Within days of its return, House of the Dragon was renewed for a third season

Within days of its return, House of the Dragon was renewed for a third season
Within days of its return, House of the Dragon was renewed for a third season

HBO confirmed the renewal of House of the Dragon for the third season, ahead of the second season premiere on June 16.

The series derived from game of Thronesco-created by Ryan Condal and the author of “Thrones” George R.R. Martin, has proven to be a tremendous success for the network. The show enjoyed the largest premiere audience ever for an original series for both HBO and Max, with the first season averaging 29 million viewers per episode online and streaming. It was renewed for season 2 just a week after the series premiered.

What House of the Dragon is about

Based on the book Fire & Blood by Martin, House of the Dragon follows the Targaryen dynasty on the fictional continent of Westeros. It takes place almost 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and about 100 years after the Targaryens united the Seven Kingdoms.

The returning cast for the second season of House of the Dragon includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien FrankelEwan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno, Rhys Ifans, Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall and Matthew Needham.

The previously announced Season 2 newcomers are Abubakar Salim as Alyn of HullGayle Rankin like Alys Rivers, Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower, Simon Russell Beale Like Being 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.

Along with Condal, who was showrunner for season 2, and Martin, the show is executive produced by Sara Hess, Alan Taylor, Melissa Bernstein, Kevin de la Noy, Loni Peristere and Vince Gerardis.

“House of the Dragon” has been nominated for nine Emmy Awards, including best drama series, and two Golden Globes, winning the Globe for best television drama series for its first season.

More Game of Thrones spin-offs

HBO is currently working on its second Game of Thrones prequel series, The Knight of the Seven Kingdomsbased on the characters Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire, Egg, who appear in the “Tales of Dunk and Egg” books written by Martin.

The author also announced this week that the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Eboni Booth is writing a new pilot for the “Thrones” spin-off series Ten Thousand Shipsalthough HBO declined to comment on whether the project was in active development.

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