HBO has supreme confidence in its new series and believes that it will be a success. If there was any doubt, they quashed this after the first episode. The network instantly renewed the show for a second season after 20 million people tuned into Episode One (via Hollywood Reporter).
However, some people think that this is a step that they’ll regret. Many people were curious about the new show but it disappointed them. Nonetheless, HBO is backing its showrunners and committing to another season. They pray that it will be a financial success regardless of critical acclaim.