House of the Dragon

HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ Renewed for a Second Season Following Record Viewership

It’s only been a few days since its highly anticipated release, but HBO’s House of the Dragon has been renewed for a second season. Reeling viewers back in after a lacklustre ending to Game of Thrones, the prequel series debut pulled in the biggest audience for any show at premiere across BINGE and Foxtel. In the United States, the first episode garnered 10 million viewers, breaking a viewership record for HBO.

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House of the Dragon

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Based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novel “Fire & Blood,” House of the Dragon is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The show chronicles the story of House of Targaryen and the family’s fall from power amid the intense Targaryen war of succession.

House of the Dragon is Co-Created and Executive Produced by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal. The star-studded ensemble cast includes Paddy Considine (The Third Day), Matt Smith (The Crown), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers), Steve Toussaint (Doctor Who), Eve Best (Nurse Jackie), Sonoya Mizuno (Ex Machina), Fabien Frankel (The Serpent) and Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill).

“We are beyond proud of what the entire House of the Dragon team has accomplished with season one,” Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming, said in a statement. “Our phenomenal cast and crew undertook a massive challenge and exceeded all expectations, delivering a show that has already established itself as must-see-TV.”

“A huge thank you to George, Ryan, and Miguel for leading us on this journey,” Orsi continued. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two.”

While HBO is yet to announce when the second season is scheduled to begin production, fans can watch the new episodes of House of the Dragon‘s first 10-part juncture on Binge every Monday. For everything you need to know about where to watch it and when, check out our full guide.

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