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House of the Dragon Renewed for a Third Season

The HBO Original drama series House of the Dragon has been renewed for a third season, ahead of the launch of the second season debuting Sunday, June 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and streaming on Max.

“George, Ryan, and the rest of our incredible executive producers, cast, and crew have reached new heights with the phenomenal second season of House of the Dragon,” said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming and Head of HBO Drama Series and Films.

House of the Dragon Renewed for a Third Season

Orsi added: “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.”

House of the Dragon season two has already received critical acclaim for its “breathlessly exciting and gripping tale” (TheWrap) that “really is a return to Thrones’ golden age” (GQ). Esquire has deemed the second season “the biggest show of the summer,” while TV Guide has hailed the series as “the grandest TV available,” and Collider declared it “the best fantasy television show of the decade.”

Westeros is on the brink of a bloody civil war, with the Green and Black Councils fighting for King Aegon and Queen Rhaenyra, respectively. As each side believes theirs to be the rightful seat on the Iron Throne, the Green and Black trailers reflect those two perspectives in separate yet complementary halves of the same story.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones tells the story of House Targaryen.

The House of the Dragon Season 2 cast includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. The additional returning cast includes Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham.

New cast members for the second season include Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull, Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers, Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower, Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong, and Clinton Liberty as Addam of Hull.

Jamie Kenna as Ser Alfred Broome, Kieran Bew as Hugh, Tom Bennett as Ulf, Tom Taylor as Lord Cregan Stark, and Vincent Regan as Ser Rickard Thorne are also joining the HBO show.

George R.R. Martin is the co-creator and executive producer, and Ryan Condal is the co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer. The executive producers also include Sara Hess, Alan Taylor, Melissa Bernstein, Kevin de la Noy, Loni Peristere, and Vince Gerardis.

House of the Dragon Renewed for a Third Season