October 4, 2022 1:23 pm
Dragon Season 1

Dragon Season 1

If you’re still crushed over the series finale of Game of Thrones three years later, don’t despair. You can get your fix of even more Targaryen drama with House of the Dragon, the highly anticipated prequel series that takes place 200 years before GoT. House of the Dragon, based on George R. R. Martin’s Fire and Blood, premieres on HBO Max on August 21.

The new prequel series revolves around GoT fan favorite Daenerys’ ancestors, the Targaryen family. Conflict arises when King Viserys must choose his successor to rule the kingdom. His first-born child, Princess Rhaenyra, is a natural choice except for one glaring problem: women are not allowed to inherit the Iron Throne. Forced to choose between more bloodshed and allowing a woman to rule, Westeros launches into civil war that nearly tears House Targaryen apart.

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Here’s everything you need to know to watch the Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon. 

When does House of the Dragon premiere?

Sunday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET. The remaining nine episodes will be released weekly on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET. The season one finale is expected to air on October 23 at 9 p.m. ET.

How many episodes are in House of the Dragon season one?

Just like the first six seasons of Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon season one will have a total of 10 episodes.

Where can I watch House of the Dragon?

House of the Dragon airs exclusively on HBO Max. Don’t have an HBO Max subscription yet? Now is the time to get one so you don’t miss out on any fantastical dragon-fueled adventures.

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Plans start at just $9.99 a month or $14.99 a month for ad-free watching, giving you access to a myriad of other hit shows and movies alongside the upcoming House of the Dragon series. You can save even more with a yearly plan: right now, you can take 30% off the retail price for a one-year subscription. That means a whole year of HBO Max is just $69.99, or $104.99 for ad-free streaming—saving you over 40% when compared to 12 months of a monthly plan.

House of the Dragon episode dates

All dates US

  • Episode 1: Sunday, August 21
  • Episode 2: Sunday, August 28
  • Episode 3: Sunday, September 4
  • Episode 4: Sunday, September 11
  • Episode 5: Sunday, September 18
  • Episode 6: Sunday, September 25
  • Episode 7: Sunday, October 2
  • Episode 8: Sunday, October 9
  • Episode 9: Sunday, October 16
  • Episode 10: Sunday, October 23

How to watch House of the Dragon online in the US without cable

House of the Dragon premieres on HBO on Sunday, August 21 at 9pm ET / PT, with new episodes airing at the same slot weekly. If you’ve cut the cord or don’t have HBO as a part of your cable package, you can watch House of the Dragon on HBO Max(opens in new tab) instead.

There are two HBO Max price(opens in new tab) points – $9.99 a month with commercials(opens in new tab), or the 4K HDR, commercial-free subscription at $14.99 that also unlocks 4K streaming and Dolby Atmos sound. 

How to watch House of the Dragon online in the UK

In the UK, House of the Dragon premieres at 2am BST on Sunday night/Monday morning on Sky Atlantic(opens in new tab) at the same time as the US, but will repeat every episode at the more reasonable time of 9pm each Monday evening.

Sky subscribers can also stream House of the Dragon on the go on mobile devices via the Sky Go(opens in new tab) streaming service, which has dedicated apps for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices, along with Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

If you’re not a Sky customer, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages(opens in new tab) for today’s best prices.

How to watch House of the Dragon online in Canada

Crave is the place to watch House of the Dragon in Canada, with episodes landing on the streaming service at 9pm ET/PT every Sunday from August 21. Read more at animixplay

You’ll need to choose between Crave Total for $19.99 (+tax) a month, or sacrifice simultaneous streams and offline viewing for Crave Mobile for $9.99 a month. First, though, you can enjoy Crave’s 7-day FREE trial, available to new subscribers only.

Crave offers classic HBO series, on-demand movies, Crave originals and Showtime content, including addictive TV shows like The Gloaming, Dexter, and 30 Rock, in addition to the latest HBO Max releases, such as The Time Travelers’ Wife and We Own This City.

House of the Dragon cast

  • King Viserys I Targaryen: Paddy Considine
  • Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen: Emma D’Arcy
  • Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen: Milly Alcock
  • Prince Daemon Targaryen: Matt Smith 
  • Lady Alicent Hightower: Olivia Cooke 
  • Young Alicent Hightower: Emily Carey 
  • Ser Otto Hightower: Rhys Ifans