If 'House of the Dragon' was one of your favourite TV shows of 2022, you're probably champing at the bit for the second season - especially after THAT cliffhanger of an ending.

However, it looks like fans will have quite a while longer to wait for Season 2, as HBO boss Casey Bloys revealed in a new interview.

Bloys told Variety that with production just getting started on Season 2, an air date of sometime in 2024 is "a good guess". He also said that it probably won't be eligible for that year's Emmy Awards (which has a cut-off date of May 21st, 2024), so it'll more than likely be next summer when we return to Dragonstone.

Bloys did, however, have more positive news on the possibility of other 'Game of Thrones' spin-offs, refusing to rule out potential other shows in that universe - potentially to avoid having such long gaps between series. There is currently a Jon Snow spin-off in development, for example.

"My philosophy is a good script is number one priority,” he says. “I am not doing it based on wanting to have one a year, two a year. I want to do it based on the scripts that we’re excited about.”

He added: "Remember to get ‘House of the Dragon’ following up from ‘Game of Thrones,’ we developed a lot of shows, shot a pilot, developed a bunch of scripts and we got ‘House of the Dragon'. To do that again is going to take the same amount of effort. You have to develop a lot of things, try things. You never know what’s going to work. So we’re currently doing that.

"I’m not opposed to any number of shows. There’s probably a natural limit to how many fans want, but I’m open to any as long as we feel really good about the scripts and the prospects for a series. It takes a while to get one that hits the mark. I know George [R.R. Martin] feels the same way. You want to do one that everybody’s really proud of and excited about."

Bloys also discussed the possibility of spin-offs of other successful HBO series like 'Succession' ("I don't think so... I always say 'never say never'"), while he also ruled out revivals of 'Six Feet Under', 'True Blood' and 'Watchmen'.

In any case, we have a long wait for 'House of the Dragon', so best get comfortable...