Just five days after House of the Dragon premiered, HBO bosses confirmed this epic fantasy series will be back for another ride. Following the record-breaking ratings of the show’s pilot episode, the highly-anticipated Game of Thrones prequel has been renewed for Season 2.
House of the Dragon takes place 200 years before the events of the original series and chronicles the events that eventually led to the war of succession between the members of the House Targaryen. Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans star in the series.
The quick renewal of House of the Dragon doesn’t come as a shocker because this show knocked it out of the park with its pilot episode. Approximately 10 million viewers tuned in to watch it on the first night of availability, making this HBO’s largest series debut to date.
Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming, said they’re beyond proud of what the entire team has accomplished with Season 1 and can’t wait for its follow-up.
“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… We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with Season 2,” said Orsi in a statement.