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House of the Dragon Season 2 Set to Premiere This Summer

House of the Dragon Season 2 Trailer Breakdown: The Dance of the Dragon Begins
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After a hiatus in 2023, HBO has announced that Season 2 of “House of the Dragon” will premiere in June 2024. J.B. Perrette of Warner Bros. Discovery revealed this launch window during a Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom conference. Although the specific date remains unconfirmed, this announcement narrows down the anticipated release timeframe, aligning with HBO chief Casey Bloys’ previous hint at an early summer premiere.

“House of the Dragon,” based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire and Blood,” delves into the history of the Targaryen dynasty on the fictional continent of Westeros. The series is set nearly 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones” and about 100 years after the Targaryens seized the Iron Throne and the Seven Kingdoms. It details the rise and eventual downfall of this dragon-riding clan’s empire.

Daemon from House of the Dragon Season 2

The continuation of the series amidst industry strikes surprised many. The production of Season 2 began at Warner Bros.’ Leavesden Studios on April 11, and it proceeded without interruptions despite the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike from May 2 to September 27, and the ongoing Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strike since July 14.

This uninterrupted progress was possible because all scripts were completed before filming commenced, eliminating the need for writers during the strikes. Additionally, series showrunner Ryan Condal maintained his presence on set strictly in a production capacity. The cast was also contracted through the UK’s Equity Guild, which allowed them to continue working independently of SAG-AFTRA.

House of the Dragon Season 2

The cast of Season 2 includes returning stars Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. Also reprising their roles are Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham. New additions to the cast include Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers, Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong, Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower, and Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull.

For those eagerly awaiting the next chapter of the Targaryen saga, Season 1 of “House of the Dragon” is currently streaming on Max. Keep an eye out for more updates as the premiere of Season 2 approaches.

Rollie D. Eldred
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