Home of the Dragon is returning for its sophomore run, and HBO has dropped its first trailer. Debuted at this 12 months’s Comedian-Con Expertise (CCXP) in Brazil, the footage teases a damaged Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) making ready for the long-promised Dance of the Dragons, the civil conflict amongst the household that will determine who succeeds over the Iron Throne and mildew the historical past of the Seven Kingdoms. Season 2, nevertheless, will solely be composed of eight episodes since creator Ryan J. Condal needs every upcoming chapter to have a superb opening and ending, fairly than stretch out the plot to cater to a 10-episode restrict.
The Home of the Dragon season 2 teaser trailer opens with a shot of a troubled Queen Rhaenyra looking over the ocean and considering her subsequent transfer because the fated conflict brews. “Errors had been made within the hours following King Viserys’ loss of life,” Ser Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) says, having cunningly ensured that his grandson Aegon II (Tom Glynn-Carney) ascended the spiky seat, giving him the final word energy. For the uninitiated, season one’s finale noticed an surprising loss of life as Rhaenyra’s goals of a peaceable unification together with her once-close-friend Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke) received crushed when the previous’s eldest baby Lucerys Targaryen (Elliot Grihault) and his dragon Arrax had been devoured by Vhagar, the enormous dragon mounted by prince Aemond. The Queen’s expression is sort of harking back to Daenerys Targaryen’s on the finish of Sport of Thrones season 8, hinting at a response that is fuelled by vengeance.
Whereas the battle has definitely develop into private now, with no possibility of turning again, the Home of the Dragon season 2 teaser trailer nonetheless gives some hope of peaceable reconciliation. “There isn’t any conflict so hateful to the gods as a conflict between kin, and no conflict so bloody as a conflict between dragons,” the once-rightful inheritor Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Finest) tries to alter Rhaenyra’s plans as scary visuals of the conflict play out, with numerous troopers being slain and roasted to loss of life by the dragons. In the meantime, Queen Alicent is simply too drained to cope with the repercussions of what she began however is pushed by the consequence, which might place her household as rulers for oncoming generations. The trailer ends with a clip of Rhaenyra using atop her dragon Syrax and coming into the battlefield to everybody’s amazement.
A lot of the unique solid returns within the second season, together with Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, and Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, who slaughtered all attendees throughout a younger Princess Rhaenyra’s (Milly Alcock) wedding ceremony. Tailored from creator George R.R. Martin’s ‘Fireplace & Blood,’ Home of the Dragon is ready almost 200 years earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones, serving as a historical past lesson on the Targaryen household, the royal line of dragon kings and queens. The primary season secured eight Emmy nominations, together with Finest Drama Collection, with the pilot episode drawing over 10 million viewers on Max — previously HBO Max. Collection creator Condal can be working intently with GRRM and director Alan Taylor for future seasons of the present.
Home of the Dragon season 2 will premiere within the American Summer season of 2024 on JioCinema in India and Max, wherever out there.