“House of the Dragon” Officially Gets Season 3 Renewal

Emma D'Arcy in
Emma D'Arcy in "House of the Dragon"

House of the Dragon did a pretty great job welcoming us back to Westeros, giving HBO another bona fide hit. They’re not letting go of it anytime soon, and they officially renewed it for Season 3 just days ahead of the highly-anticipated Season 2 premiere.

House of the Dragon is HBO’s first Game of Thrones spin-off, set 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen. It chronicles the rise and fall of her family, including the harrowing war of succession that led to their eventual demise, known as the Dance of the Dragons.

Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke lead the cast of this prequel series as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and Queen Alicent Hightower, with Matt Smith, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Matthew Needham, Sonoya Mizuno, Tom Glynn-Carney, and Ewan Mitchell in supporting roles.

HBO’s head of drama Francesca Orsi praised creators George R. R. Martin and Ryan Condal for reaching new heights with the phenomenal second season, and said they “could not be more thrilled to continue the story of House Targaryen and watch this team burn bright again for season three.”

Season 2 of House of the Dragon will premiere on June 16, and it will feature eight episodes airing weekly on HBO.