HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Season 2 Coming Out on HBO Before July, New GAME OF THRONES Spin-Off Dated for 2025

House of the Dragon is likely looking at a June 2024 release for season 2, according to a recent comment by CEO David Zaslav.
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It’s shaping up to be a loaded early summer for TV, with The Boys and reportedly The Acolyte coming out in the first two weeks of June, but HBO is apparently on “Hold my beer” mode. According to the CEO of its parent company, the new season of House of the Dragon is targeting a Q2 release.

Warner Bros. Discovery’s chief exec, David Zaslav, said the following during the company’s Q4 earnings call with investors on Friday, “Looking ahead, we’ve got one of the best lineups in the history of HBO. This next quarter, we’ll have Hacks and House of the Dragon, followed by DC’s The Penguin and the new Dune series.”

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We’ll focus on The Penguin and Dune on another story, but for now, let’s set our eyes on Westeros. The network announced late last year that the new season of the critically acclaimed series would be coming out during the summer when they dropped the first trailer for it. But with Zaslav now saying that it will be coming out “this next quarter”, the odds are that it will come out sometime in the last half of May, or most likely June.

When Exactly Will House of the Dragon Come Out?

Taking a quick look at the calendar, though, The Sympathizer starts airing on HBO on April 14. This is a big show for the network, as it stars Robert Downey Jr. (who will likely be an Oscar winner by then) and is directed and executive-produced by Park Chan-wook. That means they will not be undercutting it with another giant release like House of the Dragon.

Given The Sympathizer‘s seven-episode run, the first Sunday night that would be available for HBO to start airing Rhaenyra Targeryen’s latest crazy adventure would be June 2. HBO likes to have something on every Sunday, so they will likely do it then.

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Olivia Cooke in HBO’s House of the Dragon.

They could also take a week off, like they did for the 9 pm ET slot this weekend (Curb Your Enthusiasm is still on at 10 pm, though), as a buffering between the end of True Detective: Night Country and The Regime. In any case, if it is June like they’re saying, we’ll be hearing a lot about it over the next month. Season 2 will be eight episodes long.

Knight of the Seven Kingdoms Shoots This Year for 2025 Release

In addition, Zaslav also confirmed that the second Game of Thrones spin-off series, Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, will start shooting this year (which they’d already said) eyeing a late 2025 release (which is news). He said on the subject, “[Creator and executive producer] George R.R. Martin is in preproduction for the new spinoff, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, which will premiere in late 2025 on Max.”

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Photograph by Ollie Upton / HBO

The new series is based on Martin’s trio of Dunk and Egg novellas and will follow the adventures of “Dunk”, future Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, Ser Duncan the Tall, and “Egg”, future King Aegon V Targaryen. Here is the official synopsis:

“A century before the events of Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros … a young, naïve but courageous knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, and his diminutive squire, Egg. Set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory, great destinies, powerful foes and dangerous exploits all await these improbable and incomparable friends.”


The first season of House of the Dragon is available to stream now on Max, along with the original full Game of Thrones TV series.

About House of the Dragon Season 2

Premiere Date: TBA (early summer 2024)
Episodes: 8 episodes x 1 hour
Executive Producer / Showrunner: Ryan Condal
Executive Producers: George R.R. Martin, Ryan Condal, Sara Hess, Alan Taylor, Melissa Bernstein, Kevin de la Noy, Loni Peristere, Vince Gerardis
Production: HBO Entertainment, 1:26 Pictures Inc., Bastard Sword
Network: HBO
Returning Season 1 Cast: 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.

Season 2 Cast Additions: 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, Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull, Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers, Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower, and Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong.

Synopsis (season 1): Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.

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SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter

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