House of The Dragon Season 2: Release Date, Plot, Cast, Renewal Status

Season 2 of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, is on the verge of releasing and its stars are slowly teasing fans with more and more details.

The prequel series, which debuted in 2022, managed to reignite fans’ excitement about George R.R. Martin’s world, after the dreadful finale to Game of Thrones’ final season. The series tells the story of House Targaryon’s swift fall from power, 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

1. When and Where to Watch House of The Dragon Season 2?

“House of the Dragon” Season 2 will premiere at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, June 16. The series will air exclusively on HBO’s TV channel and be available to stream on Max, HBO’s streaming service.

With ads, plans begin at $9.99 a month, including viewing on two devices simultaneously. Ad-free is $15.99 a month, which allows you to download up to 30 titles to view on the go. The highest tier is $19.99 monthly for adding streaming on four devices, 4K Ultra HD video quality, and 100 downloads.

House of the Dragon Season 2 Release Date, Cast Details
Emma D’Arcy in House of the Dragon | Source: IMDb

2. House of the Dragon Season 2- Cast and Character Guide, Trailer Details

Many new arrivals and familiar faces from the initial cast will appear in the upcoming season. Returning cast members:

  • Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen
  • Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower
  • Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen
  • Eve Best as Rhaenys Targaryen
  • Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon
  • Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole
  • Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen
  • Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon Targaryen
  • Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria
  • Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower
  • Harry Collett as Jacaerys Velaryon
  • Bethany Antonia as Baela Targaryen
  • Phoebe Campbell as Rhaena Targaryen
  • Phia Saban as Halaena Targaryen
  • Jefferson Hall as Tyland and Jason Lannister
  • Matthew Needham as Larys Strong

War loomed large over the Seven Kingdoms when Season 1 ended last October, a power vacuum was created in Westeros following the death of King Viserys I, played by Paddy Considine, and the big question regarding his chosen successor.

For its second season opener, Westeros is on the cusp of a bloody civil war where mighty houses are being forced to take sides.

“War is coming, and neither of us may win,” Rhaenyra says in a trailer HBO released on May 14 for the upcoming season.

Max also released “duelling trailers” on March 21, inviting viewers to align themselves with either the green or the black by clicking a color corresponding to a given council: King Aegon’s Green Council or Queen Rhaenyra’s Black Council.

House of the Dragon Season 2 | Official Trailer | Max

3. Upcoming Plot For House of The Dragons Season 2

After spending most of season 1 establishing the main players in the succession battle to follow King Viserys’s death (played by Paddy Considine, who will surely be missed), season 2 will inch the series closer and closer to war.

“We will get to the spectacle,” co-creator and Condal previously told The Times. His co-showrunner, Miguel Sapochnik, is not returning for season 2. “But you have to understand these people’s complexities before they’re thrown into war.”

And so now that we’ve gotten to know the big guys, what’s at stake-he said, “[Season] two will hit the rhythms people came to expect from the middle run of Game of Thrones. People will feel the tragedies because we put the work in.”

This season’s drama will inevitably revolve around this as the Green vs. Black struggle for power over the Iron Throne, due to Queen Alicent’s misunderstanding of King Viserys dying words.

House of the Dragon Season 2 Release Date, Cast Details
Olivia Cooke in House of the Dragon | Source: IMDb

4. Has the Show Been Renewed for Season 3?

On Thursday, HBO announced that “Game of Thrones” prequel series “House of the Dragon” will return for Season 3, according to a news release.

The exciting news of the show’s renewal for Season 3 comes just before the highly anticipated debut of its sophomore season on Sunday, adding to the thrill and anticipation among the fans.

“We are truly in awe of the dragon-sized effort the entire team has poured into the creation of a spectacular Season 2. Its scope and scale are only rivaled by its heart. We couldn’t be more thrilled to continue the story of House Targaryen and witness this team’s brilliance shine again for Season 3,” expressed HBO programming Francesca Orsi in a statement on Thursday.

The show is based on author George R.R. Martin’s 2018 book Fire & Blood, set 200 years before the events in Game of Thrones and tells the story of the civil war of House Targaryen -.

The show debuted in 2022 and commanded millions of audiences through its initial season. For instance, the network said the last episode of Season 1 received 9.3 million viewers, which was “the biggest finale night for an HBO series since the conclusion” of “Thrones” in May of 2019.

5. A rundown of House of the Dragons Season 1 for the uninitiated!

As it is, Lucerys, the more reluctant of Rhaenyra’s sons – becomes all the more tragic upon his death in the House of the Dragon season 1 finale.

Luke ignored the taunts of Aemond and endeavored to make a run for it back to Dragonstone on Arrax – but Aemond and Vhagar were way out of the small dragon’s league.

Unlike in George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, to be fair, Aemond didn’t mean to kill Lucerys at Storm’s End in House of the Dragon. He meant to frighten him, bully him, and take his eye as revenge, but Aemond’s face when seeing the carnage indicates murder wasn’t his intent.

Luke’s death will seismically impact the Dance of the Dragons. From Rhaenyra’s side, she was inclined toward a settlement by accepting the conditions proposed by Otto, but with Luke’s murder, it is going to be impossible.

The final shot of Rhaenyra says one thing: “War it is.” When House of the Dragon season 2 arrives, there will be no acceptance of peace terms, only the fight for the Iron Throne.

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6. 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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