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‘House of the Dragon’: Season 2 Cast & Teaser Trailer Revealed

The first teaser trailer for HBO’s Game of Thrones Season 2 has arrived ahead of the show’s release in summer 2024 (above). The teaser and a collection of first-look photos (below) debuted today during the show’s CCXP23 panel in São Paulo, Brazil.

HBO has also revealed multiple new cast members and the roles they’ll play. They include 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.

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They join returning stars Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans. Additional returning cast includes Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall, and Matthew Needham.

Emma D’Arcy as Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen
Emma D’Arcy as Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen

As Deadline revealed in April, House of the Dragon Season 2 will also welcome 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.

House of the Dragon is set 172 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen. The two released posters for Season 2 are setting up an epic war between the Targaryens and the Hightowers following the crazy Season 1 finale that saw tragedy befall the former (R.I.P Prince Lucerys Velaryon) at the hands of the latter (Prince Aemond Targaryen).

As Deadline revealed in early November, Season 2 will consist of eight episodes, rather than ten, as part of a long-term plan for the show.

The series is co-created by George R.R. Martin and Showrunner Ryan Condal. Both executive produce alongside Sara Hess, Alan Taylor, Melissa Bernstein, Kevin de la Noy, Loni Peristere and Vince Gerardis.

More first-look photos can be found below.

Photo of Rhys Ifans and Olivia Cooke
Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower and Olivia Cooke as Queen Alicent Hightower
Episodic photo of Olivia Cooke
Olivia Cooke
Ewan Mitchell as Prince Aemond Targaryen
Ewan Mitchell as Prince Aemond Targaryen
Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys
Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys
Episodic photo of Matt Smith
Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen
Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy
Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy

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