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HBO Launches Two New ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Trailers

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  • Two new trailers have landed for ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series ‘House of the Dragon’s second season.
  • Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke and Matt Smith are among the returning actors.
  • The new season launches on June 16th on HBO and Max.

Have you chosen your side yet? No, not in the elections for later this year, this is for something far more important: the civil war that has ripped House Targaryen asunder in ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series ‘House of the Dragon’.

HBO has been making sure that we’re all aware that the new season of ‘Dragon’ is headed our way atop a roaring, fire-breathing dragon this coming June (so now might be a good time to buy a flame-retardant TV).

The new season of the show, which chronicles the internecine chaos that befalls the powerful house years before we meet the ‘Thrones’ characters, promises to be even more full of war and big character speeches than the first.

And to keep that in our minds, we’re all being asked which side we support by watching one of two new trailers for the show, which feature footage either focused on Olivia Cooke’s Queen Alicent or Emma D’Arcy’s Princess Rhaenyra, both of whom have claims to the throne. Don’t worry; you can watch both if you want to get the full effect.

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

Tom Glynn-Carney in 'House of the Dragon' season 2.

Tom Glynn-Carney in ‘House of the Dragon’ season 2. Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO.

Continuing the story adapted from George R. R. 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.

Alicent believes her son, Aegon II (Tom Glynn-Carney), born of the recently deceased King Aegon is the rightful heir to the big chair. Not so Rhaenyra, who is firmly of the opinion that her late father meant for her to take his place and bring order to Westeros.

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

(L to R) Bethany Antonia and Phoebe Campbell in 'House of the Dragon' season 2.

(L to R) Bethany Antonia and Phoebe Campbell in ‘House of the Dragon’ season 2. Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO.

The rest of the returning cast includes Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, 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?

The show touches down for its second season premiere on HBO (and streaming service Max) on June 16th.

Matt Smith in 'House of the Dragon' season 2.

Matt Smith in ‘House of the Dragon’ season 2. Photograph by Theo Whitman/HBO.

Harry Collett, Emma D’Arcy, and Oscar Eskinazi in 'House of the Dragon' season 2.

(L to R) Harry Collett, Emma D’Arcy, and Oscar Eskinazi in ‘House of the Dragon’ season 2. Photograph by Theo Whitman/HBO.

Olivia Cooke in 'House of the Dragon' season 2.

Olivia Cooke in ‘House of the Dragon’ season 2. Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO.

Phia Saban in 'House of the Dragon' season 2.

Phia Saban in ‘House of the Dragon’ season 2. Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO.

Sonoya Mizuno in 'House of the Dragon' season 2.

Sonoya Mizuno in ‘House of the Dragon’ season 2. Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO.

Fabien Frankel and Ewan Mitchell in 'House of the Dragon' season 2.

(L to R) Fabien Frankel and Ewan Mitchell in ‘House of the Dragon’ season 2. Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO.

Steve Toussaint and Eve Best in 'House of the Dragon' season 2.

(L to R) Steve Toussaint and Eve Best in ‘House of the Dragon’ season 2. Photograph by Ollie Upton/HBO.

'House of the Dragon' season 2.

‘House of the Dragon’ season 2. Photograph Courtesy of HBO.

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