“House of the Dragon” Renewed for Season 2 Following Record-Breaking Premiere

Eve Best, Wil Johnson, Steve Toussaint, Theo Nate, and Savannah Steyn in
Eve Best, Wil Johnson, Steve Toussaint, Theo Nate, and Savannah Steyn in "House of the Dragon"

The pilot of House of the Dragon was a roaring success for HBO and it was just a matter of time before the show was renewed. The Game of Thrones prequel will be back for another ride after stellar ratings of the show’s pilot episode that welcomed us back to Westeros.

Francesca Orsi, executive vice president of HBO Programming, confirmed the show’s renewal in an official statement and said that they couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with Season 2.

“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 Orsi.

House of the Dragon is set two centuries before the events of Game of Thrones, and it chronicles the rise and fall of the House Targaryen. Its ensemble cast includes Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.

House of the Dragon premiered on HBO on August 21, and the first episode attracted the largest audience for any new original series in the history of HBO, with approximately 10 million viewers on its first night.