We’re one step closer to unraveling the history of the Targaryens on screen. HBO revealed today production officially kicked off on season 2 of House of the Dragon.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon explores a pivotal time for House Targaryen, 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The season 1 finale of the series aired back in October 2022. Now the wheels are in motion for season 2.

House of the Dragon has returned,” said showrunner Ryan Condal. “We are thrilled to be shooting again with members of our original family as well as new talents on both sides of the camera. All your favorite characters will soon be conspiring at the council tables, marching with their armies, and riding their dragons into battle. We can’t wait to share what we have in store.”

Production commenced at Leavesden Studios in the United Kingdom.

Confirmed cast for season 2 include Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. Additional returning cast includes Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham.

Much like Game of Thrones before it, House of the Dragon proved a huge success for HBO. The series officially scored a second season renewal after airing just one episode. The pilot brought in over 10 million viewers on its first night – HBO’s biggest ever original series debut.

Season 2 doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but you can expect it sometime in 2024. Until then, check back to THS for more updates.

You can stream season 1 of House of the Dragon on HBO Max now.

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