HBO has unveiled two posters for the upcoming second season of the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, with a promise of a first look scheduled for release on December 2.
The initial glimpse of Season 2 is set to debut at Comic-Con Experience 2023 in Brazil before the series premieres on HBO in the summer of 2024. In the meantime, fans can explore the newly revealed posters featuring Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen. Alicent’s poster bears the words “blood for blood,” while Rhaenyra’s declares “fire to fire.”
Beyond serving as a nod to George R.R. Martin’s book, “Fire and Blood,” on which the series is based, the posters also hint at the intensifying conflict between these once-close friends, adding anticipation to the unfolding drama.
House of the Dragon unfolds two centuries before the events depicted in Game of Thrones, chronicling the Targaryen dynasty in Westeros following the consolidation of the Seven Kingdoms. This narrative predates the birth of Daenerys yet significantly fleshes out her family’s backstory, providing substantial details only alluded to in Game of Thrones.
In our review of House of the Dragon Season 1, IGN noted, “In the initial stages, it occasionally adhered too closely to its predecessor. However, House of the Dragon has carved out its distinct identity throughout ten episodes, positioning itself as a worthy prequel to Game of Thrones. This achievement is largely attributed to compelling storytelling, an exceptionally skilled cast, and a captivating array of dragons.”