House Of The Dragon season 2 premiere date officially confirmed: Game Of Thrones prequel returns earlier than anticipated by fans

House Of The Dragon season 2 premiere date officially confirmed: Game Of Thrones prequel returns earlier than anticipated by fans

The return date of HBO hit series House Of The Dragon has been confirmed.

The Game Of Thrones prequel’s first season – which was made up of 10-epiosdes – was released on August 21 in 2022. 

It drew in major ratings on its first episode – earning a whopping 10million viewers, which lead to the season 2 renewal within just weeks of the premiere episode.

Each of the House Of Dragons season one episodes were watched by an average of 29million viewers in the US. 

And now fans won’t have to wait much longer for season two as it will premiere on Sky Atlantic on June 17.

House Of The Dragon season 2 premiere date officially confirmed: Game Of Thrones prequel returns earlier than anticipated by fans

The return date of HBO hit series House Of The Dragon has been confirmed on Sunday

The Game Of Thrones sequel first season was released, which was made up of 10-epiosdes, on August 21, 2022 and was viewed by over 29million viewers

The Game Of Thrones sequel first season was released, which was made up of 10-epiosdes, on August 21, 2022 and was viewed by over 29million viewers

The series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood novels.

The first season featured many different time jumps, including a 10-year jump between episode 5 and 6, though that won’t happen in season two.

Showrunner Ryan Condal, who co-created the series with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin confirmed in a Deadline interview that there are no more jumps.

‘I will say, as a reward to our wonderful audience for following us through all the time jumps and recasts, they are done,” Condal said.

‘We tell the story in real time from here forward. The actors are playing these characters until the end. We’re not recasting anybody. We’re not making any huge jumps forward in time. We are now in the Dance of the Dragons, and we’re gonna tell that story,’ he added.

HBO confirmed in December that season two will span just eight episodes, two fewer than the 10-episode first season. 

Filming on season two began in May last year despite the writers’ strike in the US as production moved forward in the UK, according to a source for Variety.

An insider told the publication that scripts for the series had already been completed for some time and that it would have no effect on filming.

And now fans won't have to wait much longer for season two as it will premiere on Sky Atlantic on June 17th

And now fans won’t have to wait much longer for season two as it will premiere on Sky Atlantic on June 17th

The series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and is based on George R.R. Martin's Fire & Blood novels

The series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and is based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood novels

Filming was also not affected by the Screen Actors Guild strike – due to local union rules.

The cast of the show is primarily composed of British actors working under Equity contracts, rather than SAG-AFTRA. 

Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy will all be reprising their roles for season two, along with Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans.

The series will also see some new characters Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers, Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong, Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower and Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull.

Viewers can expect to see more conflicts and infighting within the Targaryen family as the show charts the eventual downfall of their rule (and their dragons) and their descent into civil war.

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