Is House Of The Dragon Season 2 Happening?

Is House Of The Dragon Season 2 Happening?
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After the series premiere became HBO's biggest launch in history, with nearly 10 million viewers across the US and attracting "unprecedented demand" in Europe. It'll come as no surprise that House of the Dragon is returning for a second run.  Managing to beat "The Stranger Things Season 4", the first episode of the "House of The Dragons Season 1" took the top spot as the most-viewed premiere on premium cable and streaming in 2022.  Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO programming, said in a statement, “We are beyond proud of what the entire House of the Dragon team has accomplished with season 1, 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 George, Ryan, and Miguel 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.”

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Release Date Of The House Of The Dragons Season 2

Release Date Of The
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According to the variety of latest updates, which reported that HBO is targeting a summer 2024 premiere for the second season following the end of the writers’ strike. as confirmed by HBO chief Casey Bloys in an interview with Vulture, "Don't expect it in '23, but I think sometime in '24," he said, declining to get into specifics. "We're just starting to put the plan together, and just like last time, there are so many unknowns. 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." On August 22 the development for the second season started and filming kicked off on 11 April 2023. George R. R. Martin confirmed that filming continued as planned for the second season in a May 8 blog post. George Martin assured,  "The second season started filming on April 11 and will continue in London and Wales. The scripts for the eight episodes were finished months ago, long before the strike began. Every episode has gone through four or five drafts and numerous rounds of revisions to address HBO notes, my notes, budget concerns, etc. The writers have done their jobs; the rest is in the hands of the directors, cast, and crew, and of course, the dragons." a different union from SAG-AFTRA, filming was permitted to continue as it features actors from the UK who are working under Equity contracts, according to Variety. Equity actors are not allowed to strike in solidarity with SAG-AFTRA, due to British labor laws. George R. R. Martin confirmed,  “One of the few shows till shooting is HOUSE OF THE DRAGON, as you may have read. That’s true. I am told the second season is half done.”  He added, "HOT D is shot mostly in London (and a little bit in Wales, Spain, and various other locations), which is why filming has continued. The actors are members of the British union, Equity, not SAG-AFTRA, and though Equity strongly supports their American cousins (they have a big rally planned to show that support), British law forbids them from staging a sympathy strike. If they walk, they have no protection against being fired for breach of contract or even sued. As for me personally, my overall deal with HBO was suspended on June 1. I still have plenty to do, of course. In that, I am one of the lucky ones."

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House Of The Dragons Season 2 Cast

House Of The Dragons Season 2 Cast
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  • The cast we expect to return in season 2 is:
  • Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen
  • Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen
  • Olivia Cooke as Lady Alicent Hightower
  • Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower
  • Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen
  • Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon II Targaryen
  • Phia Saban as Helaena Targaryen
  • Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon
  • Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen
  • Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole
  • Graham McTavish as Ser Harrold Westerling

Due to the timeline, we won't be seeing Milly Alcock and Emily Carey as the younger versions of Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Lady Alicent Hightower. Yan Condol the creator told Variety,  “I mean, look, I don’t know. [They] are not a part of the story that we’re telling yet. That’s not a thing that we’re doing right now.” about the potential for

flashbacks Carey said there had been “conversations’. 

  • As first reported by Entertainment Weekly on April 24 we can also expect some new additions in Season 2. or the next batch of episodes four new actors have been cast:
  • Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong
  • Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayn Hightower
  • Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers
  • Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull
  • Amanda Collin as Jeyne Arryn

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