Season 2 of House of the Dragon: HBO debuted the first teaser for the highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, on Saturday at the CCXP, a fan expo in Sao Paulo, Brazil. It’s safe to say that the teaser promised a full-fledged dragon conflict.
Season 2 of House of the Dragon
Westeros is at war. House of the Dragon’s second season will continue to chronicle the Targaryen family and their quest for supremacy in Westeros. “There is no war that is as cruel to the Gods as a war between kin,” the teaser’s Queen Who Never Was, Rhaenys Targaryen, said.
She went on to say, “And no war so bloody as a war between dragons.” The teaser, which lasted more than a minute, showed Alicent Hightower saying, “Many will die, and the victor will eventually ascend the throne.”
The Emmy-nominated House of the Dragon is based on events chronicled in George RR Martin’s Fire and Blood, a chronicle of the Targaryen dynasty’s rise and fall, and It takes place 200 years before Game of Thrones’ events. The series began in 2022 with King Viserys I’s coronation, after which he named his eldest child, Rhaenyra Targaryen, as his formal successor.
Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velarion, Eve Best as Rhaenys Targaryen, Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen, Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon Targaryen, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, and Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower will return.
Season 2 of House of the Dragon will contain eight episodes rather than ten, and according to new showrunner Ryan Condal, the series will be more slower this time around. Season 2 of House of the Dragon will launch on HBO next year; a particular release date has yet to be revealed. HBO CEO Casey Bloys said in November that season 2 of the fantasy drama series would broadcast in ‘early summer’ 2024.