HBO has finally dropped the Game of Thrones prequel, inspired by George RR Martin’s novel ‘Fire & Blood’, which means fans can finally learn all about the Targaryen dynasty in Westeros.
So let’s find out where we can tune in…
What channel is House of the Dragon on?
House of the Dragon has been developed by the HBO network and is set to be made into multiple seasons, with episodes dropping weekly.
For those in the US, it’s possible to catch up on the latest happenings in Westeros by having an account with the streaming platform, as well as its cable channel.
However, for UK viewers, it’s a little more difficult. Currently, HBO’s platform is not available and won’t be until 2025.
At the moment, those in the UK can only watch the critically-acclaimed fantasy drama by having an account with Sky Atlantic or NOW TV. This means having to have a membership, which of course doesn’t come free.
But there is a solution.
How to watch House of the Dragon for free in the UK
People can watch House of the Dragon for free in the UK by having a NOW TV free trial.
The streaming platform is currently allowing first-time subscribers to sign up for a 7-day free trial, which can be cancelled at any time.
The NOW TV Entertainment Pass, which normally costs £9.99 per month, allows you to watch 16 live channels and around 300 TV series boxset.
But if even this sounds like too much of a commitment, or you simply want to see if the series will be your cup of tea, there’s another alternative.
House of the Dragon on YouTube
HBO and Sky released the first episode of House of the Dragon on YouTube. And it didn’t go unnoticed that it happened to drop around the launch of Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power… but that’s a whole other story.
What is House of the Dragon about?
House of the Dragon is set 200 years before Game of Thrones and tells the story of House Targaryen, which explains why a lot of popular characters from the original series don’t appear.
Essentially, it focuses on the Iron Throne and who will take over King Viserys I. In Martin’s novel, this issue results in the civil war and how the Targaryen family are torn apart.
It stars Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Fabien Frankel, Rhys Ifans, Milly Alcock, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Emily Carey, Harry Collett, Ryan Corr, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Graham McTavish, Ewan Mitchell, Theo Nate, Matthew Needham, Bill Paterson, Phia Saban, Gavin Spokes, and Savannah Steyn, amongst others.
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