Prequels are coming
HBO said yesterday that House of the Dragon, its hotly-anticipated, $200m Game of Thrones prequel, became the network’s most-watched premiere of all time after the best part of 10 million viewers tuned in to see the GoT universe expand.
Watchers across the world were clearly keen to forgive and forget the sins of the last Thrones installment as they welcomed all things Westeros back into their lives — not least of all this impressively-synchronized apartment block in New York.
Despite a lacklustre final season (cool heatmap of the show's IMDB ratings here), GoT's cultural impact is hard to overstate. Data from the SSA shows how many babies have been named after prominent characters, with the latest counts showing that almost 20,000 Aryas and 3,800 Khaleesis have been born since the show first aired in 2011.