New Dragons, release dates, and more: All the latest updates on 'House of the Dragon' Season 2

The second season of House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel, has been announced and is set to release in 2024. While the showrunners are keeping the plot details under wraps, they have revealed some tidbits to keep viewers intrigued. Co-creator Ryan Condal recently shared that the upcoming season will introduce five new dragons and will start filming in 2023.

The second season will still be based on George RR Martin's Fire & Blood and will follow House Targaryen as they battle for the throne after King Viserys I. The cast has not been confirmed yet, but it is expected that Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy, and Matt Smith will reprise their roles. The Starks will also be making an appearance, with Cregan Stark playing a major role.

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According to Condal, the story will still revolve around Alicent and Rhaenyra, but we can expect more Westerosi families to be pulled into the conflict. The premiere date has not been revealed, but it is expected to be in 2024. HBO CEO Casey Bloys has asked viewers to be patient as they put together the plan for the second season.

The showrunners have assured fans that the upcoming second season of House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel, will continue to be based on George RR Martin's Fire & Blood. The series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and follows the Targaryen family as they descend into civil war over who should inherit the throne after King Viserys I.

Co-creator Ryan Condal stated that the first season was setting the stage for what is to come in season two, which will delve deeper into the families of Rhaenyra and Alicent as they react to the aftermath of the civil war. He adds that the focus of season two will still very much be on these two characters.

Cast decisions for House of the Dragon

Fans of House of the Dragon are eagerly awaiting the confirmation of the cast for the upcoming season. While no official announcement has been made, it is widely speculated that Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, and Matt Smith will reprise their roles as Alicent Hightower, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, and Prince Daemon Targaryen respectively. Additionally, Fabien Frankel, Eve Best, Steve Toussain, Rhys Ifans, and Sonoya Mizuno are all expected to return.

Creator Ryan Condal also shared that viewers can anticipate the introduction of the next generation of Targaryens. However, he clarified that younger versions of Rhaenyra and Alicent will not be a part of the story for the upcoming season. Nonetheless, he did not completely rule out the possibility of their appearance in future seasons.

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House of the Dragon Season 2: What We Know So Far

The second season of House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel, is eagerly anticipated by fans of the series. The showrunners have revealed some details about what we can expect from the upcoming season, which is set to premiere in 2024.

Premiere to be in 2024

Season two of the popular TV show, "HotD," is scheduled to start filming in the spring of 2023 at Warner Bros Studios in Hertfordshire. Later on, the production team will move to Céceras, Spain. However, HBO has not yet revealed the release dates for the new season.

According to an article in the Face profiling actor Ewan Mitchell, the majority of his year will be spent filming "HotD."

In a recent interview with Vulture, HBO and HBO Max CEO Casey Bloys asked viewers to be patient, stating that the new season is unlikely to air in 2023. He went on to explain that the production team is in the process of putting the plan together, but there are many unknown factors that could impact the timeline. Bloys emphasized that he is not trying to be secretive, but rather, he does not want to provide a specific release date that may need to be pushed back due to unforeseen circumstances. Instead, he hopes that viewers will stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.