House of the Dragon Gets Five New Dragons | USA

‘House of the Dragon Season 2’ to Introduce Five Exciting New Dragons

/ 08:42 AM March 09, 2023

The House of the Dragon will get more dragons in its second season, according to the show’s co-creator Ryan Condal. 

He confirmed the next season would add five new dragons in addition to the current lineup. However, he did not share more details about the identity of these creatures or their riders. 

Condal has been adapting George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones prequel book “Fire & Blood.” As a result, Condal’s dragons may lead to some of its plotlines.

What does the House of the Dragon book say about the new dragons?

Condal previously teased how the second season will be as action-packed as Game of Thrones. Yet, he promised it would not feel rushed.

He told Deadline, “We will get to the spectacle, but you have to understand these people’s complexities before they’re thrown into war.”

“Series two will hit rhythms people came to expect from the middle run of Game of Thrones, but it will have been earned, and viewers will feel the tragedies because we put the work in.” 


The five new dragons are likely part of that plan to make House of the Dragon season 2 action-packed. 

Condal is adapting parts of Fire & Blood into this HBO series, and that book had dragons with important roles.

In the Game of Thrones pre-history book, House Targaryen’s ancestral land of Dragonstone features three wild dragons: Sheepstealer, Grey Ghost, and the Cannibal.


The latter earned its name for eating other dragons, a rare behavior for their species. If Ryan Condal includes these creatures in the show, he might feature the Targaryen civil war plotline.

As a result, the HBO series may lead to the Dance of Dragons, an in-game event involving an aerial dragon fight and open warfare.

What about the two other dragons? They could be referring to Fire & Blood’s Moondancer and Tessario, dragons in the Targaryen family arsenal.

We do not have more details about the new dragons for House of the Dragons. Fortunately, the book’s author assures fans Condal has an “amazing writing staff.”

George R.R. Martin remarked about the HBO series, “I thought it was really powerful.” Then, he added, “Because if you read my book Fire & Blood, which you should, it’s a fake history.”

“So there are a lot of the details that are in this that are absolutely wonderful and moving that are not in the book. They added stuff, and they added good stuff, which is important.”

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