House of the Dragon gets another green light after record-breaking debut

New York, New York - Game of Thrones' highly-anticipated prequel series House of the Dragon (HOD) has been renewed for a second season, just after its huge debut.

The Game of Thrones prequel show House of the Dragon has been renewed for a second season!
The Game of Thrones prequel show House of the Dragon has been renewed for a second season!  © IMAGO / Picturelux

Days before the HBO Max series' second episode is scheduled to drop, the show based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood has already been renewed for a sophomore season.

On Friday, the renewal was announced by Deadline following HOD's premiere episode's record-breaking debut. HBO said the singular episode garnered over 20 million viewers nationally.

In a statement, the Executive Vice President of HBO Programming Francesca Orsi dished, "We are beyond proud of what the entire House of the Dragon team has accomplished with season one."

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"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.

"We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with Season 2."

The show's official Instagram also confirmed the news with a fiery reel, aptly captioned, "Fire reigns. #HouseoftheDragon has been renewed for Season 2."

The prequel follows the rise and fall of House Targaryen and is set nearly 200 years before the events of GOT.

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