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First Trailer for ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2

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  • ‘House of the Dragon’ has a first Season 2 trailer online.
  • The ‘Game of Thrones’ spin-off follows the war within House Targaryen.
  • The series will be back in the summer.

If the end of ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 1 teased that war was on the way, the trailer for Season 2 confirms that it has well and truly landed on big, scaly legs to roar in our faces.

The first spin-off from ‘Game of Thrones’ follows the brutal events years before the original series’ storyline and is full of the sort of chaos we’ve come to expect from George R.R. Martin’s fantastical drama.

And taking advantage of the fact that most of its cast are covered by British acting unions rather than SAG-AFTRA (and that its scripts were written before the WGA industrial action) to shoot during the strikes, the second season is closer to finished than some other shows.

Which means we can expect plenty of dragon action so soar across our screens next year. Plus, there’s scope for more family in-fighting and weird sexy times.

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What’s the story of ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2?

Matt Smith in HBO's 'House of the Dragon.'

Matt Smith in HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon.’ Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO.

Continuing the story adapted from Martin’s prequel novel, ‘Fire & Blood’, the show is set 200 years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ tells the violent story of House Targaryen.

Season 2 picks up after the fateful events of the first as Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) and Alicent Hightower’s (Olivia Cooke) forces go head to head — well, dragon to dragon. The trailer shows Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) suiting up in his impressive armor, knights on horseback, soldiers burning alive and several of the main characters riding their dragons into battle.

Who else is in ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2?

Olivia Cooke in HBO's 'House of the Dragon.'

Olivia Cooke in HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon.’ Photograph by Theo Whitman/HBO.

The rest of the returning cast includes Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. Additional returning cast includes Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall and Matthew Needham.

Fans are also excited to see some new faces, including Clinton Liberty as Addam of Hull, Jamie Kenna as Ser Alfred Broome, Kieran Bew as Hugh, Tom Bennett as Ulf, Tom Taylor as Lord Cregan Stark, and Vincent Regan as Ser Rickard Thorne. Previously announced new season two cast includes 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.

When will ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 be on screens?

Emma D’Arcy in HBO's 'House of the Dragon.'

Emma D’Arcy in HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon.’ Photograph by Theo Whitman/HBO.

HBO has yet to confirm an actual date, but we do know the show will be back in summer 2024.

Ewan Mitchell in HBO's 'House of the Dragon.'

Ewan Mitchell in HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon.’ Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO.

Steve Toussaint in HBO's 'House of the Dragon.'

Steve Toussaint in HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon.’ Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO.

Rhys Ifans and Olivia Cooke in HBO's 'House of the Dragon.'

(L to R) Rhys Ifans and Olivia Cooke in HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon.’ Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO.

Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy in HBO's 'House of the Dragon.'

(L to R) Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy in HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon.’ Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO.

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