House of the Dragon Season 2 New Trailer Breakdown

A brand new House of the Dragon season 2 trailer teases what’s to come in the weeks ahead, as the series sets off to a shocking series premiere with “A Son for a Son.” This marks the end of too much waiting, almost two years, and viewers’ favorite Game of Thrones prequel series is back.

The season 2 opener of House of the Dragon—this Sunday, June 16, picks up where last week’s season 1 finale left off: with Rhaenyra, Daemon, and the Blacks plotting vengeance for the murder of her son Lucerys by Aemond and the Greens.

Now, following the season 2 premiere, Max released a trailer for the rest of House of the Dragon season 2. Watch it below:

The trailer teases Aegon’s reaction to the death of his six-year-old son, Jaehaerys, at the hands of Blood and Cheese, as he angrily declares war. The trailer also teases Rhaenyra’s reaction, who also disapproves of Daemon’s actions. Overall, as Aegon declares war, the Dance of the Dragons begins.

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1. What To Expect From The Rest Of House Of The Dragon Season 2?

House of the Dragon season 2 episode 1 went out on quite possibly the most graphic and violent note the series has seen thus far – the brutal killing of Aegon and Helaena’s six-year-old boy, Jaehaerys, at the hands of Blood and Cheese.

In hopes to quench Rhaenyra’s thirst for revenge upon Aemond, Daemon turns to his ex-lover and genius spy, Mysaria, otherwise known as White Worm. She recruits a butcher-turned-guard, nicknamed Blood, and a rat-catcher, nicknamed Cheese. The incompetent duo finally infiltrates the Red Keep when Aemond has departed to only originate with Aegon’s son.

The season 2 trailer reveals Aegon learning the plan of Daemon along with Rhaenyra. Understandably, he furiously reacts to his son’s slaying news with an angry declaration of war. To add to that, she has no regard for Daemon’s act either, as it will be at the expense of support for her cause.

Now, following Lucerys’ death, Rhaenyra and the Blacks had the moral high ground against the Greens, stating that their next course of action would dictate how the Dance of the Dragons has been playing out: restraint or retribution.

House of the Dragons Trailer Breakdown
Emma D’ Arcy in House of the Dragons | Source: IMDb

So, Daemon reacting with “a son for a son” isn’t just going to incite further hostilities but will actually deepen animosity between them.

Military strategy for the Dance of the Dragons can also be sighted in glimpses across the season 2 trailer. As Aemond says, armies are just as important as Dragons themselves, and according to one of the Greens’ vital military strategists, Criston Cole, the key to the upcoming war lies in controlling Harrenhal. Also, one of the most imposing castles within all Westeros, the seat of Harrenhal is placed in the Riverlands and not too far from King’s Landing.

This would make it a stronghold of strategic value for the upcoming conflict. The killing of Jaehaerys fully ignites the Dance of Dragons, so House of the Dragon truly kicks off in season 2.

2. How does House of the Dragon Season 2 Episode 1 End?

The ending sees Daemon Targaryen arranging with a pair of men who work at the Red Keep (their names aren’t spoken, but they are called Blood and Cheese in the book) to kill Prince Aemond Targaryen.

Except, of course, they get the wrong Targaryen prince, murdering Aegon and Helaena’s son, Jaehaerys, brutally and ensuring there’s no stopping the Dance of the Dragons.

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3. About House Of The Dragon

House of the Dragon is the prequel series to HBO’s blockbuster Game of Thrones based on George R. R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood.

Set three hundred years before the events of Game of ThronesHouse of the Dragon will show Westeros under the Targaryen family’s rule before the dragons went extinct. It will follow the Dance of the Dragons, the Targaryen civil war between siblings Aegon II and Rhaenyra, who fought for the throne after the death of their father, Viserys I.

Directed by Ryan Condall and Miguel Sapochnik, the show stars Paddy Considine as Viserys I Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen, Tom Glynn-Craney as Aegon II Targaryen, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best as Rhaenys Velaryon, Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, Fabien Frankel as Criston Cole, and Graham McTavish.


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