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What time and date does 'House of the Dragon' Season 2 release? And everything you need to know about HBO fantasy drama

The second season of 'House of the Dragon' is rumored to drop in summer 2024
Olivia Cooke and Emma D'Arcy in 'House of the Dragon' (IMDb)
Olivia Cooke and Emma D'Arcy in 'House of the Dragon' (IMDb)

It almost feels like we have gone back in time when we lost our patience as the first season of 'Game of Thrones' ended. The end of 'House of the Dragon' Season 1 has been met with a universal question from fans: 'When is season 2 dropping?' Thankfully, HBO has been a bit more transparent with season 2 plans for 'House of the Dragon' - there definitely will be one. As a matter of fact, we know season 2 is coming, in all likelihood at least a year from now, and with it, another ten episodes. The series was actually renewed less than a week after the first season was dropped.

However, along with this news, we also know that Miguel Sapochnik departed as showrunner after the first season, leaving Ryan Condal to serve as the sole showrunner for the second season. Sapochnik has stepped down as director and co-showrunner for the second season but will remain an executive producer. Sapochnik stated to The Hollywood Reporter, "It was incredibly tough to decide to move on, but I know that it is the right choice for me, personally and professionally."


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When does 'House of the Dragon' Season 2 release?

As the first season of the series just concluded, it is safe to say that viewers will return to the world of Westeros after a year or two. Although there are speculations going on that the second season will release in 2024. We guess fans ought to be patient to find out how the series progresses after they were left on a cliffhanger. 

How can I watch 'House of the Dragon' Season 2?

Viewers can watch Season 2 of 'House of the Dragon' on HBO or HBO Max as soon as it releases.


Who's acting in 'House of the Dragon' Season 2?

It is safe to assume that the main characters of the series will return for the second season of the series. Starting from Matt Smith as Daemon, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra, Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best as Rhaenys, Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon II, and Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen, the cast of season 1 is all set to appear in the second season as well.

What is the plot of 'House of the Dragon' Season 2?

Fanatics of Martin's 'Fire & Blood' already know where this is heading. The series ended with a twisted and unexpected ending of Lucerys Velaryon dying and Rhaenyra learning about it from Daemon. It is safe to say the war is about to be declared with an ample amount of bloodshed, manipulative plot twists, and unexpected deaths of the main characters. We guess season 2 will inch the series closer and closer to the actual war.


What is the buzz around 'House of the Dragon' Season 2? 

According to Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Paddy Considine, who was seen as King Viserys all through Season 1, wishes to be in Season 2 as well, to solve the drama that the Targaryen family is creating. “You’re having to sit there and tolerate all the nonsense, in the back of your mind going ‘If I was in season 2 for example, it would probably be a lot easier,’” Considine said.

During an exclusive interview with NY Times, writer and showrunner Condall confessed his disbelief regarding how quickly the show gained recognition and earned the audience's love. He said, "I was surprised in a happy way by how quickly everybody embraced it. I really thought it was going to be more of a hill to climb because we were following the Beatles, and how do you do that? You don’t. You just try to do your own thing and hope it connects with people. But I was shocked that people came right out the gate and accepted it, generally - this massive fandom, and tens of millions of people watching the show, and writing about it and talking about it."

Fans are waiting with bated breaths for the upcoming season of 'House of the Dragon.' However, 'House of the Dragon's last episode, 'The Black Queen,' is now streaming on HBO Max or Disney+.