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HBO Renews House of the Dragon for Season 2

That didn't take long.
  • Paddy Considine in House of the Dragon. (Photo: HBO)
    Paddy Considine in House of the Dragon. (Photo: HBO)

    House of the Dragon is coming back for a second season. 

    Following news that the Game of Thrones spinoff drew in nearly 10 million viewers for its premiere, HBO has renewed House of the Dragon for Season 2. The series debuted August 21 and has now been viewed by some 20 million people across platforms. Led by an ensemble cast featuring performers like Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Rhys Ifans, and more, the Targaryen-centric series is based on George R.R. Martin's Fire & Blood and is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

    "Our phenomenal cast and crew undertook a massive challenge and exceeded all expectations, delivering a show that has already established itself as must-see-TV," said EVP of HBO Programming Francesca Orsi in a statement. "We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two."

    House of the Dragon airs Sundays at 9:00 PM ET on HBO and HBO Max.

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    Jade Budowski is a freelance writer with a knack for ruining punchlines and harboring dad-aged celebrity crushes. She was previously a reporter/producer at Decider and is a member of the Television Critics Association. Follow her on Twitter: @jadebudowski.

    TOPICS: House of the Dragon, Game of Thrones, Paddy Considine, Sian Brooke