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HBO Renews House of the Dragon For Season Two

August 26, 2022 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Matt Smith House of the Dragon Image Credit: Ollie Upton/HBO

To the surprise of no one, HBO is going in on another season of House of the Dragon. HBO announced on Friday that, following the hefty success of the show’s series premiere, they have renewed it for season two.

HBO noted in the announcement that the first episode has been seen by over 20 million people across linear, On Demand and HBO Max platforms in the U.S. “based on a combination of Nielsen data and first party data.” The Game of Thrones prequel is set 200 years before the events of the main show and details the events that led House Targaryen to their state of near-extinction at the start of the originalo series.

HBO Programming EVP Francesca Orsi said in the announcement, “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. A huge thank you to George, Ryan, and Miguel for leading us on this journey. We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two.”

The show stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans. Additional cast includes 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, Savannah Steyn in season one.