New writer added for Season 2 of House of the Dragon

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Filming on season 2 of House of the Dragon is not too far away, though starting a tad later than originally reported. But first- a bit of writer news!

According to his agency website, David Hancock is writing two episodes for season 2 of House of the Dragon. Hancock served as a co-executive producer for the first season of the show. However he’s stepping up to the plate and taking on even more responsibilities this year, according to to the site:


David is a writer and producer currently working on HOUSE OF THE DRAGON for HBO where he serves as Co-Executive Producer and has written two episodes for Season 2.

Prior to joining HotD, Hancock worked on Netflix’s The Crown for seasons 1-4, writing on several episodes.

An agency CV also confirms the return of season 1 director of photography Catherine Goldschmidt, who knocked it out of the park for episode 8, “The Lord of the Tides.” Going by her listed credits at the site, once again she’ll be working with the outstanding director Geeta Patel.

Dir: Geeta Patel
Prods: Ron Schmidt, Miguel Sapochnik & Ryan Condal

Filming on the second season is expected to begin sometime around the end of May, with scouting in Spain already begun. Production crews were spotted by the Spanish news in C├íceres, the city that has served as the stand-in for King’s Landing for several years now, after taking over for Dubrovnik, Croatia. Though there have been casting rumors, with filming season almost upon us, we should get some casting confirmations any day now!

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Susan Miller, Editor in Chief of WatchersOnTheWall.com

7 Comments

  1. HOTD is basically if THE CROWN had dragons & more assassinations so seems like a good choice to write some episodes.

  2. So originally the plan was to start filming of S2 of HOTD in late 2022. Then in early 2023. Then it was March. And now it’s May.

    Something is not right IMO.

  3. I’m not sure how I feel about this. I’m mindful that – irrespective of content – some folk felt that the last couple of seasons of GoT rushed things somewhat. It’s possible that some of the actors have other commitments and a later start means that they don’t want to overrun.

  4. In my comment above I was referring to the possible reduction in length from 10 to 8 episodes….I have no qualms with the show hiring a new writer.

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