House of The Dragon announces new cast members for season 2

While many Game Of Thrones fans have only just recovered from the ending of the original show, epic prequel House Of The Dragon came and quickly took over our lives. Since the end of the first season, there is one question that everyone has been asking: Is there going to be a House Of The Dragon season two?

So, here's everything we know about another instalment of the hit prequel, from the confirmed cast to any trailer and release date news.

Who is the cast for House Of The Dragon?

Watch out for *spoilers*! It's been confirmed that many of our favourite cast members will be returning for even more fire and blood next season. They include:

  • Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen

  • Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen

  • Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower

  • Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole

  • Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon, The Sea Snake

  • Eve Best as Rhaenys Targaryen

  • Ewan Mitchell as Aemond Targaryen

  • Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon II Targaryen

  • Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower

  • Harry Collett as Jacaerys Velaryon

  • Bethany Antonia as Baela Targaryen

  • Phoebe Campbell as Rhaena Targaryen

  • Phia Saban as Helaena Targaryen

  • Jefferson Hall as Jason Lannister

  • Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria, The White Worm

For eagle-eyed superfans, yes, this means Mysaria is alive despite her home being set on fire at the end of season one! There are also some new brand cast members joining season two, here's who they are and who they'll be playing.

  • Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong

  • Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower, Queen Alicent's brother

  • Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers

  • Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull

Has House Of The Dragon season 2 started filming?

Yes! Filming for season two began on 11 April, 2023 with the exciting news being announced on Twitter.

"House of the Dragon has returned," said new showrunner Ryan Condal. "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."

What have the House Of The Dragon cast said about a season 2?

Fabien Frankel, who plays Criston Cole, teased some potential conversations about season two, in a chat with Radio Times. "We've had conversations and we had conversations in the beginning but obviously things are so subject to change," he said. "If I'm honest, I went to the pub with [showrunner] Miguel [Sapochnik] two months ago. He teased me some things.

"He told me that I should hang out with one person in particular and I'm not going to say who that is obviously but he did say, 'I want you and this person to spend some time together and get to know each other.' So, yeah I'm excited to do that."

house of the dragon season 2 expected release date, cast, trailer and more

What's House Of The Dragon season 2's expected release date?

House Of The Dragon season 2's release date hasn't been confirmed yet, but the new season has started production, which means it's at least on the way! Though filming isn’t expected to end until summer 2023, fans are hoping a 2024 release date is on the cards.

For context, season one was commissioned in October 2019, with casting beginning in July 2020 and principal photography starting in April 2021 in the United Kingdom. The series premiered on 21st August, 2022.

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