With the second episode now available to watch, HBO has brought online the House of the Dragon episode 3 preview, which you can watch below! In addition to the preview, we’ve also got a look inside episode 2 and the latest podcast.
In the second episode of the official House of the Dragon podcast, co-hosts Greta Johnsen and Jason Concepcion discuss new alliances and broken relationships in Episode 102. Emily Carey discusses her process of getting into character and Alicent’s connections with both Rhaenyra and King Viserys.
HBO this week announced that House of the Dragon has been renewed for a second season. The series, based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, is set 200 years before Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.
House of the Dragon debuted Sunday, August 21, to the largest audience for any new original series in HBO history. The first episode has been seen by over 20 million viewers across linear, On Demand, and HBO Max platforms in the U.S., based on a combination of Nielsen data and first-party data.
The House of the Dragon premiere drew 9.986 million viewers across linear and HBO Max platforms in the U.S. Sunday night. The premiere also marked the largest series launch on HBO Max across the U.S., LatAm, and EMEA, driving an unprecedented level of concurrent streams on the platform.
Typically, Sunday night viewership for an HBO series will represent just 20%-40% of the show’s total gross audience. The House of the Dragon premiere was also a hit on social media, where fans showed up in droves to celebrate the return to Westeros.
George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal serve as co-creators of the series, which stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.
The show’s additional cast members include Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, and David Horovitch.
The cast is rounded out by Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, and Savannah Steyn.
Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal are showrunners, and the pair also serve as executive producers along with Martin, Vince Gerardis, Sara Lee Hess, and Ron Schmidt.
Clare Kilner (The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, The Wedding Date) and Geeta V. Patel (Meet the Patels, The Witcher) direct the series. Greg Yaitanes (Banshee, House) is the director and co-executive producer.
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Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype, and ShockTillYouDrop.