HBO has officially renewed the Game of Thrones prequel series ‘House of the Dragon’ for a second season. The confirmation came after the series debuted with the largest audience for any new original series in HBO history.
As per HBO, the first episode on August 21 and 22 was seen by over 20 million viewers across linear, On Demand, and HBO Max platforms in the U.S., based on a combination of Nielsen data and first-party data. And these numbers came even though the first episode was leaked online 24 hours before its release.
Although, it was reported last year that the series is already preparing for a possible second season. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Season 2 of House of the Dragon will begin filming this fall primarily in London and various other parts of Europe.
“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,” said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “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.”
Based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, the series will tell the story of House Targaryen and take place 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. Miguel Sapochnik and Condal are the showrunners, and also serve as executive producers along with Martin, Vince Gerardis, Sara Lee Hess, and Ron Schmidt.
The cast of the series is led by Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Steve Toussaint, Emma D’Arcy, Sonoya Mizuno, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, and Rhys Ifans. Additional cast includes Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, John Macmillan, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Gavin Spokes, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, and Savannah Steyn.
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