Months before its release date, House of the Dragon has reportedly begun development on Season 2 of the HBO series.
A new report from Redanian Intelligence claims Season 2 of HBO’s upcoming House of the Dragon is already in the works, suggesting a second season has already been greenlit, despite the lack of an official announcement. It’s worth reiterating HBO has not confirmed the news.
While the first season has yet to hit screens, a second season may not come as a complete surprise to some. HBO programming chief Casey Bloys previously stated, “Typically speaking, I like to take an approach where we will talk about what a second season might look like and talk about scripts. But we tend to like to see how a show performs.”
He added, “That said, if I were betting, I’d say there’s a pretty good shot that House of the Dragon will get a season two. But we tend to like things to air and give it some time. That said, on most shows, we’ll do preparation and put ourselves in a good position to move forward.”
House of the Dragon finally saw a full length trailer recently, one that debuted the show’s dragons and hinted at the infighting occuring within House Targaryen, threatening to tear the legendary dynasty apart. It also gave audiences a glimpse at the unique world of ancient Westeros, whose landscapes and kingdoms appear somewhat different than they did in Game of Thrones.
While details concerning the plot of the series remain scarce, actor Ryan Corr previously teased audiences can expect a show on as grand a scale as Game of Thrones at its height. “The sheer size of it was something I was amazed by… When you are walking into operational sets with actual jousting tournaments and full-level scale castles with fire cauldrons hanging on the roof, it’s a pretty incredible place to be. It’s like walking into a live Shakespeare play.”
The show features a star-studded cast, with Paddy Considine playing King Viserys, Emma D’Arcy playing Princess Rhaenyra and Matt Smith portraying Prince Daemon Targaryen, the king’s younger brother. Rhys Ifans is also starring in the show as Ser Otto Hightower, the Hand of the King, with Olivia Cooke playing Ser Otto’s daughter, Lady Alicent. In addition, Steve Toussaint has been cast as Lord Corlys Velaryon, the head of House Velaryon; and Eve Best as Lord Corlys’ wife and King Viserys’ cousin, Princess Rhaenys Velaryon. Finally, Sonoya Mizuno and Fabien Frankel will play Mysaria and Ser Criston Cole, respectively.