Max Renews ‘House of the Dragon’ for Third Season

 

Demonstrating the formidable strength of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” empire, the network renewed “House of the Dragon” for Season 3, in advance of today’s Season 2 premiere on June 16. The “Game of Thrones” spinoff series — co-created by Ryan Condal and “Thrones” author George R.R. Martin — has proven to be a fire-breathing hit for the network.

 

The show enjoyed the biggest premiere audience ever for an original series for both HBO and HBO Max (now Max), and the first season averaged 29 million viewers an episode over linear and streaming. It was renewed for Season 2 just one week following its series premiere.

 

Based on author Martin’s “Game of Thrones” book “Fire & Blood,” “House of the Dragon” follows the Targaryen dynasty in the fictional continent of Westeros. It takes place nearly 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones” and about 100 years after the Targaryens united the Seven Kingdoms.

 

via Variety

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