Barely launched, “House of the Dragon” is renewed for a season 2

The first episode of this “Game of Thrones” prequel, broadcast on Sunday evening in the United States, achieved “largest audience for a new original series in HBO history.”

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Dragons will continue to fly across the skies of Westeros. Barely successfully launched, the series House of the Dragon will return for a second season, announced Friday August 26 the American group WarnerMedia, parent company of HBO. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing the epic House of Targaryen saga to life with a second season.”exclaimed in a press release the vice-president of programs of HBO, Francesca Orsi.

House of the Dragon, the Game of Thrones prequel, takes place almost 200 years before the initial series and tells the story of the bloodthirsty Targaryen dynasty and its 17 dragons. The first episode gathered 9.98 million viewers when it aired on Sunday evening in the United States, realizing “largest audience for a new original series in HBO history”, the WarnerMedia group said in a statement on Monday. As of this Friday, these are “now over 20 million viewers who have seen the first episode on on-demand platforms and HBO Max in the United States”according to the company.

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