“House of the Dragon” Season 2 to Debut in June

Season 2 was greenlit in August 2022

<p>Photograph by Courtesy of HBO</p> "House of the Dragon" Season 2 posters

Photograph by Courtesy of HBO

"House of the Dragon" Season 2 posters

House of the Dragon season 2 will premiere in June, PEOPLE can confirm.

Warner Bros. Discovery streaming and gaming chief J.B. Perrette revealed the release date while speaking at Morgan Stanley's Technology, Media and Telecom conference, Variety reported Monday. He did not share a more specific day for the premiere.

The news comes after HBO and Max content chief Casey Bloys teased that new episodes of the Game of Thrones prequel series would be released in the summer during a press event in November 2023.

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Fans were given an idea of what to expect in the new season when the first teaser dropped in December 2023.

The video was filled with action-packed sequences depicting the rising tensions between the Targaryens and the Hightowers.

Princess Rhaenys (Eve Best) foreshadows what's to come by telling Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy), "There is no war so hateful to the Gods as a war between kin and no war so bloody as a war between dragons.”

Other familiar faces included Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith), Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), and Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans).

<p>Theo Whitman/HBO</p> Olivia Cooke in "House of the Dragon" season 2

Theo Whitman/HBO

Olivia Cooke in "House of the Dragon" season 2

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Season 2 was greenlit in August 2022, following the immediate success of its series premiere. The debut episode earned the largest audience for any new original series in HBO history, with more than 20 million viewers in the U.S. alone.

"We are beyond proud of what the entire House of the Dragon team has accomplished with season one. Our phenomenal cast and crew undertook a massive challenge and exceeded all expectations, delivering a show that has already established itself as must-see-TV," Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming, said in a statement to PEOPLE.

"A huge thank you to George, Ryan, and Miguel [Sapochnik] for leading us on this journey. We couldn't be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two," her statement continued.

<p>Photograph by Theo Whitman/HBO</p> Emma D’Arcy in "House of the Dragon" season 2

Photograph by Theo Whitman/HBO

Emma D’Arcy in "House of the Dragon" season 2

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Production on the show's second season began at Leavesden Studios in the U.K. in April 2023 and wrapped that September.

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