How to watch House of the Dragon season 2 in Australia

It’s all dynasties and dragons as we head back to the Seven Kingdoms for the hotly anticipated second season of the Game of Thrones prequel series.

How to watch House of the Dragon season 2 in Australia

House of the Dragon season two will be streaming in Australia exclusively on BINGE from June 17.

What is House of the Dragon season 2 about?

Civil war! Set some 2oo years before the events of Game of Thrones and based on…well, bits and pieces that original author George RR Martin has written here and there (which will be less of a headache than waiting for him to finish a book, frankly). The series sees two factions vie for the Iron Throne: the Blacks, led by Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen and her husband/uncle Prince Daemon (there’s a lot of incest in this one) and the Greens, headed by King Aegon II Targaryen and his mother, Dowager Queen Alicent Hightower. Everyone rides dragons and, frequently, each other. When they’re not plotting to kill each other, that is.

Did we mention that Aegon is married to his sister? No wonder the Targaryens all went absolutely mental down the track. The family tree looks like a tangle of seaweed.

The cast of House of the Dragon season 2

Emma D’Arcy is Rhaenyra; former Doctor Who Matt Smith is Daemon, Ready Player One‘s Olivia Cooke is Alicent; Tom Glynn-Carney (Dunkirk) is Aegon; top notch Welsh character actor Rhys Ifans is Ser Otto Hightower, Alicent’s father; Eve Best is Princess Rhaenys Targaryen; Steve Toussaint is Lord Corlys Velaryon; Fabien Frankel is Ser Criston Cole; Sonoya Mizuno is Mysaria; Graham McTavish is Ser Harrold Westerling; and Matthew Needham is Larys Strong.

House of the Dragon season 2 trailer

Why we’re excited about House of the Dragon season 2

While Game of Thrones faltered at the last hurdle, House of the Dragon is faring into relatively uncharted territory, and while prequels have a sworn duty to leave all the playing pieces in the correct place for their predecessor, we’re keen to say what happens next. Plus, there hasn’t been this much sex and blood in fantasy since… oh, Conan the Barbarian?