To celebrate the long-awaited release of the second season of House of the Dragon, we sat down with showrunner Rayn Condal to find out what to expect from the explosive new season.

HOUSE OF THE DRAGON Series 2 sees Westeros is on the brink of a bloody civil war with the Green and Black Councils fighting for King Aegon and Queen Rhaenyra, respectively. As each side believes theirs to be the rightful seat on the Iron Throne, the Green and Black trailers reflect those two perspectives in separate yet complementary halves of the same story. For global audiences, “All Must Choose” their side of House Targaryen as the realm fractures in season two. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen.

Chatting to Condal. we discuss the pressures of the show and getting over “second season syndrome”, working alongside the legendary Martin to mould the series and delve deeper into the lore of the House Targaryen and beyond, casting, reactions from fans from the first season, and trying to ignore the noise, Starbucks-gate, favourite characters and much more in-between.

You can watch our full extended interview below:

House of the Dragon: Season Two begins on Sky Atlantic and NOW on June 17th.