Media outlets are reporting that the Game of Thrones prequel series, House of the Dragon, has been renewed for a second season at HBO.
Based on George R. R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the series takes place two-hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, focusing on House Targaryen and the Targaryen civil war to come known as the ‘Dance of the Dragons’.
The renewal comes after it was reported that the premiere of House of the Dragon drew over 9.98m viewers across linear and HBO Max platforms in the US, making it the largest audience for any new original series in HBO history.
Francesca Orsi, EVP of HBO Programming, released 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 2.
The series stars Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Emma D’Arcy, Fabien Frankel, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Rhys Ifans, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Harry Collet, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Will Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Shaban, Gavin Spokes and Savannah Steyn.