“Game of Thrones” highly anticipated prequel “House of the Dragon” will be renewed for a second season after its first episode proved a mega hit.
“Fire reigns. House of the Dragon has been renewed for Season 2,” the show’s official Twitter account said.
As per media reports, the show’s premiere on Sunday drew nearly 10 million viewers on television and the HBO Max streaming service, the largest audience for any new original series in the history of network, according to HBO.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the drama is set 200 years before the events that played out in GOT and focuses on how the House of Targaryen falls into civil war.
It begins with King Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine) deliberating who should be his next heir — his brother Prince Daemon (Matt Smith) or his daughter Princess Rhaenyra (Emma D’Arcy).
“Game of Thrones” first aired in 2011, becoming a global phenomenon. The award-winning HBO series wrapped up in 2019 with a finale that left fans divided.