“House of the Dragon” Season 2 Timeline Revealed

Leave it to Lord Corlys to clue us in on House of the Dragon‘s season 2 timeline.

Actor Steve Toussaint, who plays Lord Corlys, aka “The Sea Snake,” gave us a major clue regarding the timeline for season 2 of House of the Dragon during a panel at CCXP. Toussaint revealed that season 2 will begin a mere 10 days after the end of season 1. This is intriguing news for a series that ambitiously took a massive time jump in season 1, springing ahead 10 years between episodes 5 and 6.

Joining Toussaint on the panel were Eve Best (Rhaenys Targaryen) and Ewan Mitchell (Aemond Targaryen), and each of them spoke about their characters’ journeys in the turbulent times ahead as House Targaryen’s internal battles increase in intensity.

After revealing that season 2 picks up 10 days after season 1, Toussaint had this to say about Lord Corlys: “So for Corlys, he’s still coming to terms with the grief of losing his son, his brother, his daughter, and his heir, his grandson. So he is trying to deal with that, plus hold on to the one thing he holds most of his relationship with his wife, so that’s kind of where he is. He’s in a very weakened and emotional state.”

Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen. Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO
Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen. Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO

Eve Best, who plays Lord Corlys’ wife Rhaenys, said that season 2 will find her strong, patient should-have-been-queen getting a little dragon therapy: “Okay, so Rhaenys is trying to keep everything together, in the light of the horrible loss of Lucerys and everything that’s been going on for the last 10 days. She’s pulling out strength and trying not to lose her shit. And, I think she’s really tired and out on her dragon (Meleys) a lot.”

Ewan Mitchell (Aemond Targaryen) in “House of the Dragon.” By Ollie Upton.

As for Ewan Mitchell, his Aemond Targaryen was the catalyst for a lot of the bloodshed and will no doubt play a huge role in the carnage to come.

“Aemond kick-started the Dance of the Dragons and drew first blood by killing Lucerys,” he said during the panel.”He’s facing a choice: he can either own what he did, return to King’s Landing, and say that he meant to kill Luc and become the most hated man in the realm. Or, he can admit what he did was a mistake and be at the mercy of Rhaenyra.”

We’ll finally find out who takes the upper hand in House Targaryen’s blood civil war when House of the Dragon season 2 premieres on HBO on June 16.

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Featured image: Matt Smith in “House of the Dragon.” Photograph by Courtesy HBO


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