Our last report from inside HBO’s production of House of the Dragon stated that they’d started filming their second season 6 months ago. It looks like fans of the Game of Thrones prequel show from the Westeros universe won’t have to wait too long now though, according to updates from insiders.
As per a report by Variety, entertainment reporters were treated to a conference and a viewing of a trailer, where HBO network head Casey Bloys was in attendance.
Bloys announced during the press event that, indeed, season 2 of House of the Dragon has wrapped production. While the media in attendance were not permitted to reveal contents of the early trailer they saw, other details were made available to report.
There will be no time jumps through the season, there will be 8 episodes in all, and House Stark will be featured in the storyline. Further, fans can also expect the new season to drop in early summer 2024.
When House of the Dragon’s season 1 aired its final episode, the first shot in what would become the monumental, “Dance of the Dragons” event had been fired. In the history of the dynastic Targaryen kings, this started the civil war that would eventually spell the decline and extinction of all dragons in Westeros and the world of A Song of Ice and Fire.
HBO’s Bloys also revealed that the first episode of season 2 would be titled “A Son for a Son,” referencing the fall of Prince Luke, the poor doomed son of Queen Rhaenyra, in what was apparently an “accidental” devouring by the dragon Vhagar.
While House of the Dragon’s season 2 was able to continue shooting because they’d begun production before the events of the WGA and the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike (and were not in the US), HBO’s other series have been put on hold. This includes A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, their other scheduled Westeros spinoff, which is now scheduled to hopefully begin shooting by next spring.
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