When will season two of House of The Dragon premiere?
The second season of House of the Dragon was confirmed early on in season one. The pilot episode broke a HBO record after racking up almost 10 million viewers.
HBO has not yet confirmed an official release date or even year for that matter, but given the amount of special effects used in the franchise, the highly anticipated second season of the show is not expected to be aired until 2024.
Co-creator Ryan Condal released an update on season two in April 2023. "House of the Dragon has returned," he said in a statement.
"We are thrilled to be shooting again with members of our original family as well as new talents on both sides of the camera. All your favourite characters will soon be conspiring at the council tables, marching with their armies, and riding their dragons into battle. We can't wait to share what we have in store."
Where to watch House of The Dragon season two in Australia
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How many seasons will there be of House of the Dragon?
While season two is the only season that has been officially confirmed so far, the series author George R. R. Martin believes that it will take four 10-episode seasons to properly tell the story.
What will happen in season two?
After the heart-racing ending to season one, we can expect that season two will take off where we left off.
In an interview with Deadline, showrunner Ryan Condal gives an insight into the next season.
“We tell the story in real-time from here forward. The actors are playing these characters until the end. We’re not recasting anybody. We’re not making any huge jumps forward in time. We are now in the Dance of the Dragons, and we’re gonna tell that story,” Condal said.
In regards to who will be returning, HBO confirmed that Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans will all be returning for season two.
New additions joining the ensemble cast include Clinton Liberty, Jamie Kenna, Kieran Bew, Tom Bennett, Tom Taylor, and Vincent Regan, among others.
Will Milly Alcock and Emily Carey be making an appearance?
When we were first introduced to Emily and Milly, who played a young Alicent Hightower and Rhaenyra Targaryen, they quickly became fan favourites.
So, it came as a shock to some people when the actors were abruptly swapped out for older actors throughout the first season.
It has been said that it is unlikely they are making a return. Ryan Condal told Variety that while they are “not closing the door on anything”, they are not part of the current story that they are telling.
Do dragons have minds of their own?
Yes, and we are here for it!
It’s an exciting prospect that the dragons are not just props or weapons but are creatures that have an important part to play. Condal told Deadline that we should “always assume that dragons have minds of their own”.
“If you go all the way back to the pilot, Viserys warns us that the idea that we control dragons is an illusion. He says that to Rhaenyra. He says they are a power that we should have never trifled with.
"That’s one of the cautionary tales that we’re setting up, the stance of the dragons. When you go to war with a bunch of nuclear weapons that have their own sentient thoughts and feelings to a degree, unexpected things can happen.” Condal told Deadline.