renewed for a second season, HBO confirmed Friday.fans can expect even more Fire and Blood. has been
The renewal follows the nearly 10 million viewers -- the largest audience for any new HBO original series. More than 20 million viewers had watched the first episode as of Friday, the company noted in a press release.premiering on HBO and on Sunday, when it drew
Episode 2 airs this Sunday, Aug. 28, and season 1 will consist of 10 episodes.
"House of the Dragon may never be the next Game of Thrones but, from the six hours I've seen, it looks poised to at least step out of the giant shadow its predecessor casts," CNET's Daniel Van Boom.
The show takes place 172 years before the birth of Daenerys Targaryen, and reveals the era when her ancestors ruled Westeros with their big, mean dragons. It's based on Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin's 2018 Targaryen history.