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Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon makes history as it brings in 1.2 million viewers for Foxtel

Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon makes history as it brings a whopping 1.2 million viewers to Foxtel and Binge

House of the Dragon is a record-breaking hit.

The long-awaited prequel to HBO’s Game of Thrones has drawn 1.235 million viewers to streaming giant Foxtel and its binge platform since its August 22 release.

That’s the largest audience for a premiere in the history of Binge and Foxtel, according to Variety Australia.

The long-awaited prequel to HBO's Game of Thrones has garnered 1.235 million viewers for streaming giant Foxtel and its binge platform since its August 22 release

The long-awaited prequel to HBO’s Game of Thrones has garnered 1.235 million viewers for streaming giant Foxtel and its binge platform since its August 22 release

The plot of the prequel focuses on House Targaryen and their rule in Westeros 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones.

Binge executive director Alison Hubert-Burns told Variety that after good reviews and strong word of mouth, they thought the show would be popular.

But she said they were flabbergasted by the sheer scale of the show’s success in Australia.

“We’re so thrilled that the series has reignited ‘Game of Thrones’ fans and attracted new audiences as viewers tune in to see what all the hype is about,” she said.

Binge executive director Alison Hubert-Burns told the publication that after good reviews and strong word of mouth they thought the show would be popular, but said they were stunned by the sheer scale of the show's success in Australia.

Binge executive director Alison Hubert-Burns told the publication that after good reviews and strong word of mouth they thought the show would be popular, but said they were stunned by the sheer scale of the show’s success in Australia.

HBO has already announced the second season of the series after it reached 10 million viewers in the US.

Due to additional views, the number has grown to a whopping 20 million, resulting in the prequel being HBO’s largest premiere audience to date.

Among the cast featured Packed to the Rafters star Ryan Corr.

The action-fantasy series is the fan favorite’s first step into global event television.

The plot of the prequel focuses on House Targaryen and their reign in Westeros 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones Image: A scene from the hit series

The plot of the prequel focuses on House Targaryen and their reign in Westeros 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones Image: A scene from the hit series

Born in Melbourne, Ryan began his acting career as a teenager starring in Australian television shows such as The Sleepover Club, Blue Water High and Neighbors.

The handsome 33-year-old plays Ser Harwin Strong in the 10-episode HBO series.

The character is known as “Breakbones” and is described as “a knight of the House of Strong, heir to Harrenhal” and “the strongest man in the Seven Kingdoms”.

Among the cast featured Packed to the Rafters star Ryan Corr

Among the cast featured Packed to the Rafters star Ryan Corr

Australian Milly Alcock also features in the recurring cast.

The 22-year-old Place to Call Home actor also starred in Tim Minchin’s comedy Upright.

She portrays a young Rhaenyra Targaryen in the series.

House of the Dragon also stars Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Oliva Cooke as Alicent Hightower, and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower.

Australian Milly Alcock also features in the recurring cast. She portrays a young Rhaenyra Targaryen in the series

Australian Milly Alcock also features in the recurring cast. She portrays a young Rhaenyra Targaryen in the series

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