Highlights: 

  • HBO released two new trailers for House of the Dragon Season 2, which you can watch below. 
  • In a fun marketing move, one trailer is from Team Black’s perspective, while the other is through the lens of Team Green.
  • Season 2 premieres on HBO and Max on Sunday, June 16, 2024. 

All Must Choose 

House of the Dragon asks which side you are on — Team Black or Team Green? HBO unveiled two fiery trailers for each respective team, showcased through the perspective of Rhaenyra Targaryen’s (Emma D’Arcy) and Aegon Targaryen’s (Tom Glynn-Carney) camps. Quite frankly, it’s a brilliant marketing move. 

Here’s a brief description of HBO’s first-ever “dueling” trailers event

“Westeros is on the brink of a bloody civil war with the Green and Black Councils fighting for King Aegon and Queen Rhaenyra, respectively. As each side believes theirs to be the rightful seat on the Iron Throne, the Green and Black trailers reflect those two perspectives in separate yet complementary halves of the same story. For global audiences, ‘All Must Choose’ their side of House Targaryen as the realm fractures in season two.”

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Where Season 1 Left Off 

If you recall, Season 1 planted the seeds for the Targaryen civil war, the Dance of the Dragons. After King Viserys I Targaryen’s (Paddy Considine) death, Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) and her father, Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), assembled the Green Council to orchestrate a plan to put Aegon on the throne. This transpires after Alicent misinterprets Viserys’ words regarding Aegon’s ascension as the next ruler of Westeros. 

Meanwhile, Rhaenyra is crowned queen on Dragonstone, the Targaryen’s ancestral seat, with her husband, Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), by her side. The Season 1 finale saw the tragic death of Rhaenyra’s son, Lucerys Velaryon (Elliot Grihault), after he fought Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell) in the skies above Shipbreaker Bay. Naturally, Rhaenyra swore vengeance, kickstarting the inevitable Dance. 

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House of the Dragon Season 2 Cast

The returning cast includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans. The additional returning cast members are Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall and Matthew Needham.

We also have new players who will take to the stage in Season 2, including 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.

Watch the Black and Green Trailers Now 

House of the Dragon will return on HBO and Max with its eight-episode second season on Sunday, June 16, 2024. Before you go, watch both trailers below. 

What do you hope to see in Season 2? Sound off in the comments! 

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