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Spoiler Free ‘HOUSE OF THE DRAGON’ Season 2 Behind-The-Scenes Trailer Breakdown

All image assets sourced from trailer and featurette released by HBO.

Disclaimer: The breakdown below contains no spoilers for major plot points that will occur during season 2.



Two behind the scenes shots of the use of pyrotechnics on set. The first image can be noted to be next to the large ship set possibly indicating a fiery battle involving dragons at sea. The second image is most definitely either a practice shot or an actual shot that will later be finished in post-production of a dragon burning someone.


Aemond Targaryen

Aemond Targaryen finds the tunnels behind the walls of the Red Keep in King’s Landing and investigates.


Rhaneys Targaryen

Rhaenys Targaryen can be seen walking through the painted table hall.


King’s Landing throne room

Two scenes (or the same scene) taking place in the King’s Landing throne room. Note that in the first image you can see the pillars of the past kings in the background. In the second frame, we all know the look of those two enormous doors from years of Game of Thrones and now House of the Dragon.


Criston Cole at the Battle of Rook’s Rest

Criston Cole looks to the skies in what appears to be shock or fear. This scene could potentially be when he hears or sees a dragon in the sky.


Finding Lucerys’ remains

Beach scene in behind the scenes trailer

Beach scene in House of the Dragon team black trailer

The beach scene in the new behind the scenes video is the same scene in the trailer where Rhaenyra finds/is given the remains/clothing of Lucerys. In the scene Syrax is in mourning indicating her rider Rhaenyra is as well.

With a now wider shot we can speculate that a group of pirates or sailors find Lucerys’ remains and somehow makes contact with Rhaenyra in order to give them to her. It might be perhaps that they saw Lucerys and Arrax fall from the sky.


Daemon Targaryen on Caraxes

Deamon Targaryen on Caraxes in what is speculated to be the Riverlands as he expressed his intention to travel for the ruined fortress of Harrenhal.


Soldiers of House Arryn and House Frey appearance

Soldiers of House Arryn

Banner of House Frey

The soldiers of the Vale and the banner of House Frey can also be seen briefly. In Game of Thrones House Frey is forever remembered as the House that betrayed and killed Catelyn, Robb, and Talisa Stark at the Red Wedding. Meanwhile the famed Knights of the Vale and House Arryn soldiers are remembered for rescuing Jon Snow during the Battle of the Bastards when he was surrounded by Bolton men.


Aegon’s soldiers and House Hightower soldiers

The first image shows the soldiers of Aegon II Targaryen marching through the streets of King’s Landing. The second image shows House Hightower soldiers marching down what could be the Gold Road to converge at King’s Landing with the rest of the Green forces.


The Green Council

The Greens sit down for a Council meeting. Notable members who are visibly present are Alicent Hightower, Otto Hightower, Criston Cole, Larys Strong, Tyland Lannister, Orwyle, and Jasper Wilde, with Aegon Targaryen and Aemond Targaryen joining the group later.


Marching soldiers

Footmen from a variety of different Houses who are Green allied march through the forest. This is likely a scene from the Rook’s Rest episode.


Rhaenyra’s sword

Rhaenyra Targaryen wields a sword. She is pointing it at something or someone which could mean she has combat scenes with the sword this season, or it is just a one of scene where she picks it up to intimidate someone.


The Black Council

The Black council stand together for a Council meeting. Notable members who are visibly present include Rhaenys Targaryen, Baela Targaryen, Rhaena Targaryen, Daemon Targaryen, Gerardys, and Lorent Marbrand. Rhaenyra Targaryen, Corlys Velaryon, and Jacaerys Velaryon are all notable absent.


Lord Corlys Velaryon grieves

Corlys Velaryon can be see grieving while sitting upon the Driftwood Throne.


Riots in King’s Landing

Riots taking place in King’s Landing where the smallfolk are seemingly unhappy with their Green rulership. A rioter can be noted to be swinging a Rhaenyra Balck House Targaryen banner in the midst of the defiance.



A scorpion weapon can be seen being used by Green soldiers pointing upwards to the sky likely trying to hit a dragon. Scorpions were used in both season 7 and 8 of Game of Thrones when Bronn and Euron shot down Drogon and Rhaegal from the sky, the latter, fatally.


Baela and Rhaena embrace

Baela Targaryen and Rhaena Targaryen appear to be emotionally embracing one another. This could be in the aftermath of numerous different possible tragic events.


Baela with a crossbow

Baela Targaryen can be seen wielding a cross bow. It appears she is aiming it and about to fire at someone or something. This can be an indication of the children of the Dance having a more active role in the show than they did in the books.


Rhaenyra and Jace at Lucerys’ funeral

Rhaenyra and her son Jace as well as Rhaenys Targaryen behind both of them can be seen throwing dirt unto the burial of Lucerys.


The Black Council and The Green Council

Notable members of each House Targaryen faction.


House of the Dragon season 2 premieres June 16 on HBO.

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