This is definitely exciting news for “House of the Dragon,” HBO’s runaway hit that takes place years and years before the events of “Game of Thrones.” Focusing on the civil war amongst the violent, royal Targaryen family, “House of the Dragon” spent its first season maneuvering all its players into the right spots and situations — and ended with a horrifying moment that will kick off some major events in Season 2.
War is waging between the Green faction, led by the Queen Mother Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), and the Black faction, led by Emma D’Arcy’s Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, as the two squabble over who can rightfully sit on the Iron Throne after King Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine) dies. Things are already rocky between the princess and queen, but then Alicent’s son Aemon (Ewan Mitchell) and Rhaenyra’s son Lucerys (Elliott Grihault) get into a fierce battle atop their dragons, Vhagar and Arrax. Thanks to Vhagar’s massive size, Lucerys and Arrax are defeated and killed … and with that, Rhaenyra is out for blood.
Season 2 will undoubtedly bring the battle between the two sides, known as the “Dance of the Dragons,” and luckily, it looks like fans won’t have to wait too much longer to see the continued infighting between the powerful, dangerous members of the Targaryen family.