HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon has officially been renewed for a second season, shortly after the debut of its first episode.
House of the Dragon may have only just gotten started on HBO, but the Game of Thrones spin-off about House Targaryen has already landed a Season 2 renewal at the network. While the ending to Game of Thrones didn’t sit well with many fans, clearly hopes are high that the prequel series will restore faith in the franchise.
While there were always plans for House of the Dragon beyond its first season, now HBO has made it official.
Even More Fire & Blood
News of House of the Dragon‘s renewal follows HBO reporting record-breaking audience numbers for the prequel series’ first episode.
The House of the Dragon premiere, which aired on Sunday, August 21, received nearly 10 million viewers across HBO and HBO Max, making it HBO’s most-watched series premiere of all time. While the series is only just getting started, this incredible opening and the brand recognition that comes with a Game of Thrones property mean it is little wonder it has already landed a Season 2.
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.
The series is based on the novel Fire & Blood by George R. R. Martin, who co-created House of the Dragon for HBO alongside Ryan Condal. HBO’s other Game of Thrones spin-offs currently in development include a series focusing on Kit Harington’s Jon Snow.
Here is the synopsis for the Game of Thrones spin-off series:
Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, the series will tell the story of House Targaryen (a.k.a. the House that gave us the Mother of Dragons herself, Daenerys Targaryen) and take place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan J. Condal serve as co-showrunners on House of the Dragon and are executive producing 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.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly