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‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2: HBO Drops Two New Trailers

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Get ready to return to Westeros. As House of the Dragon gears up for its long-awaited second season, two fiery new trailers for the HBO series dropped on Thursday.

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War is on the horizon in what is being dubbed “the Green trailer” and “the Black trailer” as a nod to the battle between the Green Council and the Black Council. 

“There are two sides to every story,” say Tom Glynn-Carney and Emma D’Arcy in an introductory video shared on X (formerly known as Twitter). “Watch both and choose a side.”

Watch the Green trailer:

And the Black trailer:

The Green trailer begins with Queen Alicent (Olivia Cooke) reiterating her belief that her late husband, King Viserys, had wished for their son — the now-King Aegon II (Glynn-Carney) — to succeed him. 

“We will prevail and bring forth peace,” declares Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), offering his advice to Aegon. “But you must accept that the path to victory now is one of violence.” 

Aegon replies, “Good. To war, then!” 

The Black trailer highlights Princess Rhaenyra’s (D’Arcy) perspective as the eldest child of the late King Viserys. 

“My father chose me, his firstborn child, to succeed him,” she says. “He held to his decision up until death and yet Alicent’s son sits my throne. I  mean to fight this war and win it.” 

Viewers, of course, understand that Alicent’s point of view stems from a tragic misunderstanding of what Viserys mumbled on his death bed in the first season

The network also announced that season 2 will kick off on June 16, nearly two years after the first season aired. 

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The teasers come just one day after the network unveiled a collection of character art teasing the tagline “All Must Choose.” In the shots, each of the key players in the Targaryens’ battle for the Iron Throne gazes ominously toward each other. 

House of the Dragon‘s first season ended with dramatic flair, as alliances were forged in the battle between the Black Council — those supporting Rhaenyra’s claim to the throne — and Green Council — the conspirators who aided Aegon’s ascension after the death of King Viserys (played by Paddy Considine, who will surely be missed). The Game of Thronesprequel is based on George R.R. Martin’s novel, Fire & Blood, which is a history book recounting notable events in Westeros in the 200 years before the original series. 

HOTD will continue to explore the in-fighting and intrigue surrounding House Targaryen.  

Returning players include Prince Daemon (Matt Smith) and his niece-turned-now-wife Princess Rhaenyra (D’Arcy), Queen Alicent (Cooke), her father, Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), her children, Prince Aemond (Ewan Mitchell), King Aegon II (Glynn-Carney) and Helaena (Phia Saban), and her loyal servant, Criston Cole (Fabien Frankel). Princess Rhaenys (Eve Best) and Corlys aka the Sea Snake (Steve Toussaint) will also be back. 

Additional actors joining the series are 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, Vincent Regan as Ser Rickard Thorne, Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong, Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower, Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers, and Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull. 

In equally important fashion, showrunner Ryan Condal told The Hollywood Reporter last year that viewers will “meet five new dragons” this season. Of course, the dragons were also a key feature of Thursday’s new trailers. 

Eve best as Princess Rhaenys in 'House of the Dragon' season 1 – HBO

Back in December, fans were treated to the first look at the upcoming episodes.

“There is no war so hateful to the gods as a war between kin,” Rhaenys said in the first trailer. “And no war so bloody as a war between dragons.”

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