HBO’s House of the Dragon won Best Drama Series during the 80th Golden Globe Awards.
House of the Dragon took home the award for best drama series at the Golden Globes on Tuesday night. The record-breaking Game of Thrones prequel series was up against Better Call Saul, The Crown, Ozark and Severance.
House of the Dragon season one co-showrunner and director Miguel Sapochnik accepted the Golden Globe award, though he is no longer involved with the series due to a dispite with HBO. Emma D’Arcy and Milly Alcock also took the stage alongside Sapochnik.
“As you can tell, I didn’t think we were going to win so I didn’t get ready,” said Sapochnik. “Thank you very much. This is amazing… I’ve got to say Severance is awesome. I love that show. If I could have made House of the Dragon like Severance, it would’ve been a bit weird for these amazing actors. We had an amazing cast, absolutely stunning. I don’t know what else to say. They were great. Hollywood Foreign Press, thank you very much. HBO, who’s entrusted us with their golden goose, it was worth it and, blimey, here goes the music.”
Miguel Sapochnik went on to add the following: “One thing that I was going to say, which is really important is I noticed when we did the premiere in LA, what everyone did is they had this thing of relief rather than being excited and then they got excited. And it was really heartwarming to know that we actually tread in the footsteps of Game of Thrones. Because that was really one good show, so I thank you very much and good night.
The season one finale of House of the Dragon, titled “The Black Queen,” brought in 9.3 million viewers upon its premiere on HBO, the biggest finale viewership for the network since the final episode of Game of Thrones in 2019. The episode was leaked two days before its official premiere on HBO and aired at the same time as Sunday Night Football and Major League Baseball.
When does House of the Dragon return to HBO?
A second season of House of the Dragon is currently in development at HBO. The second season begins filming early next year and won’t arrive until 2024 at the earliest, according to recent comments from Casey Bloys, Chairman and CEO of HBO and HBO Max.
House of the Dragon is set around 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and follows House Targaryen – the noble house of Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen from Thrones – as a civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons breaks out between claimants to the Iron Throne.
Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal served as co-showrunners on House of the Dragon season one. They also executive produced the season alongside George R. R. Martin. The series features a star-studded cast that includes Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Paddy Considine, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best and Sonoya Mizuno.
Every episode of House Of The Dragon is now available on HBO Max. Stay tuned for the latest news from the world of Game of Thrones and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!