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Everything we know about ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2

Everything we know about ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2

[ad_1] The Season 1 finale of House of the Dragon ended with a devastating, dragon-toothed crunch that shook the realm and set in motion the Targaryen civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. But with that epic cliffhanger came the horrifying realization that we’d have to wait for Season 2 to find out what would happen next. This hiatus may have been dark and full of terrors, but thankfully, it’s almost over. House of the Dragon returns to us June 16, when we’ll finally see Queen Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) and her half-brother King Aegon II (Tom Glynn-Carney) duke it out for the Iron Throne in earnest. To get ready for the new season, read on for looks at the trailers, a rundown of new cast members, and predictions on what will happen next based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood. Here’s what we know so far about Season 2. SEE ALSO: ‘House of the Dragon’s ending was foreshadowed in the very first episode What is the release date for House of the …

TV Premiere Dates 2024: ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘House of the Dragon,’ ‘The Bear’ and More

TV Premiere Dates 2024: ‘Bridgerton,’ ‘House of the Dragon,’ ‘The Bear’ and More

[ad_1] With the era of peak TV showing no signs of slowing down in 2024, ET has put together a comprehensive list of all the upcoming premiere dates for major series — both new and returning — across broadcast networks, cable channels and streaming platforms.  Broken down by month, the extensive look at what is on the horizon offers viewers the chance to stay on top of the returns of prestige series like The Bear, Bridgerton and House of the Dragon, fan favorites like The Boys and The Umbrella Academy and sci-fi streaming series like Star Wars: Tales of the Empire and the new season of Doctor Who. As always, the guide will be continuously updated throughout the year as more premiere dates are announced, so keep this handy — and start marking your calendars for what to watch throughout the rest of 2024. MAY May 1 Acapulco — Season 3 (Apple TV+)Shardlake — Season 1 (Hulu) May 2 Hacks — Season 3 (Max)The Tattooist of Auschwitz — Limited Series (Peacock)A Man in Full — Limited Series (Netflix) May 8 Dark Matter — Season 1 (Apple TV+)Reginald the Vampire …

Scientists unearthed a 240-million-year-old ‘Chinese Dragon’

Scientists unearthed a 240-million-year-old ‘Chinese Dragon’

[ad_1] Dinocephalosaurus orientalis fossil. (CREDIT: National Museums Scotland) In the Year of the Dragon, scientists have made an exciting discovery: a complete fossil of an aquatic reptile resembling a “Chinese dragon” due to its snake-like features and elongated neck. The fossil, belonging to the Dinocephalosaurus orientalis, dates back 240 million years to the Triassic period and was unearthed in Guizhou Province, southern China. Although the reptile was initially identified in 2003, this latest find, measuring about 16 feet in length, provides a more comprehensive view of the creature, enabling scientists to depict it in its entirety for the first time. Dinocephalosaurus orientalis fossil. (CREDIT: National Museums Scotland) Dinocephalosaurus was a type of sea reptile that lived in China during a time called the Triassic period. It had a long neck and lived in water. Scientists have only found one kind of Dinocephalosaurus, called D. orientalis. It was named by someone named Li in 2003. Unlike other sea reptiles with long necks, Dinocephalosaurus didn’t stretch out its individual neck bones. Instead, it added more bones to …

Tales Of Kenzera: Zau – new game inspired by House Of The Dragon actor’s grief of losing his father | Ents & Arts News

Tales Of Kenzera: Zau – new game inspired by House Of The Dragon actor’s grief of losing his father | Ents & Arts News

[ad_1] Growing up, Abubakar Salim never felt destined to be a star of the screen. The Jamestown and Raised By Wolves actor, who this year joins the cast of HBO and Sky’s House Of The Dragon, didn’t much care for the worlds of TV and film where he has since made his name. “As a kid, I didn’t really like TV,” he recalls. “Cartoons were pretty cool, but this was when they were at a set time, so you couldn’t watch them all the time!” Due to his dyslexia, reading didn’t come naturally either. For a young Salim, who goes by Abu, it was games that proved an escape. “It was the one thing I had a passion for – and my father saw that. “If it wasn’t for games, I wouldn’t be an actor – they sparked my love for storytelling. And my dad saw they were the only way in for me.” Image: Abu and his father shared a deep love of video games. Pic: EA ‘He knew I was fascinated’ Abu’s dad …

A ‘House of the Dragon’ Star Made a Video Game to Grieve His Father

A ‘House of the Dragon’ Star Made a Video Game to Grieve His Father

[ad_1] A decade ago, Abubakar Salim lost his father. That grief lives within him. An actor by trade, with credits in Raised by Wolves and House of the Dragon’s upcoming season, he searched for years for the right medium to work through the hurt. A film. A TV show. Nothing did it justice—until he tried to make a video game. “If you’re really depicting grief in a truthful and honest way, it is so open and chaotic that actually, you can kind of gamify it,” he says. Salim is the CEO and creative director of Surgent Studios, the developer behind the upcoming Metroidvania game Tales of Kenzera: Zau. The game, set to launch April 23, follows a young shaman, Zau, who has made a deal with the god of death to bring his father back to life in exchange for three great spirits. Its story is a reflection of coping with loss—even its premise is built on bargaining, a common stage for someone dealing with death. The button-mashing, the mask-switching—these are all, Salim says, representative …

Scientists link elusive human group to 150,000-year-old Chinese ‘dragon man’ | Evolution

Scientists link elusive human group to 150,000-year-old Chinese ‘dragon man’ | Evolution

[ad_1] They remain one of the most elusive groups of humans to have walked on earth. Evidence from the DNA traces left by Denisovans shows they lived on the Tibetan plateau, ­probably ­travelled to the Philippines and Laos in south Asia and might have made their way to northern China more than 100,000 years ago. They also interbred with modern humans. What Denisovans looked like or how they lived has remained a­ ­mystery, however. Only a jaw ­fragment, a few bits of bone and one or two teeth ­provide any evidence of their physical characteristics. Their DNA, which was first found in samples from the Denisova cave in Siberia in 2010, provides most of our ­information about their existence. But recently scientists have pinpointed a strong candidate for the species to which the Denisovans might have belonged. This is Homo longi – or “Dragon man” – from Harbin in north-east China. This key fossil is made up of an almost complete skull with a braincase as big as a modern human’s and a flat face with …

Researchers discovered a 240-million-year-old ‘Dragon’ in China

Researchers discovered a 240-million-year-old ‘Dragon’ in China

[ad_1] Scientists have made an exciting discovery: a complete fossil of an aquatic reptile resembling a “Chinese dragon” due to its snake-like features and elongated neck. (CREDIT: Marlene Donnelly) In the Year of the Dragon, scientists have made an exciting discovery: a complete fossil of an aquatic reptile resembling a “Chinese dragon” due to its snake-like features and elongated neck. The fossil, belonging to the Dinocephalosaurus orientalis, dates back 240 million years to the Triassic period and was unearthed in Guizhou Province, southern China. Although the reptile was initially identified in 2003, this latest find, measuring about 16 feet in length, provides a more comprehensive view of the creature, enabling scientists to depict it in its entirety for the first time. Dinocephalosaurus orientalis fossil. (CREDIT: National Museums Scotland) Dinocephalosaurus was a type of sea reptile that lived in China during a time called the Triassic period. It had a long neck and lived in water. Scientists have only found one kind of Dinocephalosaurus, called D. orientalis. It was named by someone named Li in 2003. …

HBO Drops Dueling Trailers for HOUSE OF THE DRAGON

HBO Drops Dueling Trailers for HOUSE OF THE DRAGON

[ad_1] This content contains affiliate links. When you buy through these links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Welcome to Today in Books, where we report on literary headlines at the intersection of politics, culture, media, and more. Staying Grounded After Heaven & Earth Success After years (decades, really) of being criminally under-celebrated, James McBride is finally getting the recognition he deserves. The Heaven & Earth Grocery Store, the rare book that wins the double brass rings of both critical and commercial success, was one of the biggest books of 2023, and the momentum doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. But McBride, long accustomed to being a “David” in the publishing industry, isn’t letting his newfound Goliath status go to his head. In a wonderful profile by the NYT’s Elizabeth Harris, McBride discusses how his life has changed since he started putting up the kind of numbers that are usually reserved for celebrity memoirs and—more important—the many ways in which it hasn’t. The key, it seems, is that his writing career is just one of the critical elements …

“House of the Dragon” drops dueling “Black” and “Green” trailers for long-awaited second season

“House of the Dragon” drops dueling “Black” and “Green” trailers for long-awaited second season

[ad_1] Are you team Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy) or Alicent (Emma Cooke)? The new trailers for the HBO “Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” preview a new season with the two lead characters on the brink of war, asking its audience to either pick Rhaenyra’s black squad or Alicent’s green team. The black trailer highlighted Rhaenrya, Prince Daemon (Matt Smith) and their army on Dragonstone, while the green put Alicent, her father Otto (Rhys Ifans) and her children, King Aegon (Tom Glynn-Carney) and Prince Aemond (Ewan Mitchell), at center stage in King’s Landing. The “GOT” prequel takes place nearly 200 years before the events of the original show. However, season two of “House of the Dragon” is shaping up to officially launch the Targaryen civil war. The highly anticipated second season is reported to pick up right where the first ended in season one with Aegon, Rhaenyra’s half-brother being crowned king of Westeros without her knowledge even though she was the chosen successor and views herself as the rightful heir to their father, the late King Viserys …

House of the Dragon showrunner teases return of the Starks after new trailer drops

House of the Dragon showrunner teases return of the Starks after new trailer drops

[ad_1] For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails House of the Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal has teased the return of a fan-favourite Game of Thrones family in the show’s second season, saying: “I love a Stark!” The new season, which is set to air on HBO from 16 June, will focus on the Targaryen civil war known as the “Dance of the Dragons”. It will be available to watch in the UK on Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW from 17 June. Two new trailers have just been released, each focusing on rival sides. The Black Council is made up of supporters of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy), while the Green Council backs Queen Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) and those who fought to put her son King Aegon II Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney) on the Iron Throne. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Condal said: “This is not a story of goodies and baddies, black hats and white …