Recent reports hint that the second season of House of the Dragon will catch viewers right from the off, keeping on par with the dramatic conclusion of season one. Despite the Hollywood strikes, the show continues its production smoothly as majority of its stars are not part of SAG-AFTRA. Moreover, fans are eager to uncover more about the new season, especially how it will weave the story around Prince Lucerys Velaryon’s death and the introduction of the intriguing characters Blood and Cheese.
A New Beginning for the Dragon House
The second season of House of the Dragon, HBO’s popular Game of Thrones spin-off, is set to start as abruptly as it ended with the first season. The recently disclosed details of the first episode from the upcoming bunch suggest that viewers are in for a thrilling ride.
House of the Dragon maintains its place as one of the major productions that continued filming amidst the current Hollywood strikes. This is possible because most of its stars are not affiliated with SAG-AFTRA, and the scripts were finished prior to the commencement of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. As we await the return of the series to HBO, details about what fans can anticipate in the next entry are gradually coming to light.
Prince Lucerys Velaryon’s Role in Season Two
Highlighting the first season finale was the untimely demise of Prince Lucerys Velaryon, son of Rhaenyra Targaryen and Ser Laenor Velaryon, who fell victim to Prince Aemond’s dragon, Vhagar. It appears that this dramatic event will play a pivotal role in setting the stage for the second season.
A Son for A Son
As per the report published by Redanian Intelligence, the premier episode of the upcoming season is titled A Son for a Son. This refers to the letter Daemon Targaryen penned to Rhaenyra Targaryen after her son’s death, vowing that “An eye for an eye, a son for a son. Lucerys will be avenged.”
This plot point appears fitting given the delicate state of the Targaryen family’s ties and Daemon’s vengeful nature. However, there’s more in store for viewers.
Blood and Cheese to Join House of the Dragon
Earlier this year, writer Sara Hess hinted at the inclusion of two pivotal characters from George R. R. Martin’s source material—Blood and Cheese—in the second season. These characters play a significant role in exacting Daemon and Rhaenyra’s vengeance against Queen Alicent, Prince Aemond, King Aegon II, and his entire family following Lucerys’ death. Their introduction aligns perfectly with the recently revealed details.
Supplementing the report from Redanian Intelligence, further details leaked about the premiere episode of season two. The report suggests Daemon could infiltrate King’s Landing under the shroud of night, most probably on a vengeance spree.
Long Awaited Return
Despite not having a set premiere date, the second season of House of the Dragon is likely to return next year, considering the lengthy post-production time. This brings hope to HBO since major shows like The Last of Us or The White Lotus have delayed filming for their upcoming installments due to the striking Hollywood industry.