The recently released House of the Dragon broke records with its debut episode and the makers revealed the fate of the Game of Thrones prequel series. House of the Dragon has been renewed for season 2. The news comes less than a week after the Game of Thrones prequel premiered on HBO, becoming the most viewed debut of any new original series in the premium cable channel’s history.
When the news of the prequel series was announced by HBO, Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming stated, “We are beyond proud of what the entire House of the Dragon team has accomplished with season 1. 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.”
She added, “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.” House of the Dragon has been streamed by over 20 million viewers. However, the first episode of the series set up a battle of succession for the Iron Throne as it jumped back nearly 200 years to explore the height of the Targaryen family, which reigned over King’s Landing at the time.
Adapted from George R.R. Martin’s book, Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon features an ensemble cast, including Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, Rhys Ifans as well as Milly Alcock and Emily Carey.
The HBO hit series tells the story of a turbulent period for House Targaryen, one that set sibling against sibling and dragon against dragon. The point of contention: who should rule on the Iron Throne, of course. You can also stream House Of The Dragon season 1 on Disney+ now.