Despite all of the controversy over how Game of Thrones ended, the franchise appears to be more popular than ever.
Per a new article from The Hollywood Reporter, House of the Dragon drew so many viewers when it premiered yesterday that it crashed the HBO Max app for some who tried to tune in, preventing them from being able to watch the show. The crash “impacted at least 3,000 viewers,” according to data derived from DownDetector.com, a website that shows when popular services are down or having problems.
An HBO spokesperson has suggested that the problem only affected a small amount of users, and only those on Amazon’s devices.
House of the Dragon is being successfully viewed by millions of HBO Max subscribers this evening. We’re aware of a small portion of users attempting to connect via Fire TV devices that are having issues and are in the process of resolving for those impacted users.
Here’s WarnerMedia’s description and cast list for House of the Dragon:
Logline: Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, set 200 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen.
Starring: Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno, and Rhys Ifans.
Additional Cast: Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, Savannah Steyn.
House of the Dragon comprises 10 episodes. New episodes will be available every Sunday, with the finale slated for October 23, 2022, according to a list shared on the Game of Thrones Wiki.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter