The highly-anticipated second season of HBO’s “House of the Dragon” is set to begin filming in March. The series, which is based on the “Fire & Blood” book by George R.R. Martin and is set centuries before the events of “A Game of Thrones,” will film in various locations in England and Spain, including London and Cáceres.
The show’s producer, George R.R. Martin, will be joined by Sara Hess, Vince Gerardis, and Miguel Sapochnik as executive producers, with Ryan Condal serving as showrunner. Alan Taylor is set to direct the series, with Kevin de la Noy as the production manager and Kate Rhodes James and Jeanie Bacharach as casting directors.
The series will follow the Targaryen family and will focus on King Viserys Targaryen, played by Paddy Considine, who was chosen by the lords of Westeros to succeed the Old King, Jaehaerys Targaryen, at the Great Council at Harrenhal. The cast also includes Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.
“House of the Dragon” is set to premiere on HBO Max, and fans are eagerly awaiting the return of the hit series. The show’s first season received critical acclaim, and viewers are excited to see what season two has in store. More information about the series, including an official premiere date, will be announced in the coming months.
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Kate Rhodes James and Jeanie Bacharach are both in charge of casting for the second season of House of the Dragon. James has been posting cryptic casting calls on the KRJ Casting’s Twitter account. Check there for the latest casting calls or use the contact information below to inquire.
House of the Dragon Season 1 Recap
The first season of “The Heirs of the Dragon” follows the story of old King Jaehaerys I Targaryen as he convenes a Great Council to choose an heir after the death of both his sons. The Westerosi lords ultimately select Jaehaerys’ eldest grandson, Prince Viserys, over Princess Rhaenys, the eldest grandchild.
In the early years of Viserys’ reign, the kingdom is focused on the celebration of Queen Aemma Arryn’s pregnancy, with the king confident that she is carrying his long-awaited male heir. However, the Small Council disregards warnings from Master of Ships Lord Corlys Velaryon about the threat of the Triarchy, an alliance of Essos’ Free Cities, to the Westerosi shipping lanes.
As the story progresses, tensions rise between Viserys and his brother and heir, Prince Daemon, with Hand of the King Ser Otto Hightower criticizing Daemon’s brutality as the City Watch commander. This tension comes to a head at a tournament organized by Viserys, where young, common-born knight Ser Criston Cole outcompetes Daemon.
Tragedy strikes when Queen Aemma dies in childbirth and their newborn son, Baelon, also passes away shortly after. Viserys refuses to appoint a new heir, until Ser Otto reveals that Daemon had mockingly styled Baelon as “The Heir for a Day.” Outraged, Viserys banishes Daemon from King’s Landing and appoints his only living child, Princess Rhaenyra, as heir to the Iron Throne.
As the season comes to a close, Rhaenyra faces challenges as she takes on her role as heir, including illegal occupation of Dragonstone by her banished uncle Daemon and threats from the Triarchy. She must also navigate political alliances and her own relationships as she fights to secure her place on the Iron Throne.