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HBO orders second season of Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon after just one episode

August 26th, 2022 by Marc Comments

Did you watch the first episode of House of the Dragon, the Game of Throne Spin-off, on Sunday night? Did you, like us, enjoy it? Well, then we have good news.

HBO report that the show’s debut on August 21st was record-breaking, with the largest audience for any new original show in HBO history, topping 10m viewers watching as the episode aired live and almost twice that thanks to streaming and, as a result, they have renewed it for a second season already.

The series is based on George RR Martin’s novel Fire & Blood and is a ten-episode prequel depicting “how the House of Targaryen fell into a bitter and brutal civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons — presaging the beginning of the end of the ruling family of Westeros”.

While the series has yet to find its feet – hardly surprising since it’s only one episode in – it certainly seems that HBO are happy with where it’s going and are more than happy to make that known.

See you all on Sunday night…

Source: Indiewire

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….