House of the Dragon chronicles the rise and fall of House Targaryen, and its second season will capture their darkest days. HBO dropped the first teaser trailer for the show’s second season, which sees the members of the noble family gearing up for the Dance of the Dragons.
Following the death of King Viserys at the end of the show’s first season, the surviving members of his family quickly jumped at each other’s throats, while trying to justify their claim for the Iron Throne.
King Viserys’ wife Queen Alicent Hightower conspired to have her son crowned as the next king, starting the war with the late king’s first-born daughter Rhaenyra Targaryen, who was his heir apparent. The battle between these two factions will lead to what’s known as the Dance of the Dragons, the deadly war of succession that resulted in the Targaryens’ fall from grace.
Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Rhys Ifans will return to their respective roles from the show’s first season. They’ll be joined by several new cast members, including Gayle Rankin, Simon Russell Beale, Freddie Fox, and Abubakar Salim.
House of the Dragon will return to HBO in mid-2024, and its release date is yet to be set.