Will we get to witness the fate of the Iron Throne in September?
Or will the impending civil war have to wait until next year to make it to our screens?
Let’s not beat around the bush and get straight to whether we will get to view House Of The Dragons Season 2 in September itself. The answer to that is a resounding no, so don’t keep any expectations for September open. The Season 2 premiere will skip the entirety of 2023 and is likely to turn up in 2024 instead. We have a solid confirmation from an insider conferring this. HBO chief Casey Bloys said 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.”
Speaking of the current production status of Season 2, we are delighted to inform you that Season 2 is currently in production, and it has been since April 2023! Check out the post indicating this below:
— House of the Dragon (@HouseofDragon) April 11, 2023
We know the predominant question is flooding your head right now. How could it not, given the destructive cataclysmic effect it has had over productions and the almost-arrivals of newly awaited seasons of titular series? The event in question is the SAG AFTRA and WGA strike that has been continuing since May and still has not reached a definitive conclusion, even after four months. As for the strike queries, we can confirm that House of the Dragon is in the clear, and neither its production process nor its release ordeal will be affected by the strike. This is because its cast is predominantly UK-based and is set in the UK, while the SAG AFTRA and WGA are only tied to the actors and writers of the U.S.A. So, if Season 2 of House of the Dragon does not need to face the regular repercussions that are being faced by other prominent and highly-anticipated series, what is the current production status of Season 2, and when is it expected to arrive?
— House of the Dragon (@HouseofDragon) August 26, 2022
When Will House of the Dragon Season 2 Arrive In 2024?
We have already been notified that the new season is in production, which is good news given that it has already got a head start. At the moment of writing this, it is almost impossible to connote the exact date of its arrival, but given the processing statistics and earlier trends, it takes about 10 months to film alone, and the post-production for such a high VFX-infused series takes a lot longer than normal series. Invariably, we can expect the new Season to knock on our doors by 2024 fall. Bear in mind that this assumption is not set in stone and is susceptible to change!
Season 2 of House Of The Dragons Will Show The Civil War
“From my blood come the prince that was promised, and his will be the song of ice and fire.”
— House of the Dragon (@HouseofDragon) December 16, 2022
A hot off-the-plate series for all ardent fire-breather lovers indeed! The infamous Game Of Thrones spinoff has its audience in a chokehold, given its subtle references to the titular original series and its characters. Since House of the Dragon premiered on HBO in the summer of 2022, fans have been glued to their screens, pumped with adrenaline, guessing the fate of the magical ghastly land of dragons and castles. One reason for its Herculean fan base at the premiere of its first episode of the first season can be owed to the fan base created by the mother series, Game of Thrones! Akin to the Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon Season 1 broke television records moments after arrival.
The premiere of episode 1 of Season 1 of House of the Dragon engrossed a whopping 20 million views between its Sunday premiere and the following Friday, a negligible window of time to capture such a Herculean viewership if you ask me. It climbed to the category of the Best Television Series of 2022 following its viewership that cleped it as having the largest audience for any original series in HBO history! We will have to wait and see if Season 2 lives up to its predecessing Season. Oh yes, we are getting a Season 2. It was confirmed by the network a mere five days after the premiere of its first episode! So, what does the future look like for the House of Targaryen? We have some intel on the plot of Season 2.
In all possible instances, House of the Dragons’s next chapter will dive headfirst into the Dance of the Dragons or the Targaryen civil war. The conflict will see the citizens and nobles of Westeros side with who they want to see take the Iron Throne, with their options being Queen Rhaenyra I Targaryen and the young King Aegon II Targaryen. Prince Lucerys Velaryon, in the season 1 finale, will instigate a bloody revenge plot for Rhaenyra, but will she be successful, or will she meet the same fate? In all possible instances, House of the Dragons’s next chapter will dive headfirst into the Dance of the Dragons or the Targaryen civil war. The conflict will see the citizens and nobles of Westeros side with who they want to see take the Iron Throne, with their options being Queen Rhaenyra I Targaryen and the young King Aegon II Targaryen. Prince Lucerys Velaryon, in the season 1 finale, will instigate a bloody revenge plot for Rhaenyra, but will she be successful, or will she meet the same fate?
The second season will also dramatically open up the focus to the entire ensemble cast instead of the few central characters in the first run but still stay grounded in the story of Rhaenyra and Alicent. Showrunner Ryan Condal notes to Entertainment Weekly that the second run “does fall into that ensemble piece where you’re following multiple characters. They’re not all in the same place, but this is still very much a story of Alicent and Rhaenyra and their families pitted against each other. We’re not gonna suddenly pull away from telling their stories. It’s just the nature of this thing, in season 2, it opens up the world in a big way and the sprawl grows quite a bit.”
Another interesting addition to the existing cast members is five new firebreathers! Looks like Season 2 is bound to raise the stakes higher than ever.
The upcoming season has also been compared to the third and sixth installments of the Game of Thrones, so for more reference, check those out. For ardent bookworms that have read all the books the series is based on, we hate to burst your bubble because it has been reported by insider sources that Season 2 is a class apart from what the book Fire and Blood is all about! So we will just have to wait and watch what Season 2 brings to the table.
House of the Dragon Season 2 Will Finish Off With 8 Episodes
It is confirmed! Season 2 of House Of The Dragon will be back with a total of eight episodes! That is two fewer episodes than the ten episodes featured in Season 1. The news was reported by Deadline, with the publication confirming that season 2 will feature eight episodes, with an HBO spokesperson saying the shortening is “story-driven”. George R. R. Martin wrote on his blog previously that he was still “thrilled” that the show gets to have “10 hours every season to tell our tale”. He added that “it is going to take four full seasons of 10 episodes each to do justice to the Dance of the Dragons, from start to finish.”
Discussing the reasoning behind the shorter second season, Clare Kilner recently told The Hollywood Reporter.
Season 2 has “eight wonderful episodes with so much happening in every episode, and we have trouble, at times, bringing them down to one hour,” Kilner said. She added that showrunner Ryan Condal made a choice “to give it a good opening and a good ending,” and teased that the episodes are “jam-packed with emotional and visually exciting events”.
Seems like we have a few more renewals up our sleeves to cover large premises of the books! So stay tuned to Web News Observer and turn on your post notifications for more updates on your favorite series.