"House of the Dragon": the series derived from "Game Of Thrones" keep breaking records

The spin-off of the hit HBO series has enjoyed exponential success since it began airing in late August.

Successful bet for HBO. The American channel, which has been broadcasting since August House of the Dragon, a series derived from Game Of Thronessees its audiences increase week after week, reports the review variety.

The fifth episode, available since Monday, attracted 3% more viewers in the United States than the fourth. Each episode currently has around 29 million views.

If this success continues, House of the Dragon could become as popular as Game Of Thrones. The eighth and final season episodes were viewed by an estimated 44 million people each week in 2019.

The series divides criticism

House of Dragonsinspired by the book Fire and Blood by George RR Martin, takes place several hundred years before Game Of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen.

King Viserys 1st Targaryen must choose an heir to succeed him on the throne. While his brother Daemon is the obvious successor, his daughter, Rhaenyra, enters the race, And, in the background, the civil war is looming.

If the series seduces the public, it divides the critics. Some see it as a “brilliant success”, others a “low-end version of GoT“. House of the Dragon has already been renewed for a second season.

Director Miguel Sapochnik, showrunner of the series, announced his decision to leave the series a few weeks ago. Director Alan Taylor (The Sopranos, Game Of Thrones), was tapped to sign Season 2.

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