House of the Dragon Season 2 already greenlit

After the massive success of the premiere episode of House of the Dragon, HBO have already confirmed that a second season will be released. HBO executive vice president of programming Francesca Orsi released a statement confirming the new season and the confidence they have in the people continuing to tell these compelling stories.

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“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,” Orsi said. “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.”

Orsi sang the praises of the creative team behind House of the Dragon, confirming that the series about Westeros’ infamous dragon rider family is in HBO’s long term plans.

Even if this news isn’t a great shock, it’s nice for House of the Dragon fans to hear official word that the series will return to continue the story of the Targaryen civil war. The announcement should also assure fans that the first season’s table-setting will be well rewarded with massive battles and even more plotting and backstabbing in the show’s future.

There’s no word yet on when House of the Dragon’s second season will air, but based on Game of Thrones’ schedule, it seems likely that season 2 will premiere sometime in 2023.

George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal and co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik have been openly talking about season 2 for several months now, giving the show’s future seasons off-hand mentions during events like San Diego Comic-Con. But more importantly, House of the Dragon is HBO’s biggest play. It’s the network’s most prestigious show and, despite some very silly concern-trolling, is a prequel to one of the most popular and widely loved series in television history.