Following the triumph of Game of Thrones, HBO's House of the Dragon has rekindled enthusiasm for the rich dark fantasy franchise, and Season 2 is set to amplify the cast. The recent teaser trailer for Season 2 teases heightened stakes in the aftermath of its predecessor's gruesome events, as characters like Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower gear up for a protracted, bloody, and vengeful war.

Yet, the anticipation for Season 2 is further fueled by the notable new additions to the cast. In addition to the exceptional returning actors, fresh key players are poised to make their mark in this Targaryen civil war, including figures like Cregan Stark and Alys Rivers. These characters promise to elevate the already remarkable ensemble that graces the expansive landscapes of Westeros.

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