House of the Dragon season 2 and 6 new TV shows coming to HBO in 2024

House of the Dragon, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and The Penguin headline the list of good HBO shows coming in 2024.
Emma D'Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon season 2
Emma D'Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon season 2 /
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It's going to be a weird year for HBO and MAX. There are a bunch of big shows coming to HBO in 2024, but a few of the biggest TV shows are sitting out 2024 and will instead premiere in 2025. We're talking about The White Lotus season 3, Euphoria season 3, And Just Like That season 3, The Last of Us season 2, and Welcome to Derry.

There are still a bunch of big HBO shows coming in 2024. We picked seven of the biggest titles on the way this year. Let's get the list started with the biggest shows of 2024, House of the Dragon season 2.

House of the Dragon season 2

Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen in House of the Dragon season 2 - Credit: HBO /
  • Estimated Release Date: Summer 2024
  • Created by: Ryan Condal and George R. R. Martin
  • Cast: Matt Smith, Emma D'Arcy, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Jefferson Hall, Olivia Cooke, Harry Collett, Tom Glynn-Carney, Ewan Mitchell, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, and more

House of the Dragon season 2 returns in 2024. HBO announced the new season premieres this summer. We still don't know the release date yet, but that should be coming soon. It's been a long time between seasons. The first season premiered in the summer of 2022, so we're expecting about two full years between the first and second seasons.

At the end of the first season, war is coming to Westeros. In the fallout of King Viserys I Targaryen's death, the infighting among the Targaryens has already begun. It's Rhaenyra and Daemon in one corner, and Alicent Hightower and her family in the other, and a lot of dragons in between. We can't wait to see what's going to happen in the new season.

Overall, it seems like House of the Dragon is one of the favorites for the award season. The first season was nominated for a few awards, but it was in the same categories as Succession. Because of the strike delays, there will be typical favorites to win at the Emmys that won't be eligible next cycle.

Unfortunately, the second season is also two episodes shorter than the first season. It's fine, of course, but I loved how the series followed the original Game of Thrones seasons. The series is based on George R.R. Martin's Fire & Blood, so if you want to know what happens. You can get started now and hopefully finish by the time the show premieres.

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