Game of Thrones fans have been waiting for any update on the release date for House of the Dragon season 2. According to Daemon Targaryen actor Matt Smith, it’ll still be a while before the show returns to HBO.
House of the Dragon was one of the few shows able to continue production through the SAG-AFTRA strikes due to its union being based in the UK. Despite this, there’s been little news on when the Game of Thrones spin-off would return for season 2. Matt Smith recently gave fans their first hints at a release window for the show, revealing it’ll likely be released sometime in late summer 2024.
“August, I think, summer,” Smith explained during a recent installment of the Zoe Ball Breakfast Show. “Yes, this summer. I haven’t seen any of it yet, but we completed it last year.”
This comes as a disappointment for Game of Thrones fans given House of the Dragon first debuted in August of 2022, making it a nearly two-year gap to get season 2. While it’s possible the HBO series gets moved up to earlier in the summer, Matt Smith is likely right in telling fans they won’t be returning to Westeros until almost fall.
What you need to know about House of the Dragon
House of the Dragon is set around 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and follows House Targaryen – the noble house of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen from Thrones – as a civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons breaks out between claimants to the Iron Throne.
Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal served as co-showrunners on House of the Dragon season one. They also executive produced the season alongside George R. R. Martin. The series features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, and Sonoya Mizuno.
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