It Took Less Than A Week For HBO To Renew House Of The Dragon

The Targaryens aren’t leaving the throne any time soon. House of the Dragon, the highly anticipated Game Of Thrones prequel, debuted last Sunday and has already been renewed by HBO for a second season.

Dragon drew 10 million viewers in its Sunday night premiere, the largest in the network’s history for  a new series. HBO’s streaming service, HBO Max, briefly crashed during the premiere, and the network said Friday that over 20 million viewers had now watched Episode 1.

The new series comes a little more than three years after Game of Thrones ended its eight-season run in unspectacular fashion, leaving fans outraged at the controversial finale.

Turns out, a little bit of time apart was all it took to mend fences, as viewers returned to Westeros with a bang on Sunday.

House of the Dragon is set roughly 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and follows the Targayan family and an impending civil war.

The first episode – The Heirs of the Dragon – received mostly positive reviews, including an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.

OutKick’s Clay Travis also gave the first episode a thumbs up, calling it “fantastic,” and a “veritable master class.”

Season One of House of the Dragon will consist of 10 episodes. HBO did not say when the second season would air.

Written by Zach Dean

Zach grew up in Florida, lives in Florida, and will never leave Florida ... for obvious reasons. He's a reigning fantasy football league champion, knows everything there is to know about NASCAR, and once passed out (briefly!) during a lap around Daytona. He swears they were going 200 mph even though they clearly were not.

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