The “Sport of Thrones” prequel “Home of the Dragon” is off to a roaring begin. The ten-episode first season is already shaping as much as be one of many buzziest TV occasions since, nicely, “Sport of Thrones.” And now, HBO has formally renewed the collection for a second season after only one episode of the primary installment aired.
Let’s begin with the easy numbers: in accordance with HBO, the “Home of the Dragon” premiere has been watched by almost 20 million viewers throughout all platforms within the US. That makes it the one largest premiere for any new authentic collection in HBO’s historical past. It additionally introduced within the largest single-night viewers for any HBO episode because the 2019 collection finale of “Sport of Thrones,” which had 19.3 million viewers throughout all platforms, in accordance with The Hollywood Reporter.
These numbers, alone, would have most likely been sufficient to justify a second season — however there’s the pop cultural energy, as nicely. The “Sport of Thrones” model is large enterprise for HBO: not simply as a easy TV present, but additionally as a chance for an enormous community of tie-in merchandise. There’s loads of materials to mine from “Hearth and Blood,” George R.R. Martin’s novel that impressed the collection, and it seems to be like we’ll be attending to discover extra of these tales very quickly.
“We’re past pleased with what the complete ‘Home of the Dragon’ staff has achieved with season one,” Francesca Orsi, govt vp, HBO Programming, stated in an announcement launched through Warner Media’s press website. “Our phenomenal forged and crew undertook an enormous problem and exceeded all expectations, delivering a present that has already established itself as must-see-TV. An enormous thanks to [co-creator and executive producer George R.R. Martin and co-creator and showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik] for main us on this journey. We could not be extra excited to proceed bringing to life the epic saga of Home Targaryen with season two.”
Actual particulars in regards to the second season haven’t but been introduced. Given the sheer scope of the present, with an enormous forged and large manufacturing values, it can most likely be a while earlier than a second outing arrives, and we won’t wait to see what’s subsequent!