House of the Dragon wrapped its first season this past Sunday with the 10th episode “The Black Queen,” where we saw Rhaenyra Targaryen being crowned as the queen of the Seven Kingdoms.
The finale has now become one of HBO‘s most-watched season finales, but it still comes behind the forever-reigning Game of Thrones.
The final episode brought in 9.3 million viewers, and it comes in behind GOT finale which recorded 19.8 million viewers in 2019, Variety reveals.
The show saw a staggering 9.99 million viewers for its premiere episode in August.
Fans can expect the new season of House of the Dragon in 2024.
The series is based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood”, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen, the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria.
The series is led by Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen. It will also feature Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, Graham McTavish, Ryan Corr, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Matthew Needham, Bill Patterson, Gavin Spokes, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Savannah Steyn, and Theo Nate.