To absolutely nobody’s surprise, HBO has just officially announced the official renewal of its new hit House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones. Just the first episode of new series has hit 20 million views in the US alone across all platforms.
Francesca Orsi, executive VP of HBO programming commented in a press release: “We are beyond proud of what the entire House of the Dragon team has accomplished with season one. Our phenomenal cast and crew undertook a massive challenge and exceeded all expectations, delivering a show that has already established itself as must-see-TV.
She continues: “A huge thank you [to co-creator and executive producer George R.R. Martin and co-creator and showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik] for leading us on this journey. We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two.”
When does House of the Dragon Season 2 start filming?
Back in May, we reported that Season 2 was already in development by the writing team and later, in June, we were told that the target window for House of the Dragon‘s production start was the second half of 2022, particularly November.
Since then things have changed a little bit. Now we’re hearing that pre-production for Season 2 of House of the Dragon is set to begin in September/October, while filming itself may get pushed to January 2023.
The dates are not yet concrete, so at this stage they are always fluid and subject to change. If they do end up being ahead of schedule, they can really start in November/December.
Still, even with a potential January date, a 2024 release date is most sound. It would be near impossible for HBO to deliver Season 2 in 2023, looking at how long Season 1 took.
We cannot wait for House of the Dragon‘s rest of the season and for Season 2 news. If you like The Witcher too, we invite you to read or main category where we closely follow the production of Season 3 and the other spinoffs.