HOUSE OF THE DRAGON: Westeros Rides To War In Epic New Season 2 Trailer For GAME OF THRONES Prequel

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON: Westeros Rides To War In Epic New Season 2 Trailer For GAME OF THRONES Prequel HOUSE OF THE DRAGON: Westeros Rides To War In Epic New Season 2 Trailer For GAME OF THRONES Prequel

The Greens and The Blacks go to war in the first full-length trailer for House of the Dragon season 2, and this sneak peek brings plenty of epic action to Westeros as the "Dance of the Dragons" beckons.

By JoshWilding - May 14, 2024 01:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Game of Thrones

HBO has released the first full-length trailer for House of the Dragon season 2 (via, and brace yourselves because it's epic. In the newly released footage, we see more of the scheming which continues in Westeros as war beckons between Queen Alicent Hightower and Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen. 

The Targaryen civil war known as the "Dance of the Dragons" is nearly upon us and this sneak peek does a phenomenal job of setting the stage for the conflict to come.

All the major players are highlighted, with the sneak peek ending on a suitably epic note as Rhaenyra stands tall with Syrax looming large behind her. Who will prevail? Book readers (and most Game of Thrones fans) will know, but we won't spoil anything here,

"The first season was so much about the royal family, that 1 percent of the upper 1 percent that rules this world. All the people in the show that had POVs essentially had silver hair," House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal recently said of expanding Game of Thrones lore with season 2.

"What I think was missing from season 1 - not by omission, it was simply because it was not relevant to the story - is more common folk, the small folk of this world, that bring a certain color and texture. A lot of the fun and the conflict and the humor that came out of the original Game of Thrones was thrusting high nobility into a room with Bronn [Jerome Flynn] or the Hound [Rory McCann]." 

Filling that void will be Abubakar Salim and Clinton Liberty as Alyn and Addam of Hul. A new look at them can also be found below courtesy of Entertainment Weekly.

The cast of House of the Dragon season 2 includes Matt Smith (Daemon Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower), Emma D'Arcy (Rhaenyra Targaryen), Eve Best (Rhaenys Targaryen), Steve Toussaint (Corlys Velaryon), Fabien Frankel (Criston Cole), Ewan Mitchell (Aemond Targaryen), Tom Glynn-Carney (Aegon Targaryen), Sonoya Mizuno (Mysaria), and Rhys Ifans (Otto Hightower). 

Also returning this season are actors Harry Collett (Jacaerys Velaryon), Bethany Antonia (Baela Targaryen), Phoebe Campbell (Rhaena Targaryen), Phia Saban (Queen Helaena Targaryen), Jefferson Hall (Lord Jason Lannister/Ser Tyland Lannister), and Matthew Needham (Larys Strong)

Clinton Liberty (Addam of Hull), Jamie Kenna (Ser Alfred Broome), Kieran Bew (Hugh), Tom Bennett (Ulf), Tom Taylor (Lord Cregan Stark), Vincent Regan (Ser Rickard Thorne), Abubakar Salim (Alyn of Hull), Gayle Rankin (Alys Rivers), Freddie Fox (Ser Gwayne Hightower), and Simon Russell Beale (Ser Simon Strong) have all also joined the cast.

The series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and tells the story of House Targaryen. House of the Dragon is based on Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin, and is co-creator and executive producer along with Ryan Condal, who serves as showrunner. The executive producers of this new season are Sara Hess, Alan Taylor, Melissa Bernstein, Kevin de la Noy, Loni Peristere and Vince Gerardis. 

House of the Dragon returns to HBO and Max on June 16.

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Nomis929 - 5/14/2024, 1:32 PM

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Vigor - 5/14/2024, 1:32 PM
Excited as ever
MrDandy - 5/14/2024, 1:35 PM
Lol! You know that HBO timed this deliberately with the RoP trailer. Petty but funny. Way more excited for this. I really liked season 1. A solid return to form for Game of Thrones.
soberchimera - 5/14/2024, 1:48 PM
@MrDandy - Amazon is at least smart enough to release S2 of RoP AFTER HotD finishes this time haha. I didn't really care for either show, but HotD was without a doubt better written at least.
McMurdo - 5/14/2024, 1:41 PM
Much like the first season, which was brilliant (both in characterization and story) , this looks just as fantastic.

When you compare the dialogue in this trailer to the Rings of Power s2 trailer... You can really tell which series needs a shakeup in the screenplay department.
EZBeast - 5/14/2024, 1:42 PM
My second most anticipated show of the year!!!
Shivermetimbers - 5/14/2024, 4:27 PM
@EZBeast - Ok, I will take the bait. What is the first?
EZBeast - 5/14/2024, 4:32 PM
@Shivermetimbers - wasn't baiting. I actually just didn't want to sound like I was a squealing fan boy with anticipation for this but I think I'm looking forward to arcane season 2 more.
Shivermetimbers - 5/14/2024, 5:23 PM
@EZBeast - Never even heard of that, but you've peaked my interest. I will check that out.
EZBeast - 5/14/2024, 6:09 PM
@Shivermetimbers - ?si=mzOc2ASTob2tGpxt it is an animated series based off of league of legends. I had never played the games, never saw the trailer before I watched, and only checked it out because I had read a positive review about it. I'm so glad I checked it out because it was such a damn good story with great characters, beautiful animation, gripping moments of intrigue and action. Haven't stopped thinking about it sinced I watched the first season 2 years ago!
Malatrova15 - 5/14/2024, 1:43 PM
ok but cast the person
Th3Batman - 5/14/2024, 1:46 PM
HBO just kicked Amazon and their Rings of Power into the dirt.
mountainman - 5/14/2024, 1:48 PM
House of the Dragon is by far the best fantasy show on TV. Second best is Percy Jackson and that is behind by a mile. Rings of Power, Wheel of Time, and Witcher are all 💩
Th3Batman - 5/14/2024, 1:55 PM
@mountainman - I just finished watching all of Game of Thrones for the very first time. What an amazing piece of television that was. I can't wait to see this once all 4 seasons are released (not a fan of waiting between seasons).
FireandBlood - 5/14/2024, 2:52 PM
@mountainman - Best show on TV, full stop
mountainman - 5/14/2024, 2:59 PM
@FireandBlood - Currently it quite likely is. Shogun was amazing, but it was a limited series so it’s tough to compare the two.

Look at us! 🙏
FireandBlood - 5/14/2024, 3:07 PM
@mountainman - Shogun was amazing, wasn’t it? What a show.
mountainman - 5/14/2024, 3:21 PM
@FireandBlood - Absolutely amazing. Funny enough, I was bashing Anna Sawai in Monarch, but loved her in this. Shows it was writing and not her acting.
FireandBlood - 5/14/2024, 3:45 PM
@mountainman - Haven’t seen Monarch but tbh, all that Kaiju stuff doesn’t interest me too much. She was great in Shogun, tho.
Doomsday8888 - 5/14/2024, 1:49 PM
Showing where true powers lies, heh.
GhostDog - 5/14/2024, 1:50 PM
CINEMA on tv
ModHaterSLADE - 5/14/2024, 2:14 PM
Damn good TV right here.
BlackStar25 - 5/14/2024, 2:16 PM
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Shivermetimbers - 5/14/2024, 4:28 PM
@BlackStar25 - No doubt! I might buy a new TV just before this comes out so I can enjoy it even more.
AnthonyVonGeek - 5/14/2024, 2:18 PM
This and The Righteous Gemstones are probably my 2 favorite modern series.
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bkmeijer1 - 5/14/2024, 2:40 PM
This looks a lot better than Rings of Power. Despite it being fantasy, this looks real. Rings of Power looked too digital. Here's hoping both have great writing in their respective second seasons.
FireandBlood - 5/14/2024, 2:52 PM
AvalonX - 5/14/2024, 2:56 PM
Might be the one show we all agree is great.
SATW42 - 5/14/2024, 4:05 PM
@AvalonX - I'll ruin it. I"m meh on it. I watched I think 5 episodes and then forgot one week and never cared enough to go back. Just didn't grab me. Not a bad show, but didn't hook me in.
Shivermetimbers - 5/14/2024, 4:29 PM
@SATW42 - The original Game of Thrones did that for me too. Then years later I went back and watched up to whatever the current season was at the time and it became my all time favorite show.
AvalonX - 5/14/2024, 6:57 PM
@SATW42 - I dont think that an unreasonable take. I think this season will pick up a bit now that all the background stuff is done.
PC04 - 5/14/2024, 3:28 PM
hot damn! I can't wait for this.
marvel72 - 5/14/2024, 6:42 PM
Looks fantastic to me.
RegularPoochie - 5/14/2024, 7:08 PM
For people who doesn't know what is going to happen. I knew every fricking scene that was going on and what they lead up to in the following 2 last seasons and what happens next, let me tell you something. You... Are.. Not... FRICKIIIIIIN READYYYYYYY!!!!!!! LET'S FRICKIN GOOOOOO!

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NinnesMBC - 5/15/2024, 1:48 AM
I could maybe get into this if I could fire the book first. It's proving hard to find.
RegularPoochie - 5/15/2024, 4:04 AM
@NinnesMBC - what book?
RegularPoochie - 5/16/2024, 9:43 PM
@NinnesMBC - And sorry to bother you again, but what I meant was, are you talking about the Fire & Blood novel? Wll this series kinda is that, but it covers the only the Dance of the Dragons, but the Aegon conquest is coming later as you know and a series about Rhaegar and Lyanna's story. I mean It think the Rhaegar/Lyanna isn't confirmed, but kinda is, because Martin said that he want's a show about that.

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