“Recreation of Thrones” prequel sequence “Home of the Dragon” has been renewed for a second season, HBO stated Friday.
The announcement comes after greater than 20 million individuals have now watched the primary episode, in line with Nielsen and first get together knowledge collected by HBO. The present garnered virtually 10 million views throughout linear and HBO Max platforms the evening of its launch final Sunday. That was the most important viewers of any new unique sequence in HBO’s historical past.
The present, a spin-off of HBO’s “Recreation of Thrones” hit, takes place centuries earlier than the favored sequence. It was initially permitted for a 10-episode season in 2019.
The success of the present is being intently watched, as many see it as a barometer for HBO’s success within the streaming wars. Warner Bros. Discovery has been reducing prices and retooling its technique at HBO, together with with the deletion of reveals and films from the platform to higher tailor its choices. The strikes come forward of HBO Max’s merger with Discovery+.
The debut of “Home of the Dragon” additionally comes as Amazon nears the discharge of “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Energy” sequence.