Highlights: 

  • HBO has unveiled 11 new photos for House of the Dragon Season 2, which you can check out below. 
  • Additionally, the entertainment juggernaut unleashed two “dueling” trailers for Team Black and Team Green, respectively. 
  • The eight-episode second season premieres on HBO and Max on Sunday, June 16, 2024. 

Fire and Blood 

Are you Team Black or Team Green? Do you pledge fealty to Rhaenyra Targaryen or Aegon Targaryen? HBO has blessed us with 11 new photos for House of the Dragon Season 2, giving us a glimpse of what’s to come. 

Season 1 saw the death of King Viserys I Targaryen. His passing heralded a new chapter in the Targaryen saga, marked by darkness, bloodshed and fire-breathing dragons. After Alicent and Otto Hightower worked quietly to place Aegon on the Iron Throne, Daemon Targaryen crowned Rhaenyra queen on Dragonstone. 

RELATED: All Must Choose Sides in New House of the Dragon Season 2 Trailers 

Then, Rhaenyra’s son, Lucerys Velaryon, met his demise above Shipbreaker Bay during a brief dragon clash with Aemond Targaryen. This was the true catalyst for the Dance of the Dragons, the Targaryen civil war that brought House Targaryen one step closer to its downfall. 

All Must Choose in Season 2

It wouldn’t be a Game of Thrones property without a massive (and talented) cast roster. The returning players include Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, Rhys Ifans, Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall and Matthew Needham.

The new cast members joining the bloody fray include Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull, Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers, Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower, Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong, Clinton Liberty as Addam of Hull, Jamie Kenna as Ser Alfred Broome, Kieran Bew as Hugh, Tom Bennett as Ulf, Tom Taylor as Lord Cregan Stark and Vincent Regan as Ser Rickard Thorne.

RELATED: Top 12 Moments From House of the Dragon Season 1

Check Out 11 New Photos 

Brace yourself for war when House of the Dragon returns on Sunday, June 16, 2024, on HBO and Max. Expect eight tense, high-octane, dragon-filled episodes for the show’s sophomore season. Before you go, take a peek at the 11 new photos below. 

What are your Season 2 theories? Sound off in the comments! 

A photo of a dragon roaring as it flies through the night sky.

Photo courtesy of HBO

Helaena Targaryen wears a forest green dress while sitting in her chambers. She looks up at someone unseen in House of the Dragon Season 2.

Photo credit: Ollie Upton/HBO

Baela Targaryen wears a black dress while standing next to her twin sister, Rhaena Targaryen, who wears red dress. They're in a vast room lit by torches in House of the Dragon Season 2.

Photo credit: Ollie Upton/HBO

Ser Criston Cole moves pieces about on a map while strategizing Team Green's next moves in the Targaryen civil war. He leans over a table while Aemond Targaryen sits next to him. Aemond looks focused.

Photo credit: Ollie Upton/HBO

Alicent Hightower leans on a wall with tears in her eyes in House of the Dragon Season 2.

Photo credit: Ollie Upton/HBO

Larys Strong looks down at someone while standing among the black cells of the Red Keep.

Photo credit: Ollie Upton/HBO

Mysaria wears a silver robe while leaning against a wall. Her face is lit by the light of torches in House of the Dragon Season 2.

Photo credit: Ollie Upton/HBO

Lord Corlys Velaryon and Rhaenys Targaryen stand on a wooden balcony outside a castle in House of the Dragon Season 2.

Photo credit: Ollie Upton/HBO

Aegon II Targaryen sits at a table in the Red Keep while looking apathetic in House of the Dragon Season 2.

Photo credit: Ollie Upton/HBO

Jacaerys Velaryon, Rhaenyra Targaryen and Joffrey Velaryon stand on a cliffside as the sun sets. Jacaerys holds red and black garments.

Photo credit: Theo Whitman/HBO

Prince Daemon Targaryen wears his suit of armor while sitting in the grass between hills in House of the Dragon Season 2.

Photo credit: Theo Whitman/HBO

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