Get ready because dragons are about to fly. According to a release from HBO, production has begun on season two of House of the Dragon , the epic Game of Thrones prequel series. Although we don’t expect to see the series grace our screens until 2024, we’re excited to know that the Iron Throne is back in action. And presumably, soon, we’ll see dragons flying in the skies of the United Kingdom. The House of the Dragon dragons are real, right?

House of the Dragon season two has begun production

Ryan Condal, House of the Dragon‘s Co-Creator and Showrunner shares of season two:

House of the Dragon has returned. We are thrilled to be shooting again with members of our original family as well as new talents on both sides of the camera. All your favorite characters will soon be conspiring at the council tables, marching with their armies, and riding their dragons into battle. We can’t wait to share what we have in store. 

House of the Dragon season two will surely waste no time in heating up its adventures. We may see fewer episodes in the show’s second season. But we have no doubt they will each contain a ton of story and action. Season one left us with many questions, after all, and a whole lot of drama. As always, when family becomes involved in Game of Thrones‘ world, fire and blood will follow.

Condal further notes via Deadline:

I’m excited to pick up where we left off… Now we get to fall into the more traditional rhythms of storytelling and Game of Thrones. We’ve always talked about this particular tale, George [R.R. Martin] has too, of being a Shakespearean or Greek tragedy. This series is very much about a house tearing itself apart from within. Now that all those pieces have been set on the board, I’m really excited to tell the next chapter, to see what happens now that Viserys is gone and no longer keeping a lid on things.

A release shares that season two cast will include “Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. Additional returning cast includes Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham.” Although it seemed like Sonoya Mizuno’s Mysaria, the White Worm, did not survive season one, it appears she will return after all.

We can’t wait to learn more about House of the Dragon season two. Hopefully, we’ll even see a release date sometime soon.

Originally published on April 11, 2023.