House of the Dragon takes flight in a trailer for the next episodes

The series returned for a second season last Sunday (16)

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As usual, after showing the first episode of the season of House of the Dragon, HBO released a new trailer that gives us a preview of the next chapters of the series. Check it out below. Additionally, the series has a new opening sequence in the new season.

House of the Dragon, the first spin-off from Game of Thrones, begins by following King Viserys I (Paddy Considine), his firstborn Princess Rhaenyra (Milly Alcock in the younger version and Emma D'Arcy in the older one), the girl's uncle, Prince Daemon (Matt Smith). In addition to these three, there is Rhaneys Valeryion (Eva Best), wife of the king who married Lord Corlys “The Sea Snake” Valeryon (Steve Toussaint) and was first in line for the kingship before her brother.

After King Viserys marries Alicent Hightower (Emily Carey in the younger version and Olivia Cooke in the older version), daughter of the Hand of the King, Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), the succession that would go to Rhaenya becomes threatened. Together, the couple are parents to Aegon II Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney) and Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell), and the Hightowers believe Aegon should be king. The plot focuses on the power game within the Targaryen family itself, whose members, through marriages and inheritances, try to strengthen their position to ensure that they will inherit the coveted Iron Throne. 

In particular, Rhaenrya and Alicent are placed in opposition with a rivalry that grows over the years. This feud, involving armies and dragons, leads to war between houses and changes the fate of all of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. In the second season, we follow the beginning of the war between the two factions of the Targaryen family and their dragons. On one side are the Hightowers, Alicent and Otto, and their children, against Rhaenyra and Daemon's alliance. There will be eight episodes released on Max and HBO, a slightly smaller amount than the traditional 10 for the Game of Thrones series. The complete first season of House of the Dragon is available on Max. The second season is shown every Sunday at 10pm.