HBO renews Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon for a third season


The second season of House of the Dragon is yet to premiere but the Game of Thrones prequel series has already been renewed for Season Three.

Based on George R.R. Martin‘s book Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon continues the fantasy series’ legacy while winding back the clock 200 years before the events of GOT.

The first season of the spin-off introduced us to House Targaryen on the brink of a devastating civil war, with the second — which premieres on June 17 — throwing fans headfirst Daemon (Matt Smith) and Rhaenyra’s (Emma D’Arcy) battle against her half-brother, the newly crowned Aegon II (Tom Glynn-Carney).

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Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith. HBO/Binge.

HBO drama series chief addresses “spectacular” new season and renewal

Upon the announcement of House of the Dragon‘s renewal on June 14, HBO’s programming and drama series chief Francesca Orsi said the network is “in awe” of the franchise’s evolution.

“George, Ryan, and the rest of our incredible executive producers, cast, and crew, have reached new heights with the phenomenal second season,” she said in a statement.

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Olivia Cooke. HBO/Binge.

“We are in awe of the dragon-sized effort the entire team has put into the creation of a spectacular season two, with a scope and scale that is only rivalled by its heart.”

Orsi concluded: We could not be more thrilled to continue the story of House Targaryen and watch this team burn bright again for season three.”

House of the Dragon fans react to Season Three announcement

The third season announcement was also shared on the show’s official Instagram page.

“The Dance of the Dragons continues,” the post read, alongside a video of a fire-breathing dragon.

Fans flocked to the comment section to share their excitement for the renewal. However, there was one resounding sentiment.

“You all better don’t make me wait another 2 years for Season 3,” one follower penned.

“We need season 3 in 2025 not 2026,” another wrote.

A third expressed that they “hopefully won’t have to wait two years this time” for the next season.

House of the Dragon season two will air over eighteen months since the first instalment’s finale on October 23, 2022.

House of the Dragon Season Two premieres on Binge on June 17.

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