HBO is making House of the Dragon available to watch for free on YouTube. The Game of Thrones spinoff returns its audiences to Westeros and premiered on August 21st. House of the Dragon is a prequel set to the events of Thrones and takes place 200 years and detail the Targaryen civil war—called the Dance of the Dragons.
House of Dragon is all about the Targaryen family back when they ruled Westeros at the height of their power. The series is based on George Martin’s Fire & Blood and Ryan Condal, the show’s co-creator has said that its a faithful adaptation of the book.
The underlying storyline is that King Viserys wants his daughter, Princess Rhaenyra, to take the Throne and rule after him. But some people including Daemon Targaryen(the king’s brother), and Otto Hightower(the King’s Hand and Alicent’s father) have other plans for the Throne which then builds the conflict albeit slowly with tension growing for years and years.
House of the Dragon revolves around three important families: the Targaryens – King Viserys, his daughter Rhaenyra, and his brother Daemon. The Hightowers, with Otto and his daughter Alicent Hightower. And the Velaryons, with Corlys, his wife Rhaenys and their kids Laena and Laenor.
You can now watch the show on its official YouTube channel. So far, it has uploaded the first episode, Heirs of the Dragon on YouTube which you can watch here. So far, HBO has released its weekly episodes two and three. It will run for 10 episodes and it has been renewed for season two.
Nearly 10 million viewers streamed the first episode and HBO is hoping to convert the free streamers to get a HBO subscription so that they can watch the rest of the nine episodes.
But there’s a catch, HBO has region-locked the link to the US and you’ll need to use a VPN to watch the show. The episode is also available on Sky Tv’s YouTube channel.
For those in Kenya, the show is available on Showmax and new episodes arrive on the platform weekly.