Despite premiering less than a week ago, HBO has announced that George R.R. Martin’s House of the Dragon has already been renewed for a second season. George R.R. Martin’s House of the Dragon is based on the author’s much-loved novella, The Princess and the Queen, and from the start, many fans were worried it was packed with too much information to be adapted into just one 10-episode season.
The announcement by HBO comes as little surprise given that the first episode shattered HBO’s record for the biggest premiere audience for a new show. According to HBO, over 10 million people tuned in across all platforms this past Sunday, a number which doubled the following day.
HBO also clearly has a lot of faith in the future of the show. Francesca Orsi, executive VP of HBO programming, stated:
“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. We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two.”
— House of the Dragon (@HouseofDragon) August 26, 2022
It’s hard to predict what the show’s second season will focus on as we don’t yet know how far into the book’s plot we will get through the first season. There is also the fact that even just one episode in, the show has already started to make core departures from the source material, leaving us with little ability to predict the show’s future.
As of now, there is no confirmation on when the production of the second season will begin or when it will premiere. Although we know that season one took roughly ten months to film and additional editing time, so it’s a fair bet that we will be looking at a 2024 release window.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter