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HBO Releases Chilling First Teaser Trailer for ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2

The prequel series returns summer 2024

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Still from 'House of the Dragon' season 2.
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If you've been missing House Targaryen, no need to fret, because HBO just dropped the first teaser for season two of House of the Dragon, which will premiere in summer 2024. Oh, and the network also released a few first-look photos, as well as the names of new cast members who will be joining the series.

In case you're unaware, House of the Dragon takes place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and it follows the decline of the House Targaryen.

Its first season was praised, with 9 Emmy nominations and a 93 percent “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes. It also opened with the biggest premiere in HBO history.

Now, the fantasy drama is returning, and it looks like we can expect plenty more action following the death of King Viserys at the end of season one. “The war will be fought, many will die and the victor will eventually ascend the throne” Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) says in the clip.

While the new trailer promises a bloody war, we can expect many new characters to appear amidst the carnage.

According to HBO, season two will feature the addition of 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, we'd learned that season two would also feature new stars 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. Meanwhile, returning members from season one 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.

Still from 'House of the Dragon.'
Ollie Upton/HBO

We couldn't be more excited.

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