The first teaser for House of the Dragon season 2 has taken flight – and it promises to deliver a fiery and bloody war between House Targaryen’s rival factions.
Indeed, the first official footage for the sophomore season of one of the best Max shows around teases a suspense-filled second outing for the Game of Thrones prequel series. In it, we see Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen and Queen Alicent Hightower assemble their troops, allies, and fire-breathing winged beasts to rain terror down on their foes, and we expect many of the show’s new and returning characters to be caught in the crossfire.
The trailer also confirms what we already knew about House of the Dragon season 2’s release window – i.e. that it’s coming in summer 2024 (that’s autumn 2024, for anyone south of the equator). Unfortunately, a Max press release didn’t provide any further details on what we should expect from the story of the series’ sophomore outing, so we’ll have to wait for more details to emerge closer to launch.
House of the Dragon season 2 was one of the few TV shows unaffected by the 2023 writers strike, which means it’s on course to meet its mid-2024 launch, too. Alongside its fantasy cousin The Rings of Power season 2, which might arrive on Prime Video in 2024 as well, House of the Dragon was able to continue filming amid the bitter writers’ strike because it was being shot in the UK and its cast largely comprises British actors, who aren’t part of the Screen Actors Guild – aka the actors union that also went on strike in 2023.