Condal confirmed that is the plan. He told Variety that while season two will likely remain focused on King’s Landing, Dragonstone, and Driftmark, “there are definitely many more new worlds to come, and new worlds that you haven’t necessarily seen in the original show, either.” Shots in the trailer of new locations (for Dragon at least), including the Wall, prove that more of Westeros will, in fact, be explored in the series.

What will House of the Dragon season two be about?

Throughout the season one finale, we see Rhaenyra reluctant to go to war, but before the episode’s end, her hand is forced, and it’s clear she’s ready to fight. Season two will follow the Dance of the Dragons as childhood pals Rhaenyra and Alicent descend into a war for the Iron Throne. While season one featured a sped-up timeline, depicting the two women throughout many years, the upcoming installment will slow down its pacing as the story unfolds.

Of course, wartime brings with it a lot of violence, and Condal spoke a little bit about the prep for season two at a Comic Con panel back in July 2022, saying it will introduce some new dragons into the story, as well as a bit more gore. Apparently, they have a “severed head budget” specifically set for the season.

Who will be in House of the Dragon season two?

Expect to see the main cast back for another round, including Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Fabien Frankel, Steve Toussaint, and Eve Best. Aside from Elliot Grihault, who played the now-deceased Lucerys, we can likely also expect the return of the younger generation in the form of Tom Glynn-Carney, Ewan Mitchell, Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, and Phoebe Campbell, who play Aegon, Aemond, Jacaerys, Baela, and Rhaena.

Unfortunately, we won’t see the return of Emily Carey or Milly Alcock, who played young Alicent and Rhaenyra in the first six episodes of season one. Condal told Variety back in September 2022 that Carey and Alcock “are not a part of the story” in season two. “That’s not a thing that we’re doing right now,” he said. That being said, there still could be a small chance they make an appearance, probably in the form of a flashback. “There are things that we haven’t fully sorted out,” Condal said. “I’m not closing the door on anything.”

Of course, the new season will bring some new faces, including Tom Taylor as Lord Cregan Stark, Clinton Liberty as Addam of Hull, Jamie Kenna as Ser Alfred Broome, Kieran Bew as Hugh Hammer, Tom Bennett as Ulf and Vincent Regan as Ser Rickard Thorne, among others

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