Following her son’s tragic demise in the first season finale, Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) and Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) asset the stage for a riveting conflict, calling for retribution with blood and fire in the official teaser of the second season of House of the Dragon. The new trailer was released by HBO during its CCXP23 panel in São Paulo, Brazil.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the HBO Original series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.
The first season is up for nine Emmys in January 2024, including Outstanding Drama Series – a category it won at the 2023 Golden Globes.
Matt Smith is back in his Critics Choice-nominated role as Daemon Targaryen, as is Emma D’Arcy in her Golden Globe-nominated role as Rhaenyra Targaryen. Olivia Cooke, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans also return.
New cast members this season include 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 BAFTA nominee Abubakar Salim (Father in Raised by Wolves) as Alyn of Hull, Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers (Sheila the She-Wolf in GLOW), Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower, and two-time BAFTA winner Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong.
The eight-episode second season debuts summer 2024 on HBO and will be coming express from the US to M-Net and Showmax.