House of the Dragon's creator hints at season 3 as he reveals work on the series 'never stops'

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11 Jun 2024, 08:10

Emma D'Arcy in House of the Dragon

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The mastermind behind House of the Dragon has revealed the fantasy wheels are still turning as work on fan-favourite series “never stops.”

The Game of Thrones prequel returns to Sky Atlantic and NOW on Sunday (16th June), and it seems tensions will continue to rise within Westeros, which is “on the brink of a bloody civil war with the Green and Black Councils fighting for King Aegon and Queen Rhaenyra, respectively,” according to the official synopsis. 

The second outing for the hit series will bring yet more dragon warfare, with Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke from Slow Horses) and Rhaenyra Targaryen (Wanderlust’s Emma D’Arcy) going at each other. 



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While there has yet to be an official word on series three of House of the Dragon, it seems the brains behind the scenes are already thinking of what to do next. 

Speaking at the UK premiere of House of the Dragons series two in London yesterday (10th June), showrunner Ryan Condal confessed they’re “ready” whenever HBO makes the call. 

“We’re writing it already,” Ryan told and other press on the fiery red carpet. “It never stops, but we’re excited.

“They want me to take a little bit of a break, but no, we’re ready. We’re ready when HBO is!”

As well as returning favourites including Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen and Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, there are also a host of fresh faces making their Westeros debut, including Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull, Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers, and Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower.

Discussing the fresh faces joining the Thrones franchise, Condal explained: “We have a host of people that actually don't come from the world of the nobility. I think one of the great things about Game of Thrones, some of the best sort of character interaction comes from mixing social strata.

“I think you'll start to see a lot of that beginning this year. So I'm really excited for everybody to meet all our wonderful new cast.”

Meanwhile, Matt Smith opened up about the “extraordinary” scale of House of the Dragon series two, and dished the details about what Prince Daemon might be up to. 

“He does some pretty ghastly stuff,” the Doctor Who star teased. “There's no doubt in that. But there's something about why he's got his own set of morals, which somehow, even though to the rest of the world, they don't really make sense, to Daemon Targaryen they absolutely do. 

“I think there's something about that that I respect ultimately. I like him, I think you do when you play someone, you grow quite fond of them.”

House of the Dragon season 2 begins airing on Monday 17th June on Sky and NOW in the UK.