House of the Dragon premiered with the highest viewership of all time. A whopping 20 million users viewed the series premiere episode The Heirs of the Dragon, the show has been renewed for a second season (duh!) to the joy of fans both veterans of Game of Thrones as well as newcomers that joined the trend.
The dragon banner shall soar again
With the massive popularity that the first episode gained, Executive Vice President of HBO Programming, Francesca Orsi was quick to announce that the entertainment giant has already renewed the show for a second season.
Giving a statement, here’s what she said:
“We are beyond proud of what the entire HOUSE OF THE DRAGON team has accomplished with season one. 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.”
House of the Dragon follows the story of the Targaryen dynasty that ruled before the rebellion by Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark which eventually led to the events of Game of Thrones which was released in 2011 and finished with a disappointing Season 8 in 2019.
George R.R. Martin has his focus on House of the Dragon
George R.R. Martin is the creator of it all. He is the author of A Song of Ice and Fire book series which is adapted into Game of Thrones and his other book Fire and Blood is adapted as the currently running House of the Dragon. The story follows the Targaryen dynasty’s rule 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke that we see in all the seasons of Game of Thrones.
It was no surprise that after the disgraceful reaction of Season 8, David Benioff & D.B. Weiss removed themselves from any upcoming project from the Thrones universe. House of the Dragon’s creation is done by none other than George R.R. Martin himself along with Ryan J. Condal. It was recently revealed that the author wanted to continue Game of Thrones for higher seasons until 12,13! But it was the decision of then creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss to end the show where it stands today.
House of the Dragon has a promising start with expectations of 20 million people set on it, the next episode will be released on 28th August and is available to stream on HBO Max.