Europe 1 with AFP 11:30 a.m., August 23, 2022, modified at 11:31 a.m., August 23, 2022
The first episode of the "House of the dragon" series, derived from the worldwide hit "Game of thrones" saga, attracted nearly 10 million viewers in the United States and achieved the best launch of an HBO series, according to a statement from WarnerMedia Group.
The first episode of the
House of the dragon
series , derived from the global success saga
Game of thrones
, attracted nearly 10 million viewers in the United States and achieved the best launch of an HBO series, according to a press release from the group Warner Media.
9.98 million viewers in front of the first episode
Fans of the
Game of Thrones
series , which ended three years earlier, rejoiced for the launch of its
House of the Dragon
prequel , set almost 200 years before the original series.
The first episode garnered 9.98 million viewers when it aired Sunday night in the United States on HBO Max channels, a traditional channel as a platform, achieving "the largest audience for a new original series in HBO history". , detailed on Monday evening the WarnerMedia group, parent company of HBO.
A prequel centered on the ancestors of the heroes of "GOT"
This first broadcast also represented "the largest series launch on HBO Max in the United States, Latin America and the EMEA region (Europe Middle East Africa, editor's note), resulting in an unprecedented level of simultaneous streams on the platform. “, adds the American entertainment giant.
"House of the Dragon" is based on the book
Fire and Blood by George RR Martin, creator of the
Game of Thrones
literary saga .
The story takes place 200 years before the events of GOT and tells the story of the bloodthirsty Targaryen family and their seventeen dragons.
In this prequel, consisting of nine episodes, "GOT" fans will discover the ancestors of the heroes of the eight seasons of the HBO series broadcast between 2011 and 2019.