August 26, 2022
Less than a week after its premiere, HBO has renewed “House of the Dragon,” the prequel series to the successful “Game of Thrones,” for a second season.
The series debuted Sunday, Aug. 21, to the largest audience for any new original series in HBO history. The first episode has now been seen by more than 20 million viewers across linear, on demand and HBO Max platforms in the United States, based on a combination of Nielsen data and first-party data, according to an HBO and HBO Max press release.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series, set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen.
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Season one stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno,and Rhys Ifans. 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.
“We are beyond proud of what the entire ‘House of the Dragon’ team has accomplished with season one,” Francesca Orsi, EVP 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. We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two.”