The original drama series, starring Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy, begins production at UK Studios.
It’s official, House of the Dragon is returning for another season. As announced by American television company HBO, the production of Season 2 of the Game of Thrones spinoff has already begun at Leavesden Studios in the United Kingdom.
Following George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood series, House of the Dragon season 2 follows the events 200 years before Game of Thrones. This mainly focuses on the House of Targaryen—with original members of the family reprising their roles and new talents adding thrills and drama to the epic series.
As co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer Ryan Condal puts it: “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. 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.”
Here’s What to Expect in the Upcoming House of the Dragon Season 2
To recall, the first season of House of the Dragon set up a successful on-set shadowing and mentorship program for production trainees. With the second season on its way, House of the Dragon once again opened its doors to WBD Access Directors Shadows, giving two emerging directors, B. Welby, and Ebele Tate, the chance to further hone their skills and learn from one of the finest crews in the industry.
With all the excitement, you might be wondering right now who is coming back for the second season. Who are the cast members of House of the Dragon Season 2? Well, the cast still includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. With them are Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham.
Together with Ryan Condal, George R.R. Martin will be working as co-creator and executive director. Sara Hess, Alan Taylor, Melissa Bernstein, Kevin de la Noy, Loni Peristere, and Vince Gerardis, on the other hand, are working together as executive directors of the show.
With productions going on—and with the quality that they have to put on given that it won the Golden Globe for Best Drama Television Series—House of the Dragon Season 2 might not be expected for release this year. However, House of the Dragon Season 1 is still available on HBO Go. For as low as S$9.99/month, you can already enjoy watching how the reign of the House of Targaryen began.
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