Olivia Cooke looked beautiful in an emerald green dress as filming began for the second season of House of the Dragon on Saturday.
Based on George RR Martin’s Fire and Blood, the series tells the story of House Targaryen, 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
The 29-year-old actress, who plays Alison Hightower in the Game of Thrones prequel, wore a green gown with gold detailing.
Olivia accessorised with a matching veil, while her blonde hair was styled in a neat bun.
She sported a bronze makeup palette that emphasized her natural features with a swipe of pink lipstick.
Olivia sat beside her co-star in a gilded carriage that was being pulled by horses and followed by knights.
The actors are wrapped in large gray blankets to stay warm while chatting with crew members in between.
This comes after a new image from the set showed the throne with members of the production crew seen in the background.
Series showrunner and executive producer Ryan Condle teased what fans can expect from season two.
He said: ‘The House of the Dragon is back. We are thrilled to be shooting again with our original family members on both sides of the camera as well as new talent.
‘All your favorite characters will soon be plotting at council tables, marching with their armies and riding their dragons into battle. We can’t wait to share what we have in store.
The season two cast includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabian Frankel, Evan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans.
Additional returning stars include Harry Collette, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Fia Saban, Jefferson Hall and Matthew Needham.
The first season received acclaim from critics, with particular praise for the show’s visual effects and character development.
HBO bosses will be hoping the next batch of episodes replicate the success of the first season, with the first episode watched by more than 10 million people on its first day.
It comes after House of the Dragon star Matt Smith’s former The Crown co-star Claire Foy admitted she struggles to watch him on the fantasy series.
Matt opposes the divisive and obnoxious Prince Daemon Targaryen on the show.
Claire said: ‘I’ve seen it all [it], It took a huge amount of commitment, which subsided towards the end.’
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‘Then I had to tell [Smith] That I found them disgusting to look at.’
Matt’s character is engaged in an incestuous relationship with the young princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Millie Alcock), who becomes romantically involved with her uncle, Prince Daemon Targaryen (Smith), before the elder Rhaenyra (Emma) eventually marries him. Married her.
Before they get married, in the fourth episode of the HBO show, Rhaenyra and her uncle engage in another incestuous activity.
He takes his young niece to the Westeros capital of King’s Landing where she visits a brothel and the pair share a kiss.
House of the Dragon attracted 9.986 million viewers on August 21, the largest number for any premiere in HBO history.
House of the Dragon Season 1 is now averaging 29 million viewers per episode in the US
Each episode more than tripled its average debut night audience, with strong catch-up viewing.
The first season of House of the Dragon is also tracking closely behind the seventh season of Game of Thrones, which averaged 32.8 million viewers across all platforms in the US.
House of the Dragon, which is set 172 years before the events of Game of Thrones, has become a topic of discussion on social media as well.
The show was ranked #1 as the ‘Most Social Series in All of TV and Streaming’ according to Talkwalker’s Total Interaction Rankings.
The series was the #1 trending topic on Twitter for 10 consecutive hours in the US on Sunday night, while the global metric has increased by over 30% since its premiere.
The show also leads the “advanced viewership” of flagship series Game of Thrones, which saw “month-to-month gains” this summer ahead of the debut of House of the Dragon.
Ascension ended with the ‘highest weekly viewers ever on HBO Max since House of the Dragon premiered’.
House of the Dragon has also surpassed Game of Thrones season 8 as the most-watched title of all time in Latin America, Europe, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan on the HBO streaming service.