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House Of The Dragon Season 2: Will There Be A Second Series?

Will there be a Season 2 of Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon? When will it be released?
Credit: HBO

The Game of Thrones franchise has completely won over fans and they already can’t wait to see what happens to Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Prince Daemon Targaryen in another season.

House of the Dragon has become a hit show for HBO with fans being more than happily surprised with the Game of Thrones prequel that delivers us all the history, drama, and let’s not forget scheming, from the Targaryens.

And with season one already drawing to a close, viewers are looking on to the possibility of a Season 2 and what that could include for the main characters including Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Prince Daemon Targaryen.

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With fans being more than satisfied with the dramas of the first season such as the Green Wedding episode – HBO decided to fully commit to the idea of the Game of Thrones franchise.

In fact, the record-breaking 10 million viewers who flocked to watch the debut was more than enough encouragement for producers to look into making more episodes.

So will there be a House of the Dragon Season 2? When will it be released? And what storylines can we expect? Here’s everything we know so far:

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Will there be a House of the Dragon Season 2?

Fans will be happy to know there will be a second season and they didn’t have to wait long before they got official confirmation of another series.

Following the first episode’s huge success, Season 2 was confirmed just days after as the viewing figures continued to rise to a staggering 20 million.

Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming, said in a statement: “Our phenomenal cast and crew undertook a massive challenge and exceeded all expectations, delivering a show that has already established itself as must-see TV.

“A huge thank you [to co-creator and executive producer George R. R. Martin and co-creator and showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik] for leading us on this journey. We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two.”

House of the Dragon, Season 1.
House of the Dragon has delighted fans with its storylines in Season 1. Credit: HBO

When will House of the Dragon Season 2 be released?

Due to the nature of filming, plus special effects, it will take a while for House of the Dragon Season two to come to life.

Season 1 took 10 months to film, and then a further nine to ten months of technical work to make sure those dragons look just right.

With this in mind, a forecast for autumn 2024 has been predicted for season number two.

It’s believed filming will begin quickly in spring 2023.

Scene from House of the Dragon, Season 1.
House of the Dragon season 2 is expected to bring back plenty of the original cast. Credit: HBO

What can we expect from the second season?

Of course, there are no guarantees as to what Season 2 could bring but there are certainly plenty of theories going on.

Season 1 has been all about the lead-up to the civil war, the Dance of the Dragons, so Season 2 is expected to be just that.

Prior to the release of House of the Dragon, co-creator Ryan Condal said at an event they had a ‘severed head budget’ specifically for Season 2.

As for the cast, it has yet to be confirmed who will be making a return but it’s likely the main characters will survive until the next series.

This includes the likes of Emma D’Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower), Matt Smith (Prince Daemon Targaryen) and Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole).

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