House of the Dragon: HBO Boss Rules Out 2023 Return

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Fans of HBO's House of the Dragon should prepare for a lengthy hiatus before Season 2 debuts.

HBO and HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys revealed in an interview with Vulture that the series will likely return "sometime in '24."

“We’re just starting to put the plan together, and just like last time, there are so many unknowns," Bloys said. 

Changes in King's Landing - House of the Dragon

"It’s not to be coy or secretive, but you don’t want to say it’s going to be ready on this date, and then you have to move it.”

"Don't expect it in 2023," he added.

Working Together - House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 10

Long waits between seasons of series have become the norm in recent years, and with the scale of House of the Dragon, it's no surprise that the series will be back later.

HBO Max recently launched a making of docuseries that shows the impressive work that goes into the series, including dressing the sets, stars, and CGI.

Many things need to come together to get this kind of show back on the air, and honestly, they should take as long as they need as opposed to rushing the final product.

House of the Dragon has been a huge success for HBO and HBO Max, with the series securing around 29 million viewers per episode.

Look Who's Back - House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 10

HBO picked up the second season just days after the August series premiere, so the premium cabler definitely wants to keep the franchise alive.

House of the Dragon Season 1 featured time jumps that meant some characters were recast more than once, but thankfully, no more recasts are planned.

House of the Dragon Season 1 wraps with an event that will start the war between the Greens and the Blacks, and it we could not be more excited.

We still don't know a definite number of seasons that this story will span, but we're along for the ride to the finish line.

Rhaenys in Dragonstone - House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 10

What are your thoughts on a likely 2024 premiere?

Hit the comments below.

Catch the first season now on HBO and HBO Max.

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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House of the Dragon Quotes

As the first century of the Targaryen dynasty came to a close The health of the Old King, Jaehaerys, was failing. In those days, House Targaryen stood at the height of its strength with ten adult dragons under its yoke. No power in the world could stand against it. King Jaehaerys reigned over nearly 60 years of peace and prosperity but tragedy had claimed both his sons Leaving his succession in doubt. So, in the year 101 The Old King called a Great Council to choose an heir. Over a thousand lords made the journey to Harrenhal. Fourteen succession claims were heard But only two were truly considered. Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, the King's eldest descendant and her younger cousin, Prince Viserys Targaryen The King's eldest male descendant. It is declared by all lords paramount and lords vassal of the Seven Kingdoms That Prince Viserys Targaryen be made Prince of Dragons tone! Rhaenys, a woman, would not inherit the Iron Throne. The lords instead chose Viserys my father. Jaehaerys called the Great Council To prevent a war being fought over his succession. For he knew the cold truth. The only thing that could tear down the House of the Dragon was itself.


Alicent: Did you read it?
Rhaenyra: Of course, I read it.
Alicent: When Princess Nymeria arrived in Dorne, who did she take to husband? Rhaenyra: A man.
Alicent: What was his name?
Rhaenyra: Lord Something.
Alicent: If you answer with "Lord Something," Septa Marlow will be furious.
Rhaenyra: She's funny when she's furious.
Alicent: You're always like this when you're worried.
Rhaenyra: Like what?
Alicent: Disagreeable. You're worried your father is about to overshadow you with a son.
Rhaenyra: I only worry for my mother. I hope for my father that he gets a son. As long as I can recall, it's all he's wanted.
Alicent: You want him to have a son?
Rhaenyra: I want to fly with you on dragon back see the great wonders across the Narrow Sea And eat only cake.
Alicent: I'm being serious.
Rhaenyra: I never jest about cake.
Alicent: You aren't worried about your position?
Rhaenyra: I like this position. It's quite comfortable.
[Alicent gets up to leave.]
Rhaenyra: Where are you going?
Alicent: Home. The hour has grown late.
Rhaenyra: Princess Nymeria led her Rhoynar across the Narrow Sea on 10,000 ships to flee their Valyrian pursuers. She took Lord Mors Martell of Dorne to husband and burned her own fleet off Sun spear to show her people that they were finished running.
Alicent: So you remember.
[Rhaenyra rips a page from the book.]
Alicent: If the Septa sees this book then...
Rhaenyra: Fuck the Septa.
Alicent: Rhaenyra!

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