Once again, dragons have become heroes on HBO. After nearly two years of waiting and following the end of the global success of Game Of Thrones, Dragon Housearrives today on the platform screens, a 10-episode series in its first season that will tell a story before its predecessor.
According to Variety, from what’s known so far about pricing issues, each prequel episode cost about $20 million in the first season, and according to the numbers it represents after the premiere, the second part will already be analyzed. .
House Of The Dragon will feature a different cast than seen on Game Of Thrones, with Matt Smith, Emma Darcy, Buddy Considine, Olivia Cook, Rhys Evans and Eve Best, who will bring the family members. In life.
Ahead of this premiere, which is expected to have a high performance due to the huge fan base that Game Of Thrones has developed during its eight years on the air, it is worth remembering some numbers of the hit series.
The total cost of the first season of Game Of Thrones, which aired in 2011, with a pilot episode “Winter Is Coming” and starring Sean Bean, was $60 million. After surprising numbers for the series’ first 10 episodes, George R.R. Martin, with HBO, decided to write the script for the second season, raising its cost to US$70 million.
That ten-year increase was consistent with the progression of the series. The third and fourth seasons cost $80 million, the fifth season cost $90 million and the sixth and seventh seasons $100 million. The eighth and final season, which left critics mixed feelings because of the last episode, cost $15 million per episode. Thus, the series is estimated to have left the platform with just over $1,000 million.
In terms of audiences, the first season of Game Of Thrones reached an average of 2.51 million viewers in the United States. Last season, a total of 10.26 million people were connected in the North American country. An even more surprising number refers to the last episode of last season, which was watched in that country by at least 16 million people.
Other known details regarding the series and according to data from The Hollywood Reporter, for the seventh and eighth seasons, the heroes of the story (Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Nikolai Koster Waldan) received $ 500,000 each in capital. While Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, the youngest actresses on the show, earned $150,000 per episode, according to GQ magazine.
Now, with the new premiere of House Of The Dragon, the numbers in front of its audience are expected to be comparable to, and even better than, the records of Game Of Thrones, one of the most successful series in history, according to an IMDb index of 9.2 out of 10.
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