Game of Thrones Prequel Is Back

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“House of the Dragon” is firing back up as HBO released two unique trailers for the second season of the “Game of Thrones” prequel.  

The series follows the height of the Targaryen dynasty 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones” in the fictional continent of Westeros. Season 2 of the series will officially mark the start of the Dance of the Dragons, the Targaryen civil war.

The fantasy drama series is based on author George R.R. Martin’s book “Fire & Blood,” which details the history of House Targaryen. Season 1 followed Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) in her fight to be named the chosen heir of King Viserys I (Patty Considine) and the lead-up to the war of succession between the Targaryens.

Episode 1 of Season 1 drew nearly 10 million viewers, HBO’s biggest series premiere in history. The 10-episode first season of “House of the Dragon” aired from Aug. 21 to Oct. 23, 2022. In November, HBO CEO Casey Bloys confirmed that Season 2 of the series would premiere in “early summer” 2024.

Several new faces to the series include Tom Taylor as Lord Cregan Stark, Clinton Liberty as Addam of Hull, Jamie Kenna as Ser Alfred Broome, Kieran Bew as Hugh Hammer, Tom Bennett as Ulf and Vincent Regan as Ser Rickard Thorne. Other newcomers include 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.

The returning cast includes Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Ewan Mitchell, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, Rhys Ifans, Harry Collett, Phoebe Campbell, Bethany Antonia, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall and Matthew Needham.

Martin is the co-creator and executive producer. Ryan Condal is co-creator, showrunner and executive producer. Sara Hess, Alan Taylor, Melissa Bernstein, Kevin de la Noy, Loni Peristere and Vince Gerardis are executive producers.

Watch the trailers below

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