House of the Dragon confirmed for season 2

Fire will reign once more
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HBO has confirmed House of the Dragon will be back for a second season.

After the abysmal ending to Game of Thrones, viewers (and probably executives) were concerned about what HoTD would offer.

However, with last Monday’s premiere’s smash rating HBO executives have rushed to greenlight season two. 

“We are beyond proud of what the entire ‘House of the Dragon’ team has accomplished with season one,” said executive vice president of HBO Programming,  Francesca Orsi.

“Our phenomenal cast and crew undertook a massive challenge and exceeded all expectations, delivering a show that has already established itself as must-see-TV.

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“A huge thank you to George, [show runners] Ryan, and Miguel for leading us on this journey. We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two.”

Set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon will follow the Targaryen royal family and the war of succession that followed King Viserys I. 

The series is based on George R.R Martin’s book Fire and Blood and his novella The Princess and the Queen. With such rich source material it’s no surprise show runners sought a second season. 

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With only one episode currently available, and the second one set to air today, fans will be eagerly watching to see if HBO can stick the landing this time. Show runners have promised this series will have a different tone to Game of Thrones, in particular there will be a heavier focus on the female perspective. 

The series hosts a stellar cast including Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best , Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel and Rhys Ifans.

Australia is also represented with Milly Alcock playing the young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Blue water High’s Ryan Corr as Ser Harwin ‘Breakbones’ Strong. 

House of the Dragon season one premiered Monday August 22 and is available to stream on BINGE and watch on Foxtel now.

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