HBO has confirmed today (via SFFGazette.com) that production has commenced on the highly anticipated second season of House of the Dragon at Leavesden Studios in the United Kingdom.
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.
"House of the Dragon has returned," Ryan Condal, the show's co-creator and executive producer, said announcing the news. "We are thrilled to be shooting again with members of our original family as well as new talents on both sides of the camera."
"All your favorite characters will soon be conspiring at the council tables, marching with their armies, and riding their dragons into battle," he continued. "We can't wait to share what we have in store."
During House of the Dragon's first season, HBO set up a successful on-set shadowing and mentorship program for production trainees.
Now that filming is underway on season two, the prequel series 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.
It's also been revealed that season 2's cast will include Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.
Additional returning actors include Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham.
Are you looking forward to House of the Dragon's return? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section and check out the first behind-the-scenes look at season 2 below. We're assuming you don't need us to tell you which throne that is...