House Of The Dragon Season 3 Fate Decided

By Douglas Helm | Published

House of the Dragon Season 2 hasn’t even hit our screens yet, but HBO has already given Season 3 the green light. That shows the execs have plenty of confidence in the already wildly popular Game of Thrones prequel, which debuted to a whopping 10 million viewers for its Season 1 premiere, the most in HBO’s history. While there hasn’t been a confirmation about how many episodes the third season will have, it looks like we have plenty more dragons, scheming, and Targaryen politics to look forward to.

Renewed Ahead Of Season 2 Premiere

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While we wait for House of the Dragon Season 3, we have a brand new season hitting screens this Sunday, June 16, on HBO and Max. The second season’s first episode has already been getting great reviews from critics, so it seems like it’ll be following in the dragon-sized footsteps of Season 1 in that respect. Along with nabbing high viewership, the first season was also praised for its riveting story and performances.

Season 1 Was A Massive Hit

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The first season of House of the Dragon also managed to nab nine Emmy nominations, a trend that Season 2 and Season 3 will undoubtedly look to repeat. The series takes place nearly 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and chronicles the fall of the once-mighty House Targaryen and the war of succession that led to that decline, known as the Dance of Dragons. The series is created by Ryan Condal and A Song of Ice and Fire creator George RR Martin, with Condal serving as showrunner with Miguel Sapochnik for Season 1.

Showrunner And Casting

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The only real major change-up behind the scenes for House of the Dragon Season 2 was Sapochnik stepping away as showrunner, so Condal will presumably continue on as sole showrunner for Season 3. Meanwhile, Season 2 stars Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Matthew Needham, Sonoya Mizuno, Tom Glynn-Carney, Ewan Mitchell, Harry Collett and Bethany Antonia. We’ll have to see which characters survive long enough to star in the third season. 

More To Come From The World Of George R.R. Martin

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The announcement of House of the Dragon Season 3 isn’t the only new Game of Thrones TV news in recent weeks, as George RR Martin also announced on his blog that the previously shelved prequel series Ten Thousand Ships is back on track with Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Eboni Booth handling the pilot script. That series goes back even further from the events of House of the Dragon, telling a tale 1,000 years before the events of the flagship series. Ten Thousand Ships follows Princess Nymeria, the warrior queen who eventually founded the kingdom of Dorne.

Plenty More Where That Came From

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Along with Ten Thousand Ships and House of the Dragon Season 3, we’ll also be getting the prequel series A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight, which follows Ser Duncan the Tall and his squire Egg, aka Dunk and Egg. That series also received a straight-to-series order from HBO and is executive produced by George RR Martin, Ira Parker, Ryan Condal, and Vince Gerardis. Fortunately, we don’t have to wait long to return to the world of Westeros, as House of the Dragon Season 2 hits our screens this Sunday.