Fans itching for the next instalment of House of the Dragon have been warned not to hold their breath.
HBO Max chief Casey Bloys has revealed viewers will be waiting for at least a year and a half to see the next episodes in the network's latest take on the Game of Thrones (GoT) universe.
"Don’t expect it in 2023, but I think sometime in 2024," Bloys told Vulture, declining to whittle the timeframe down any further than that.
"We’re just starting to put the plan together, and just like last time, there are so many unknowns."
The HBO head honcho added: "It’s not to be coy or secretive, but you don’t want to say it’s going to be ready on this date, and then you have to move it."
We will return to Westeros soon, the countdown to 2024 begins #HouseOfTheDragon pic.twitter.com/hF5XiXUO90— House Of The Dragon Source (@HOTDsource) October 27, 2022
Bloys' comments will come as a disappointment to many House of the Dragon fans who may have been a little gun shy after Game of Thrones' series finale, which was widely hailed as an utterly terrible mess.
But when the premiere episode of House of the Dragon dropped in August, ScreenRant reported a record-breaking number of people tuned in to watch the HBO series debut.
The series was promptly renewed for a second season.
Head of HBO, Casey Bloys, says Season 2 of #HouseOfTheDragon will likely premiere in 2024.— out of context house of the dragon (@oochotd) October 27, 2022
“Don’t expect it in ’23, but I think sometime in ’24.” pic.twitter.com/e7ZeZG5GNu
Faith seems to have been restored in George R.R Martin's stories once again, with the season one finale of House of the Dragon coming in at HBO's most-watched season finale since its predecessor show, Game of Thrones, ended in 2019, as per Screenrant.
But, fans of the Westeros world do have a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel.
Talks of a second Game of Thrones spin-off are now flittering about.
Screenspy revealed the next dive into the world that is Westeros will follow the enigmatic 'Sea Snake', Corlys Velaryon.
George R.R. Martin confirms the #SeaSnake spinoff series is still in development #HouseOfTheDragon pic.twitter.com/OvnaWFoqSl— Thrones Facts | House of the Dragon 🐉 (@Thrones_Facts) October 25, 2022
But, that spin-off has HBO boss Casey Bloys even cagier than when he was asked about House of the Dragon season two.
"I think probably the next thing would be season two,” he told Vulture.
"I try not to comment too much on development, so there’s not a whole lot to say, other than when we find the story that [George R.R Martin] is happy with and we’re happy with, we’ll move forward."
So, there's a rather open timeline for whenever the Sea Snake decides slither onto the small screen.
But if you were hoping to have House of the Dragon back in a few months, think again.
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