After taking flight and breaking records last year, HBO confirmed the Game of Thrones prequel for a second season. Now, filming is finally beginning, and we won't have to wait for too long for leaks to start coming our way.
According to the Film & Television Industry Alliance's production list, production on House of the Dragon Season 2 will be starting on March 2. In addition to this, the site lists Alan Taylor as the director, which is excellent news. Taylor is an award-winning director with seven episodes from the original Game of Thrones series under his belt like the sixth and penultimate episode from the show's first season, Beyond the Wall.
The filming date lines up with what Ewan Mitchell, who portrays Aemond Targaryen in the spin-off show, previously said in an interview. The only question now is, how long will production last and when the second season will premiere?
If we assume filming on House of the Dragon Season 2 will take up most of the year with post-production taking at least six months, a late 2024 premiere for House of the Dragon definitely seems likely. But, of course, Season 2 of House of the Dragon could premiere earlier or later than our speculated date but we're leaning more toward the latter.
Whenever it might arrive, House of the Dragon might have abdicated its throne atop HBO's charts to another live-action adaptation in The Last of Us.
HBO's post-apocalyptic megahit series, which is based on the Naughty Dog franchise of the same name, has continuously seen a marked rise in viewership that could surpass House of the Dragon by the time its nine-episode run ends.
If that happens, it'll be interesting to see how much more viewers will hop on the bandwagon as the tensions reach fever pitch in the second season of House of the Dragon. After a slow-paced debut season, Season 2 of House of the Dragon will see the Dance of the Dragons reach a crescendo until its expected four-season run ends.
With that said, be sure to check out what Emilia Clarke had to say about House of the Dragon and the recent reveal behind the reason for Miguel Sapochnik's exit as co-showrunner last September.