HBO Wastes No Time Renewing ‘House Of The Dragon’ For Season Two

To be totally honest, I found the first episode of House of the Dragon very dry and boring. Took me multiple attempts to finish it. That said, HBO loves the numbers they got from it, as the debut was the most-watched ever for an original series in the network’s history. And that is gonna get you a second season, hands down.

HBO has announced that House of the Dragon has been renewed early for a second season. Weseros’ most notorious family of dragon-tamers will be sticking around for the long-ish haul. It’ll be interesting to see if this show has the same staying power as the original Game of Thrones, which became an addictive must-see watch every single week. The House of the Dragon premiere actually tops what its predecessor launched with back in 2011.

HBO executive vice president of programming Francesca Orsi was quite bullish on the show’s long-term future…

“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,” Orsi said. “A huge thank you to George, Ryan, and Miguel [Sapochnik] for leading us on this journey. We couldn’t be more excited to continue bringing to life the epic saga of House Targaryen with season two.”

We’ll find out if these strong early numbers hold going into episode two, which airs this Sunday night on HBO.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.