HBO announced today that production has started on the highly-anticipated House of the Dragon Season 2 at Leavesden Studios in the United Kingdom.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the HBO Original drama series, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.
“House of the Dragon has returned. We are thrilled to be shooting again with members of our original family as well as new talents on both sides of the camera,” said co-creator, showrunner and executive producer Ryan Condal.
“All your favorite characters will soon be conspiring at the council tables, marching with their armies, and riding their dragons into battle. We can’t wait to share what we have in store.”
In its first season of production, House of the Dragon set up a successful on-set shadowing and mentorship program for production trainees.
Now that filming is under way on House of the Dragon Season 2, the production has once again opened its doors to WBD Access Directors Shadows, giving two emerging directors, B Welby and Ebele Tate, the chance to hone their skills and learn from one of the finest crews in the industry.
The second season of the series stars 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.
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, Vince Gerardis.
“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,” said Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming, Head of HBO Drama Series and Films.
“A huge thank you to George, Ryan, and Miguel 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.”
“House of the Dragon features an incredibly talented cast and crew who poured their heart and soul into the production, and we’re ecstatic with viewers’ positive response,” said Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer, HBO & HBO Max.
“We look forward to sharing with audiences what else George, Ryan, and Miguel have in store for them this season.”