Following its record-breaking premiere which crashed the streaming service, HBO wastes no time and announces House of the Dragon has been renewed for Season 2.
“We are beyond proud of what the entire House of the Dragon team has accomplished with season one,” said Francesca Orsi, EVP, HBO Programming. “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. We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with Season 2.”
Over 20 million tune in for House of the Dragon
Last Sunday saw 10 million people tune in, with the first episode now viewed by over 20 million people.
In our review, we said that Matt Smith shines and that the episode shows a lot of promise for the rest of the season.
“It was wonderful to see millions of Game of Thrones fans return with us to Westeros last night. House of the Dragon features an incredibly talented cast and crew who poured their heart and soul into the production, and we’re ecstatic with viewers’ positive response,” said Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer, HBO & HBO Max. “We look forward to sharing with audiences what else George, Ryan, and Miguel have in store for them this season.”
House of the Dragon airs Sundays at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max, leading up to the finale on October 23.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, the series House of the Dragon takes place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.
Also starring in the show includes Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.
The additional cast includes Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, and Savannah Steyn.