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'House of the Dragon' Season 2 Cast Confirmed by HBO, Three Popular Actors Left Off List as Expected

The second season of HBO’s hit series House of the Dragon will return on June 16 and we already know plenty of details about the cast.

The series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.

Two separate trailers showcasing two sides of the dueling war have been released.

HBO confirmed that 16 actors are reprising their roles in season two and four new cast members were announced. Three fan-favorite actors from season one were left off the list as expected, even though fans were hoping they would still return. (And no, we’re not talking about actors whose characters died!)

Browse through the slideshow to see who is returning and who isn’t…

2 Separate 'House of the Dragon' Trailers Debut, Showcasing Two Sides of Dueling War - Watch Now!

The first trailers for House of the Dragon season 2 has finally debuted online!

The Game of Thrones spinoff series is set to return on Sunday (June 16), and will air on HBO and will be available to stream on Max.

HBO actually released two dueling trailers. One “black” side and one “green” side, teasing a big war to come.

Here’s the season 2 synopsis: Westeros is on the brink of a bloody civil war with the Green and Black Councils fighting for King Aegon and Queen Rhaenyra, respectively. As each side believes theirs to be the rightful seat on the Iron Throne, the Green and Black trailers reflect those two perspectives in separate yet complementary halves of the same story. For global audiences, “All Must Choose” their side of House Targaryen as the realm fractures in season two.

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8 'House of the Dragon' Actors Featured on New Character Posters Ahead of Season 2 Trailer Debut

House of the Dragon is returning to HBO in June 2024 for the highly anticipated second season and new character posters have been released!

The Game of Thrones prequel series debuted in summer 2022 and fans have been waiting nearly two years for the show to continue.

Eight actors are featured on the six character posters, confirming that they will return for the second season. We already know that several actors will not be back.

Featured on the posters are Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Queen Alicent Hightower, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole, Tom Glynn-Carney as King Aegon II Targaryen, and Ewan Mitchell as Prince Aemond Targaryen.

The trailer for season two is expected to debut on Thursday (March 21). Stay tuned!

Browse through the gallery for the character posters and all of the season two images released so far…

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HBO Reveals 'House of the Dragon' Season 2 Premiere Date; Cast Revealed with Three Popular Actors Not Returning

HBO has announced some exciting news about the second season of House of the Dragon!

Season two of the Game of Thrones prequel series is expected to be released in June 2024, though we don’t have a specific date just yet, according to Variety.

The series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.

HBO confirmed that 16 actors are reprising their roles in season two and four new cast members were announced. Three fan-favorite actors from season one were left off the list as expected, even though fans were hoping they would still return. (And no, we’re not talking about actors whose characters died!)

Browse through the slideshow to see who is returning and who isn’t…

'House of the Dragon' Season 2: HBO Confirms Cast, Three Popular Actors Left Off List as Expected

When Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon went into production on season two in 2023, HBO confirmed the stars who will be returning for the upcoming episodes.

The series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.

The show’s co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer Ryan Condal said in a statement, “House of the Dragon has returned. We are thrilled to be shooting again with members of our original family as well as new talents on both sides of the camera. All your favorite characters will soon be conspiring at the council tables, marching with their armies, and riding their dragons into battle. We can’t wait to share what we have in store.”

HBO confirmed that 16 actors are reprising their roles in season two. Three fan-favorite actors from season one were left off the list as expected, even though fans were hoping they would still return. (And no, we’re not talking about actors whose characters died!)

Browse through the slideshow to see who is returning and who isn’t…

'House of the Dragon' Season 2 Cast: HBO Confirms Actors, Three Popular Stars Left Off List as Expected

When Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon went into production on season two earlier this year, HBO confirmed the stars who will be returning for the upcoming episodes.

The series is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.

The show’s co-creator, showrunner, and executive producer Ryan Condal said in a statement, “House of the Dragon has returned. We are thrilled to be shooting again with members of our original family as well as new talents on both sides of the camera. All your favorite characters will soon be conspiring at the council tables, marching with their armies, and riding their dragons into battle. We can’t wait to share what we have in store.”

HBO confirmed that 16 actors are reprising their roles in season two. Three fan-favorite actors from season one were left off the list as expected, even though fans were hoping they would still return. (And no, we’re not talking about actors whose characters died!)

Browse through the slideshow to see who is returning and who isn’t…

Every Season of 'The Crown' Ranked From Worst to Best (Including Just-Released Season 6)

The Crown‘s sixth and final season is finally here, and the reviews are in!

The Emmy-winning Netflix series chronicles the history of the British royal family beginning from the onset of Queen Elizabeth II‘s reign in the 1950s.

The Crown is unique among popular TV shows in that it casts new actors every two seasons to reflect the changing ages of its characters, as each season takes place a decade later than the last.

Lead actors include Claire Foy and Matt Smith, who portrayed the Queen and Prince Philip in seasons 1 and 2. The pair were succeeded by Olivia Colman and Tobias Menzies in seasons 3 and 4. Imelda Staunton and Jonathan Pryce starred in seasons 5 and 6.

Among other notable cast members are Emma Corrin and Elizabeth Debicki, who played Princess Diana in seasons 4 and 5 respectively, and Josh O’Connor and Dominic West, who portrayed the future King Charles in seasons 4 and 5.

With season 6 now streaming on Netflix, here are all of the Rotten Tomatoes scores in order from worst to best.

FYI: If you don’t know, Rotten Tomatoes ranks a movie “fresh,” when “at least 60% of reviews for a movie or TV show are positive,” and ranks a movie “certified fresh” with “a steady Tomatometer score of 75% or higher,” and “at least five reviews from Top Critics,” among other qualifiers.

Keep reading to see the official ranking of The Crown’s six seasons…