After a strong first episode that saw record-breaking numbers for HBO and HBO Max Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon was renewed for a second season. Details are scarce as we don’t know the number of episodes, but it’s good news for fans nonetheless.
“We are more than proud of it all House of the Dragon team has achieved with season one. Our phenomenal cast and crew took on a massive challenge and exceeded all expectations, delivering a show that has already established itself as must-see television,” said Francesca Orsi, Executive Vice President, HBO Programming. “A big thank you to George, Ryan and Miguel for leading us on this journey. We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing the epic saga of House Targaryen to life with season two.”
Based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon tells the story of the rise and fall of the Targaryens, the only family of dragon lords to survive the fall of Valyria. It takes place 300 years before the events of the award-winning serial adaptation of Play off Throneswhich aired its last episode almost two years ago.
The 10-episode series will be led by Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. It will also feature Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, Graham McTavish, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Matthew Needham, Bill Patterson, Gavin Spokes, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Savannah Steyn and Theo Nate.
House of the Dragon comes from George RR Martin, Ryan Condal and Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, with Condal and Sapochnik also attached to serve as showrunners. Executive producers are Martin, Sapochnik, Condal, Vince Gerardis and Sara Lee Hess.