“House of the Dragon” Season 2 Trailer Coming Tomorrow

With HBO’s Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon season 2 taking flight this June, now seems like a grand time to whet our appetites with some images from the upcoming season ahead of the trailer release, which arrives tomorrow.

The images include returning figures like Emma D’Arcy’s Rhaenyra Targaryen and Matt Smith’s Daemon Targaryen, her volatile beau (and uncle, befitting the Westerosi tradition of, well, you get it.) We also get fresh looks at Olivia Cooke’s Queen Alicent Hightower, Rhys Ifans Ser Otto Hightower (her father), Steve Toussaint’s Lord Corlys Velaryon, and Ewan Mitchell’s petulant and dangerous Prince Aemond Targaryen.

The first season of House of the Dragon, the first Game of Thrones spinoff to make it to air, managed the tricky feat of giving GoT fans a heaping helping of the palace intrigue, dragon fire, and power-obsessed family squabbles that made the original show such a hit. House of the Dragon focused on arguably the most dramatic family of them all, House Targaryen, a brood with enough intrigue to full a dozen palaces. Set 200 years before the events in GoTDragon dropped us into a united Seven Kingdoms, thanks to the dragon-lord Targyens, but peace is hardly the default setting in Westeros.

When we spoke to showrunner Ryan Condal, he teased how much more dragon-centric season 2 would be.

“We’ll definitely introduce more of them as we go along. I think that’s part of the fun of doing the show. They are characters, and in season two, they’re needed for their most famous purpose, which is to decimate and cause death and destruction.”

Condal also discussed how they worked on differentiating the dragons in House of the Dragon from the beasts fans got to know and love in Game of Thrones.

“In season one, the dragons were designed over the course of a year, where we did a lot of early concepting on basic things like how our dragons are different from what you saw in the original series and honoring what they did with Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion,” Condall said. “Then it was figuring out, during a time when there were many more dragons, was there just one breed? We came up with these three different genotypes of them, where they’re all the same species but have different breeds with different shapes, colors, and sizes.”

The returning cast for season 2 includes Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall and Matthew Needham. Dragon newcomers are Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull, Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers, Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower, and Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong.

Check out the images below. House of the Dragon season two returns to HBO this June:

Featured image: Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) in “House of the Dragon.” Courtesy HBO.


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