Three years on from the Game of Thrones finale and HBO Max has returned to the land of Westeros once more for its new prequel series, House of the Dragon.
Based on George R.R. Martin's "Fire & Blood", House of the Dragon takes place approximately 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones during a turbulent time for the House Targaryen. It picks up with king Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine) in the lead-up to naming his successor, better known as the "Dance of the Dragons".
Set to run for 10 weeks, the first episode (The Heirs of the Dragon) premiered on August 21st, 2022. Similar to Stranger Things and Amazon's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, House of the Dragon commands a large budget with each episode reported to cost around $20 million (via Variety (opens in new tab)). Naturally, with lots more dragons to CGI, it makes some sense.
Not sure whether to watch? Check out the trailer for House of the Dragon below:
How to watch House of the Dragon
House of the Dragon will be available to watch exclusively on HBO from August 21st for those in the US and then will arrive on HBO Max in the country and further territories where the subscription service is available. An HBO Max subscription (opens in new tab) starts at $9.99 a month with VPNs available for those wanting to access the service.
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Anyone located in the UK can watch House of the Dragon on Sky Atlantic from August 22nd. It will air simultaneously in both the US and UK at 9PM PT / 2AM BST. The show can then be found on Now TV (opens in new tab) with a Now Entertainment pass available at £9.99 a month, although a free seven-day trial can be grabbed for new customers.
Those in Australia can watch House of the Dragon on Foxtel and then stream it on Binge from 11AM AEST.
The good news is that House of the Dragon has already been renewed for a second season due to setting a new HBO record for an opening episode of a series. So the land of Westeros is not leaving our screens anytime soon.
House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine, Emma D'Arcy, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans.