The Margin: HBO’s ‘House of the Dragon’ has already been renewed for a second season

by | Aug 26, 2022 | Stock Market

HBO is bringing more fire and blood.  The Warner Bros. Discovery–owned network announced Friday morning that it’s renewing “House of the Dragon” for a second season, just days after its “Game of Thrones” prequel series drew a record 9.986 million viewers across HBO and HBO Max for its premiere episode.

“We are beyond proud of what the entire ‘House of the Dragon’ team has accomplished with season one,” wrote Francesca Orsi, the executive vice president of HBO Programming, in a statement.  Related: ‘House of the Dragon’ premiere sets HBO record with nearly 10 million viewers “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,” added Orsi. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two.”  “House of the Dragon” was an expensive bet for HBO — especially after the original “Game of Thrones” series based on George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels became a cultural sensation, only to fade away following a critically-panned final season that saw some fans demanding a reshoot of the last two seasons. 

“Game of Thrones” prequel “House of the Dragon” brings fire and blood (and dragons) back to Sunday nights on HBO.


Indeed, “Game of Thrones” lasted eight seasons, won 59 Emmy Awards and was HBO’s most popula …

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