If you think Game of Thrones is outdated today, you’re wrong. Three years after the broadcast of the last episode by HBO, the series is still very popular, whether in the United States, or on a global scale.
In any case, this is indicated by the data from Parrot Analytics, relayed by our colleagues from Business Insider. This company collects various information, such as the audience or the online engagement of Internet users, in order to estimate the public’s demand for a series.
And according to this data, in the 30 days leading up to June 21, Game of Thrones was still the fifth most popular series in the United States. This one was 47 times more in demand than the average series in Uncle Sam Country, with popularity comparable to currently airing series like Better Call Saul, or Amazon’s The Boys.
Worldwide, Game of Thrones would be even more popular, since the series is number 4 in the Parrot Analytics ranking. Globally, GOT would even be ahead Stranger Thingsor the series Obi-Wan Kenobi from Disney+.
And that’s not all. Over the past three years, GOT has consistently featured on Parrot Analytics’ Global Top 10 and on average, it’s been the most popular series during that time.
A spin-off series will air from August
Business Insider publishes this data as HBO prepares to broadcast a Game of Thrones spinoff or spinoff series in August. Entitled House of the Dragon, this will be the story of the Targaryen civil war that took place 300 years before the events of the Game of Thrones series.
According to data from Parrot Analytics, House of the Dragon is also very popular. The demand for this series would also be higher than that of the Rings of Power series (based on the Lord of the Rings) which will also be broadcast this year, by Amazon.
And while we wait for the first episode of House of the Dragon, information is already circulating about another spin-off series, still based on the universe imagined by author George RR Martin. It was The Hollywood Reporter who dropped the bomb, referring to the development of a new series centered on the character of Jon Snow.
Then, George RR Martin confirmed this information. “It was Kit Harington who brought us the idea. I can’t tell you the names of the writers/showrunners, since it hasn’t been cleared yet…but Kit brought them in too, his own team, and they’re great…Outlines and treatments have been written and approved , the screenplays have been written, the notes have been given, the second and third drafts have been written. So far, that’s all”does he have writing in a blog post.
After these revelations, some media reacted by questioning HBO’s decision to develop new series derived from the Game of Thrones universe. But as data from Parrot Analytics shows, in 2022, this universe still has many fans. And for the moment, everything suggests that House of the Dragon should be a hit.
Moreover, in his post, George RR Martin recalls that other spinoffs are planned. “There are four successor series in development at HBO”he explained.
But for the moment, no green light has been given, which means that it is not known if these series will be released or when they could be released.