The first episode of House of the Dragon debuted on HBO Max on Sunday and became the highest-watched premiere in the network’s history. Game of Thrones fans were super-hyped to visit the world of Westeros again, and the prequel did live up to the expectations.
Viewers are now eagerly awaiting the release of the next episode, which premieres on August 28. A trailer for the second episode has already been released by HBO, which has added to the excitement. Read on to watch the teaser and know what to expect from the episode.
Dragons Wage War in The New Episode of House of the Dragon
The teaser begins with the visuals of House Targaryen dealing with the aftermath of the announcement of the new heir, Rhaenyra. The episode has been titled ‘The Rogue Prince’, so it will mainly focus on Dameon Targaryen as he sets out on his plan to take over the Iron Throne.
The footage also shows dragons going into full rampage mode and burning armies, signaling that a battle has already possibly begun. Earlier reports had suggested that there are going to be 17 dragons in the show, and a few of them are excited to make a debut in the upcoming episode. Watch the exciting teaser below.
Fans have been sharing their excitement in the comments, with one writing, “I’m excited for sundays again and even more excited to be back in Westeros,” and another one commenting, “Can’t wait to see what happens next week can’t wait for it.”
The First Episode was Watched by nearly 10 Million Viewers
The debut episode set a new record of viewership as it was watched by 9.986 million people in the US. The numbers included linear airings as well as HBO Max streams. HBO also announced that this was the largest launch of a series across the U.S., Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Talking about the immensely positive response, HBO and HBO Max’s Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys said in a statement, “It was wonderful to see millions of Game of Thrones fans return with us to Westeros last night.”
“House of the Dragon features an incredibly talented cast and crew who poured their heart and soul into the production, and we’re ecstatic with viewers’ positive response. We look forward to sharing with audiences what else George, Ryan, and Miguel have in store for them this season,” he added.
House of the Dragon is set Almost 200 before Game of Thrones
The events of the show take place almost 2 centuries before the events of Game of Thrones begin. The series will feature 10 episodes, directed by Miguel Sapochnik, Clare Kilner, Geeta Vasant Patel and Greg Yaitanes, that will air every Sunday.
George R. R. Martin, Ryan Condal, Miguel Sapochnik, Sara Hess, Vince Gerardis and Ron Schmidt are serving as the executive producers on the project. The show features a huge ensemble cast, which includes some well-known faces such as Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, and Sonoya Mizuno.
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