House of the Dragon renewed for the second season after the massive success of the first episode
House of the Dragon – a prequel to the acclaimed fantasy drama, Games of Thrones – was released earlier this week on August 22. While the creators have only released one episode of the current season yet, HBO already announced on Friday that the show will be back for another season. The show depicts the glory days of the ancestors of the popular rulers of the Game of Thrones kingdom. Set around 200 years ago from the birth of Daenerys Targaryen or the Khaleesi, the show is based on George RR Martin’s book – Fire and Blood.
Along with a photo of a dragon, HBO Max announced on Twitter the renewal of the second season of House of the Dragon. The move came after Sunday’s U.S. Season 1 debut drew more than 10 million viewers overnight, setting a record for HBO for a series opener.
The show has now set a record for “the largest viewership for any new original series in HBO history,” television network owner WarnerMedia said in a statement.
“Our phenomenal cast and crew took on a huge challenge and exceeded all expectations. A huge thank you [to co-creator and executive producer George R.R. Martin and co-creator and showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik] for guiding us on this journey. We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing the epic saga of House Targaryen to life with season two,” said Francesca Orsi, HBO’s Executive Vice President of Programming.
The first season of House of the Dragon has 10 episodes, directed by Ryan J. Condal in association with other showrunners. The series, with a weekly release, will end on October 24. In India, the show airs on Disney+ Hotstar.
Meanwhile, it should be noted that Game of Thrones ran for eight seasons between 2011 and 2019. The series currently has at least seven other spin-off projects underway.
- Release date August 22, 2022
- Gender Drama, Fantasy
Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, Olivia Cooke, Graham McTavish, Matthew Needham, Jefferson Hall, Harry Collett, Tom Glynn-Carney, Ewan Mitchell, Phia Saban, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell
Miguel Sapochnik, Greg Yaitanes, Clare Kilner, Geeta Vasant Patel
Miguel Sapochnik, Ryan Condal, George RR Martin, Ron Schmidt, Jocelyn Diaz, Sara Hess, Vince Gerardis, Karen Wacker, Angus More Gordon, Alexis Raben, Kevin Lau
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