There was no delay on HBO’s part in renewing House of the Dragon. HBO quickly renewed the Game of Thrones prequel for a second season after the premiere, which drew the network’s greatest audience ever for a new original series.
“To say that the entire House of the Dragon crew is pleased with the results of Season 1 would be an understatement. Our fantastic cast and crew took on a huge obstacle and triumphed, producing a program that has quickly become a television institution.
Executive Vice President of HBO Programming Francesca Orsi issued the following statement. With season two, we are more thrilled than ever to continue telling the story of House Targaryen.
Why Should I Watch “House of the Dragon”?
House of the Dragon, which is based on George R. R. Martin’s novel Fire & Blood, takes place two hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, during the rule of the Targaryens.
The show tells the story of the Targaryen civil war, often known as the Dance of the Dragons, which occurred in the dynasty’s closing years.
In contrast to Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon will concentrate on the drama occurring within the Targaryen family, especially over the crucial issue of succession.
In this era, the Targaryens were in charge of 17 different dragons; for a complete list, check out our Game of Thrones dragons encyclopedia.
Is there going to be a second season of “House of the Dragon”?
Yes. The show’s ratings rose to 20 million viewers between the Sunday night premiere and the following Friday, prompting the network to announce a Season 2 renewal five days after the show’s record-breaking debut.
According to Francesca Orsi, the exec VP of HBO programming, “we are beyond proud of what the entire House of the Dragon crew has accomplished with season one” (opens in new tab).
The show’s great cast and crew took on an enormous undertaking and succeeded beyond anyone’s wildest dreams. We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to [the show’s co-creator and executive producer, George R. R.
Martin, as well as showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik]. With season two, we are even more thrilled to continue the great saga of House Targaryen.
When can we expect to see Season 2?
Due to the show’s ambitious scope, we may have to wait sometime for season two. The visual effects work for Season 1 reportedly began in January and is still underway, adding another month to the already ten-month production schedule.
The resumption of Season 2 production could occur in the summer or fall of 2024 if it takes as long to shoot as Season 1.
Casting Expectations for Season 2 of “House of the Dragon”
As readers know, the book’s protagonists meet with several tragic endings. It’s a relief to know that the show hasn’t taken a turn for the worse just yet.
Most of the main characters from Season 1—Matt Smith as Daenerys Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra, and Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower—will return for Season 2.