House of the Dragon Season 2: Production Underway!

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The long wait for House of the Dragon Season 2 just got less daunting.

HBO has confirmed that the Game of Thrones prequel is officially in production ahead of a likely 2024 bow.

"House of the Dragon has returned. We are thrilled to be shooting again with members of our original family as well as new talents on both sides of the camera," said Ryan Condal, Co-Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer, in a statement confirming the news.

Changes in King's Landing - House of the Dragon

"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."

Working Together - House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 10

If you've been awaiting confirmation about which cast members are on board, we have some good news:

HBO shared who's returning.

Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans will return.

Additional returning cast includes Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham.

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

Given that House of the Dragon concluded with the mother of all cliffhangers, there's a desire to get fresh episodes quickly.

The series managed to break out of the shadow of its predecessor in a big way by focusing on the downfall of the Targaryens.

In essence, viewers are being treated to a civil war that will help shape the events of the original series.

The good news is that the story of House of the Dragon is already mapped out, thanks to George R.R. Martin's Targaryen history book, Fire & Blood.

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

While many of the series' plotlines are already available to viewers, House of the Dragon offers a lot of context to the characters' actions.

There's been much debate among fans about pivotal scenes, and we're sure there will be plenty more in store for future seasons.

Deadline recently reported that House of the Dragon Season 2 will span two fewer installments than initially planned, with the outlet alleging that a big battle has been pushed to House of the Dragon Season 3.

HBO has not yet confirmed a pickup for a third season, but it's likely it will come sooner rather than later to get the episodes in the can.

Making a Move - House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 7

Long breaks between seasons are not new to the GOT universe, but HBO will be hoping the spinoff will be able to outpace the freshman season.

HBO is also said to be working on a movie and TV series charting Aegon's Conquest.

It would delve deeper into the Targaryen history, which would probably resonate with viewers.

A Jon Snow Game of Thrones spinoff is also in the works.

Unimpressed Laenor - House of the Dragon Season 1 Episode 7

There should be some exciting announcements about the GOT universe this week when Warner Bros. Discovery announces its plans for the merged HBO Max and Discovery.

What are your thoughts on the show entering production?

Are you ready for more?

Hit the comments.

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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