Sunday premiere of house of the dragonthe HBO spin-off of game of Thrones it was a success. It delivered 10 million viewers overnight. According to the hollywood reporter, this is an HBO record for a series opening. Almost at the level of the premiere of the sixth season of game of Thrones. In fact, it crashed the HBO Max server and affected some viewers. Since then, the numbers have risen to 20 million in the US through demand and HBO Max.
This success has made HBO make the easy decision to renew house of the dragon for a second season. It had been no secret that the future of the Game of Thrones spin-off hinged heavily on how the series performed in its first week. Viewership and social media reactions suggest that audiences were hungry for more of this franchise after its lackluster ending to the main series’ eighth season.
This success also bodes well for the future of other spin-offs that are in the works at HBO. Four of them are scripted and three of them and three are animated. Of course, not everyone will get the green light, but that means your odds are better now.
It will be interesting to see the timeline of the series. The first season of house of the dragon it took 10 months of production and a huge amount of time for post-production. It would be a safe prediction to say that we won’t see a second season until 2024.
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Here’s the synopsis for HBO’s House of the Dragon
The reign of House Targaryen begins: House of the Dragon, the prequel to Game of Thrones, is here. Based on “Fire & Blood” by George RR Martin, the series, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of the House of Targaryens.
Paddy Considine (HBO’s The Third Day and The Outsider), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint (It’s a Sin, Doctor Who), Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel and Rhys Ifans for star. Additional cast members include Milly Alcock, 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, and Savannah Steyn.
Martin and Ryan Condal are co-creators of the series. Miguel Sapochnik and Condal serve as showrunners, with the pair also serving as executive producers along with Martin, Sara Hess, Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis and Ron Schmidt. Clare Kilner and Geeta Vasant Patel are also directing the series. Greg Yaitanes is director and co-executive producer. Game of Thrones and Westworld composer Ramin Djawadi scored the series.
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