Finally! House of the Dragon Season 2 Gets Release Date Window

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The fire in the belly of dragons ignites again as the House of the Dragon Season 2 decides to return to television after two years. With massive appreciation and applause for the first season, the Game of Thrones prequel series is now all set to release its second season this year.

Finally! House of the Dragon Season 2 Gets Release Date
Finally! House of the Dragon Season 2 Gets Release Date

When Will House of the Dragon Season 2 Air?

We do not have an exact release date, but House of Dragon Season 2 will on June 16, 2024. JB Perrette, the head of Global Streaming and Games for Warner Bros. Discovery, recently confirmed that the show would premiere on HBO/Max this summer.

In November 2023, HBO chief Casey Blosy once discussed the ‘early summer’ release window. David Zasley, the CEO of Warner Bros. Discovery, also stated on February 23 that the series premiere will take place in the next quarter of the year.

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House of the Dragon Season 2 Cast

Finally, the House of the Dragons has completed the production journey for the second season, starring Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, and Olivia Cooke, along with other ensemble cast members.

Finally! House of the Dragon Season 2 Gets Release Date
Finally! House of the Dragon Season 2 Gets Release Date

New Cast Members

Several new characters will join this season, enriching the storyline with fresh perspectives and depth. Here is a list of those who will appear for the first time!

  • Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers (the witch queen of Harrenhal)
  • Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong (great uncle to Matthew Needham’s Lord Larys Strong)
  • Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull
  • Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower (Otto Hightower’s son)

Returning Cast and More New Characters of the Show

Here’s the returning cast of House of the Dragon season 2:

  • Emma D’Arcy as Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen
  • Phoebe Campbell as Rhaena Targaryen
  • Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen
  • Eve Best as Rhaenys Targaryen
  • Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen
  • Phia Saban as Queen Helaena Targaryen
  • Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower
  • Jefferson Hall as Tyland Lannister
  • Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon II Targaryen
  • Olivia Cooke as Queen Alicent Hightower
  • Harry Collett as Jacaerys Velaryon
  • Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole
  • Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria
  • Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon
  • Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling
  • Bethany Antonia as Baela Targaryen
  • Matthew Needham as Larys Strong
  • Tom Bennett as Ulf
  • Vincent Regan as Ser Rickard Thorne
  • Kieran Bew as Hugh
  • Tom Taylor as Lord Cregan Stark
  • Clinton Liberty as Addam of Hull
  • Jamie Kenna as Ser Alfred Broome

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Deadline reported that the show’s initial plan was to be 10 episodes long. But now, it has been cut down to a shorter season. An HBO spokesperson explained that the decrease in the number of episodes was story-driven.

Ryan Condal, the executive producer-showrunner, and George R.R. Martin thoroughly followed the book Martin’s Fire & Blood and broke down the scenes into respective seasons. The House of the Dragon team plans to divide the story to give their audience almost three to four seasons.

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

The Second Season’s Plot and First Season’s Ending Explained

Finally! House of the Dragon Season 2 Gets Release Date
Finally! House of the Dragon Season 2 Gets Release Date

To understand how the next season will proceed, it is essential to look back at what happened in the finale of season 1. The last episode, titled ‘The Black Queen,’ pulled the curtains with an unexpected death. It showed the determination of revenge in Rhaenyra’s eyes for Lucerys Velaryon’s death. The death of Lucery brought Rhaenyra to her knees. However, with her eyes filled with tears, the last scene was not a call for help; instead, it rang the bells for war! So brace yourselves for the battle of the year, as peace will be off the table for this season, and now power will determine the fate of the houses.

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Alizeh Lodhi
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