HBO’s House of the Dragon Secures Third Season Renewal


HBO’s Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon, has been renewed for a third season ahead of its second season premiere this week. This early renewal underscores the network’s confidence in the show, which has already garnered impressive viewership and critical acclaim.

The series, co-created by Ryan Condal and George R.R. Martin, explores the internal power struggles within House Targaryen, set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The story unfolds in the fictional continent of Westeros and is based on Martin’s book, Fire & Blood.

House of the Dragon made history as HBO’s biggest series debut, capturing 29 million viewers per episode across linear channels and streaming platforms. This success led to a swift renewal for the second season, which will premiere on June 16, 2024.

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The show has received widespread praise, earning Emmy and British Academy Television Craft Award nominations and winning the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama.

The second season will feature eight episodes, with the return of cast members like Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Emma D’Arcy. New additions to the cast include Abubakar Salim and Gayle Rankin, among others.

HBO’s programming and drama series chief, Francesca Orsi, expressed her enthusiasm for the renewal: “George, Ryan, and the rest of our incredible executive producers, cast, and crew, have reached new heights with the phenomenal second season. We are in awe of the dragon-sized effort the entire team has put into the creation of a spectacular season two, with a scope and scale that is only rivaled by its heart. We could not be more thrilled to continue the story of House Targaryen and watch this team burn bright again for season three.”

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In the US, the second season of “House of the Dragon” will premiere on Sunday, June 16, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. ET on HBO and Max.

In the UK, the season will premiere on Monday, June 17, 2024, at 2:00 a.m. BST on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV. It will also be reshown later that day at 9:00 p.m. BST on Sky Atlantic.

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