“House of the Dragon”, season 2: when it will be released and the keys to what is to come

The first season of “” ended on Sunday, October 23. After 10 episodes that narrated the beginning of the civil war between the Targaryens, the spin-off of “Game of Thrones” says goodbye to the screens, at least for a while. In this note we tell you everything that is known about the second season already confirmed.

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Attention! This article contains spoilers for the first season.

Second season confirmed

Before the first season ended, HBO and HBO Max had already confirmed a second season of “House of the Dragon”. Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of Programming at HBO, indicated that how the entire team has managed with the first season to create a television series “that has already been established as essential.” In addition, she enthusiastically expressed the “continue the tale of the epic saga of House Targaryens in season two.”

Another fact that is known about the second season is that the director and executive producer of “House of the Dragon”, Miguel Sapochnik, will no longer continue. The reasons for his decision are not known.

Working within the Thrones universe for the past several years has been an honor and a privilege.”, Sapochnik said in a statement. “I am very proud of what we accomplished with the first season and delighted with the enthusiastic reaction from our viewers. It was incredibly difficult to decide to move onbut I know that it is the right choice for me, personally and professionally.”, he added.

For now, Ryan Condal will continue as sole showrunner. However, to fill that void, HBO has hired Alan Taylor as executive producer and will also direct some episodes.

Regarding the plot, it is known that the new season will show the fight for the Iron Throne between the Blacks, a faction led by Rhaenyra Targaryen; and the Greens, a group led by Alicent Hightower and his son, Aegon II Targaryen.

Everything indicates that a large part of the cast would return for the second season. We would see again on screens Emma D’Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower), Matt Smith (Prince Daemon Targaryen), Fabien Frankel (Criston Cole) and Eve Best (Rhaenys Targaryen). Sonoya Mizuno’s character, known as Mysaria, must also return, as her character plays a larger role in the Dance with Dragons.

In an interview with , the showrunner Ryan Condal indicated that they will not return to the series, the actresses who starred in the young versions of Rhaenyra and Alicent, Milly Alcock and Emily Carey, respectively. However, he did not rule out that they may be able to afford something different from what he used to do on “Game of Thrones.” “Look, I don’t know. (They) are not part of the story we are telling yet. It is not something that we are doing right now ”, explained the creator of the series. “’Game of Thrones’ was not a series of flashbacks. ‘House of the Dragon’ has room to get a little fancier.”

Filming for the first season began in March 2021 and lasted 11 months. To that, the post-production time and special effects were added. It is known that this second season will start shooting in March 2023, therefore, it is likely that the second season Come mid 2024.

Keys of what should happen

What will happen after the death of Lucerys

The second season should narrate what will happen after the death of Rhaenyra’s second son, Lucerys, after being devoured by Vhagar, her nephew Aemond’s dragon. We are sure that the queen will go in search of revenge.

The death of Lucerys Velaryon marks the beginning of the Dance of Dragons (Photo: HBO)

new allied houses

While the first season mostly featured the Targaryen, HighTower, and Velaryon families, the new season should show houses like the Starks, Baratheons, Lannisters, and more. In the new episodes, it will be necessary to know which band they are going to choose. If they go with the greens or with the blacks. For example, in the novel “Fire & Blood”, Cregan Stark, the current Lord of Winterfell, will have an important role.

Actor Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower in "House of the Dragon" (Photo: HBO)

Actor Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower in “House of the Dragon” (Photo: HBO)

The Dragons

The second season should show all the dragons that Daemon mentioned during the planning of the war against the Greens. It is likely that next season, we will see the 12 living dragons dance while their riders fight.

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The Velaryon house

The new season will have to show how the Velaryon family joins Rhaenyra to reclaim the Iron Throne. There will likely be epic battles at sea, through the fleets that Sea Serpent leads, as well as the fights in the sky thanks to the dragons that Rhaenys and her granddaughters have.


Where to see

The first season of “House of the Dragon”, consisting of 10 episodes, is now available on HBO Max.

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