‘Game of Thrones’ prequel attracts 29 million viewers per episode

America“House of the Dragon” – a prequel to “Game of Thrones” – attracted an average of 29 million viewers after five episodes, with the number increasing with each episode.

Follow Variety, experts evaluate the performance of House of the Dragon at an astonishing rate compared to movies on pay TV systems in the US. The series was well received, worthy of the brand’s fans’ expectations Game of Thrones. Season eight (final season) of the series used to attract an average of 43 million viewers per episode when it premiered in mid-2019.

A scene from “House of the Dragon”. Image: HBO

Viewership in episode five – released on September 18 – increased by more than 3% compared to the previous episode. Experts predict the series will keep its form until the end of the first season and continue to increase in the following episodes.

In episode six, House of the Dragon There will be a big change in actors when the story enters a new period. Many new stars appeared, playing older versions of old characters. Emma D’Arcy replaces Milly Alcock as Rhaenyra Targaryen and Olivia Cooke takes over as Emily Carey’s Alicent Hightower.

Game of Thrones is HBO’s most successful franchise after the end of 2019. The company continues to invest heavily in the prequel series House of the Dragon in the hope of achieving similar success. As a result, the first episode – Heirs of the Dragons – attracted 10 million viewers, far exceeding the debut of its predecessor series (4.2 million views in 2011).

The script House of the Dragon Set 200 hundred years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of the Targaryens. They conquered and dominated the continent of Westeros for a long time thanks to their ability to control dragons. However, the inbreeding relationship made the family gradually weaken due to the birth of many mentally unstable children.

House of the Dragon Official Trailer

Trailer “House of the Dragon”. Video: HBO

At the heart of the series is the civil war within the Targaryen family, known as the Dance of the Dragons, between sisters Rhaenyra and Aegon II. They competed for the throne after the death of their father. Many other great families of Westeros such as the Lannisters and Starks were also involved in the war, leading to the decline of House Targaryen and the death of the dragons. The region of Westeros was only to be seen with these powerful, mysterious creatures when Daenerys Targaryen gave birth to them in Game of Thrones.

Writer George RR Martin (author of the novel series) participated in writing the script with screenwriter brothers Martin and Ryan Condal. Director Miguel Sapochnik, who directed several episodes of the old series, also joined the crew. The series is expected to consist of 10 episodes, all of which will be released this year.

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