“Game of Thrones” fans are still fuming over the controversial final season, but that didn’t stop them from tuning in to the prequel spinoff “House of the Dragon,” which premiered Sunday on HBO Max.
The new series about another epic battle for the Iron Throne drew a record-breaking audience of close to 10 million viewers. This shattered records and made it the most-watched premiere in the network’s history.
Buzzfeed News noted that “House of the Dragon” was trending on Twitter for 14 hours this weekend and topped Google Trends as well. Fans kept the momentum going when the episode aired by posting their reactions, both good and bad, to the premiere episode.
“House of the Dragon” is set 200 years before the story told in “Game of Thrones” and follows the rise and fall of House Targaryen. It details events leading up to the Targaryen war of succession, which is called the Dance of the Dragons. “Game of Thrones” fans will recognize names and events mentioned in the original series, and it’s all based on the book “Fire and Blood” by George R. R. Martin.
“It was wonderful to see millions of ‘Game of Thrones’ fans return with us to Westeros last night,” chief content officer of HBO and HBO Max Casey Bloys said in a news release, per Buzzfeed.
“‘House of the Dragon’ features an incredibly talented cast and crew who poured their heart and soul into the production, and we’re…
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