HBO Announced:House of the Dragon Triumphantly Secures Season 2 Renewal!
2024/03/27

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"HBO's House of the Dragon," the much-anticipated prequel to "Game of Thrones," has been swiftly granted a second season, following its record-breaking debut. Garnering over 20 million viewers for its premiere episode, "The Heirs of the Dragon," the series caused a stir, even temporarily crashing HBO Max on Amazon devices. Francesca Orsi, HBO Programming's EVP, praised the show's exceptional team for surpassing expectations and creating compelling television that has quickly become essential viewing.

Set 200 years before the events of "Game of Thrones," the narrative delves into the Targaryen dynasty's internal conflicts, setting the stage for Daenerys Targaryen's lineage.

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Central to the story is King Viserys' (Paddy Considine) dilemma over the succession, leading to a spotlight on his daughter Rhaenyra, portrayed by Milly Alcock in the first five episodes.


While critics have offered a mix of reviews, the overall reception leans positive, with Rotten Tomatoes ratings reflecting strong audience approval. Despite some critiques over the show's direction and thematic focus, "House of the Dragon" promises a deeper exploration of Targaryen lore, blending the political intrigue and epic fantasy that fans have come to expect. 

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