Aug 23, 2022
‘Home of the Dragon’ breaks viewing report
Matt Smith in 'House of the Dragon'.  (HBO)

Matt Smith in ‘Home of the Dragon’. (HBO)

Home of the Dragon has damaged HBO’s premiere viewing report with its debut episode.

The fantasy drama, which is a prequel to Sport of Throneswas watched by over 9.9 million folks within the US.

HBO’s chief content material officer Casey Bloys commented on the viewing figures, saying: “It was fantastic to see thousands and thousands of Sport of Thrones followers return with us to Westeros final night time.”

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He added: “Home of the Dragon options an extremely gifted forged and crew who poured their coronary heart and soul into the manufacturing, and we’re ecstatic with viewers’ optimistic response. We look ahead to sharing with audiences what else George [RR Martin]Ryan [Condal]and Miguel [Sapochnik] have in retailer for them this season.”

First Look

Paddy Considine in ‘Home of the Dragon’. (HBO)

Home of the Dragon takes place round 200 years earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones and follows a time when the Targaryen household sits on the Iron Throne.

The sequence stars Paddy Considine because the ruling Viserys Targaryen, Matt Smith as his brother Daemon and Emma D’Arcy and Milly Alcock as his daughter and inheritor Rhaenyra.

The huge ensemble forged additionally consists of Rhys Ifans, Olivia Cooke, Graham McTavish and Sonoya Mizuno.

The premiere episode obtained largely optimistic evaluations, notably for its performing and manufacturing design.

First Look

Matt Smith sitting on the Iron Throne in ‘Home of the Dragon’. (HBO)

There was some criticism at a scene which featured a graphic childbirth with some viewers calling it “gratuitous”.

Showrunner Ryan Condal defended the scene: “In Hearth and Blood, there’s a whole lot of very troublesome births. It was one thing we wished to hold over the season. There’s this complete concept in Sport of Thronesor within the Center Ages, or in historic age like this, that the boys marched off to the battlefield and the ladies’s battlefield occurred within the baby mattress.”

Home of the Dragon will be watched within the UK on Sky Atlantic and NOW.

Watch under: Matt Smith & Paddy Considine on the Targaryen brothers.

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