House of the Dragon Renewed for Season 2 at HBO
HBO has revealed that the Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon has been renewed for season 2 at the network. The network recently announced that the series premiere recorded the largest premiere in history for the network.
The series focuses on the fall of House Targaryen during one of the greatest civil wars in Westeros history and premiered this last Sunday with an episode that was very reminiscent of the beauty of the landscapes and the brutality we have come to expect from Game of Thrones. Close to 10M viewers tuned in for the premiere across HBO and HBO Max.
HBO‘s official description of the series reads:
“The reign of House Targaryen begins: House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, is here. Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen.”
Executive Vice President of HBO programming, Francesca Orsi made a statement saying:
“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.”
The series stars Milly Alcock, Emma D’arcy, Matt Smith, Rhys Ifans, Olivia Cooke. Paddy Considine, 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, Savannah Steyn, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, and Sonoya Mizuno.
The series is based on Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin‘s novel Fire & Blood. The series will work its way up to the Targaryen civil war, Dance of Dragons which takes place 172 years prior to the birth of Daenerys Targaryen who was portrayed by Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones.
House of the Dragon airs on HBO and is also available on HBO Max. The second episode of House of the Dragon will premiere on HBO on August 28th, 2022.