Game Of Thrones fans have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the much-hyped prequel, House Of The Dragon. Starring the likes of Matt Smith (who got whacked in the face during filming), the show is set hundreds of years before the much-loved fantasy series. The first trailer arrived in May and fans have been waiting patiently since. Initial reviews are giving high praise indeed, and fortunately there isn’t much longer to go.
How and when to watch HBO’s House Of The Dragon?
House of the Dragon is set to be aired on HBO Max in the USA on August 21. In the UK we have to wait an extra day (try to avoid spoilers!) and the pilot will air from 2am on August 22.
Fortunately, you have a few options of how to watch. Sky Atlantic is broadcasting the first season. If you don’t have Sky, it will also be available on NOW TV with the Entertainment package. It will set you back £9.99 a month, but they often do free trials or offers for new members.
There will be 10 episodes in total, and they will be released on a weekly basis. Impatient fans will no doubt be frustrated that they cannot binge-watch the lot immediately.
If you have a Sky Glass TV or Sky Q, Sky have introduced a fun way to request the show with voice commands. Rather than aimlessly scrolling, say one of these phrases and you’ll see the episode:
“Dreams didn’t make us kings, dragons did”
“History doesn’t remember blood. It remembers names”
“Gods, kings, fire, and blood”
“House of Targaryen”
“Fire will reign”
“Dragons are coming”
Sky is also encouraging keen fans to use the #2amclub hashtag for sharing their excitement if they’re staying up to watch it immediately.
The UK was originally going to have to wait to until 2025 at the earliest to get HBO Max, however a relaunch is happening in the US next year as they have merged with Discovery+. We’ll have to wait and see if it arrives in the UK any sooner.
House of the Dragon tells the story of the Targaryens' and is adapted from George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood novel. It’s rumoured to have cost a massive £160 million to make.