- The series is the prequel to Game of Thrones.
- House of the Dragon follows the Targaryen dynasty, 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
- 10 million viewers watched the first episode when it premiered on 21 August 2022.
- Episodes come to Showmax 24 hours after they air in the US.
Showmax has revealed that House of the Dragon is now available on the streaming service in Kenya.
When the series premiered in the US on Sunday, it broke HBO’s viewing records, with almost 10 million fans watching the first episode of the epic fantasy.
The show is based on author George RR Martin’s book Fire & Blood and chronicles the history of House Targaryen.
Game of Thrones remains one of the most watched series of all time on Showmax, and House of the Dragon takes place 200 years before the cataclysmic events, a time when the Targaryen family reigned supreme with fearsome dragons as their enforcers.
Paddy Considine plays King Viserys I, while Sian Brooke plays Queen Aemma.
Matt Smith is Prince Daemon Targaryen, the younger brother to the king, a fierce warrior, and dragon-rider, while relative newcomer Emma D’Arcy plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, who is in awe of Prince Daemon and all that he does.
Fans can also expect to meet members of the House of Velaryon, who dominate the seas.
Lord Corlys Velaryon is played by the enigmatic Steve Toussaint.
Rounding up the royal dynasties is House Hightower, with Olivia Cooke and Rhys Ifans starring (Ifan features in one of my favourite shows, Elementary alongside Jonny Miller from 1995’s Hacker film).
The first episode of House of the Dragon is now available on Showmax.
New episodes will arrive on the platform weekly.