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House of the Dragon: Dance of the Dragons Ignites!

House of the Dragon: Dance of the Dragons Ignites!
Published 1 months ago on Mar 21, 2024

House of the Dragon: Fire and Fury in Season 2 as Targaryen Civil War Ignites.

House of the Dragon: Fire and Fury in Season 2 as Targaryen Civil War Ignites

HBO's hit fantasy series "House of the Dragon" is gearing up for a fiery Season 2, premiering on June 16th. The stakes have never been higher as the Targaryen dynasty faces a brutal civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.

To heighten the anticipation,  HBO released two unique trailers on Thursday, each focusing on a key faction:

A Dance of Fire and Blood

Set 200 years before the events of "Game of Thrones," Season 2 delves into the Targaryen civil war, a conflict fueled by conflicting claims to the Iron Throne. The death of Rhaenyra's son, Lucerys, at the hands of Aemond in the Season 1 finale ignites the flames of war. Both sides are now amassing allies, dragons, and weapons for a bloody showdown.

New Alliances and Familiar Faces

The trailers hint at intriguing developments:

  • King Aegon's Consolidation of Power: The young king seems determined to solidify his hold on the throne, much to the dismay of Rhaenyra.
  • Return to Winterfell: The snowy home of the Starks, ruled by Cregan Stark (Tom Taylor), might play a crucial role in the coming conflict.

Fan-favorite characters like Rhaenyra, Alicent, Daemon, and Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) will return for Season 2. Additionally, several exciting new actors join the cast, including:

  • Tom Taylor as Lord Cregan Stark, a powerful Northern lord.
  • New Targaryen blood with actors like Ewan Mitchell as the ruthless Prince Aemond.
  • Expanded roles for the Velaryon family, led by Steve Toussaint as Corlys Velaryon.

Building on a Record-Breaking Premiere

Season 1 of "House of the Dragon" captivated audiences, shattering HBO's viewership record with nearly 10 million viewers tuning in for the premiere episode. The success can be attributed to the show's:

  • Rich Storytelling: Based on George R.R. Martin's "Fire & Blood," the series explores the complexities of Targaryen history.
  • Compelling Characters: The show delves into the struggles, ambitions, and internal conflicts of the characters, making them relatable despite their fantastical world.
  • Breathtaking Visuals: Dragons soar through fire-filled skies, and the elaborate sets of King's Landing and Dragonstone immerse viewers in Westeros.

The Dragon Has Two Heads: Who Will You Choose?

With its unique dual-trailer strategy, "House of the Dragon" is asking viewers to take sides. Will you stand with Rhaenyra's fight for her birthright, or will you side with Alicent's claim for her children?

Season 2 promises epic battles, political intrigue, and the unleashing of the magnificent dragons in a war that will change the course of Westeros forever. Join the conversation online and choose your team – Team Black or Team Green – as the Dance of the Dragons ignites on June 16th!

Team Green: Centered on Queen Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) and her children, King Aegon (Tom Glynn-Carney) and Prince Aemond (Ewan Mitchell), this trailer portrays their unwavering determination to hold onto the throne in King's Landing.

Team Black: Led by Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D'Arcy) and Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), this trailer showcases their resolve to claim the Iron Throne on Dragonstone, the ancestral seat of the Targaryens.


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