‘House of the Dragon’ Renewed For Season 3 Ahead Of Season 2 Debut

Before Season 2 of House of the Dragon even hits the small screens, HBO has confirmed that the Game of Thrones prequel will return for Season 3. This announcement ensures fans more enthralling drama and a continued deep dive into the legacy of the Targaryens.

The renewal was officially announced by Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming and Head of HBO Drama Series and Films.

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“George [R.R. Martin], Ryan [Condal], and the rest of our incredible executive producers, cast, and crew, have reached new heights with the phenomenal second season,” Orsi praised the upcoming season for its grand scale and emotional depth, “We are in awe of the dragon-sized effort the entire team has put into the creation of a spectacular season two, with a scope and scale that is only rivaled by its heart. We could not be more thrilled to continue the story of House Targaryen and watch this team burn bright again for season three.”

The series, set two centuries before the events of Game of Thrones, has captivated audiences, averaging 29 million viewers in its debut season. The strong viewership and critical acclaim have provided HBO with the confidence to further extend the series’ run.

Season 2 of House of the Dragon continues with a stark conflict between ‘Team Green’ and ‘Team Black’, setting the stage for a tumultuous struggle over the control of Westeros. The narrative weaves the intricate politics and familial ties that are signature to the franchise.

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The upcoming season sees Ryan Condal returning as the sole showrunner, having shared responsibilities with Miguel Sapochnik in the first season. The production boasts an ensemble cast including Emma D’Arcy (Hanna), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), and Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), with newcomers such as Abubakar Salim and Gayle Rankin joining the robust lineup.

With such a rich story yet to unfold, the renewal for House of the Dragon Season 3 promises fans of the series an extended exploration into the lore of the Targaryens, their dragons, and their battle for supremacy in the mythical land of Westeros.

House of the Dragon Season 2 is set to premiere on 17 June on HBO GO.