When it comes to episode structure, HBO’s “House of the Dragon” season 1 mimics Game of Thrones. The first authorized Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon, is a prequel series that takes place 179 years before the events of the main series. The tale of “House of the Dragon” now incorporates the danger of the White Walkers, a surprising twist considering how little emphasis is placed on House Stark or any of the original protagonists. The fact that “House of the Dragon“ season 1 captures the height of the Targaryen dynasty and the power of the dragons in Westeros, though, is what makes it so fascinating.
The first episode of Season 1 of “House of the Dragon” opens with the Great Council of 101 AC, where more than a thousand lords from all over the realm debated King Jaehaerys I Targaryen’s succession and ultimately decided to replace him with his grandson Viserys I Targaryen rather than Princess Rhaenys Targaryen. As Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen is formally named King Viserys’ heir in the “House of the Dragon” premiere, rivalries between the Targaryens and the cunning people of King’s Landing are quickly established, putting to the test whether Westeros would really prefer to see bloodshed than a woman on the Iron Throne. The devastating revelation of Aegon the Conqueror’s Song of Ice and Fire dream, which saw a Targaryen king or queen unifying the realm against the White Walkers, comes at the end of “House of the Dragon” episode 1.
The protagonists in “House of the Dragon” season 1, episode 1, starring Milly Alcock, Emily Carey, Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, and Rhys Ifans, have already started their battles for the Iron Throne as many twists and shocks are unveiled. Given that HBO and HBO Max reported record-breaking viewing figures for the season premiere of “House of the Dragon,” it is clear that the show is making good use of Game of Thrones’ former airtime. It’s obvious that Sunday nights on HBO are back as the anticipation for “House of the Dragon” season 1, episode 2, rises.
What time does HBO premiere “House of the Dragon”?
On Sundays at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET, HBO and HBO Max broadcast “House of the Dragon.” The eight seasons of Game of Thrones that were shown on HBO during its initial run all debuted at primetime during this time period. The first season of “House of the Dragon” airs on Mondays at 2 a.m. in the UK on Sky Atlantic and NOW.
How Many “House of the Dragon” Episodes Are There?
The first season of “House of the Dragon” contains a total of 10 episodes, just like its predecessor. The first season of “House of the Dragon” had episodes that lasted, on average, around an hour each. Each of the first six seasons of Game of Thrones contained ten episodes, while season seven only had seven, and season eight only had six. If “House of the Dragon” follows the early Game of Thrones season format, the penultimate episode of the first season will feature a dizzying conclusion and plenty of shocks.
Release Information for “House Of The Dragon”
The remaining episodes of Season 1 of “House of the Dragon” will air every week on HBO and HBO Max. The first season of “House of the Dragon” will see a large time jump midway through, and several key characters will be replaced. As a result, viewers will need to enjoy Milly Alcock and Emily Carey’s outstanding performances as young Rhaenyra and Alicent in the upcoming episodes before the great Emma D’Arcy and Olivia Cooke take over.
- Episode 1, “The Heirs of the Dragon” – August 21
- Episode 2, “The Rogue Prince” – August 28
- Episode 3 – September 4
- Episode 4 – September 11
- Episode 5 – September 18
- Episode 6 – September 25
- Episode 7 – October 2
- Episode 8 – October 9
- Episode 9 – October 16
- Episode 10 – October 23
When is the finale of “House of the Dragon”?
Nine episodes of “House of the Dragon” season 1 will be released after the premiere in weekly installments. As a result, the season 1 finale of “House of the Dragon” will air on Sunday, October 23, at 9 p.m. ET. Even though HBO hasn’t formally ordered a second season of “House of the Dragon,” the showrunners are already working on another long-running project.