House of the Dragon is set to premiere later this week – and Disney+ Hotstar has now confirmed that the Game of Thrones prequel will debut at the same time as in the US. Starting August 22, new episodes stream every Monday at 6:30 a.m. on the platform, with no delay compared to the HBO Max release. The 10-episode series is based on the “Fire and Blood” novel by author George R.R. Martin, and takes place centuries before the events of A Song of Fire and Ice.
Each House of the Dragon episode airs weekly on Mondays, with the first season scheduled to end with episode 10 on October 24. While this schedule remains the same for most HBO releases on Disney+ Hotstar, the big change is that the Game of Thrones spin-off will be available in the US as well. You don’t have to wait for a House of the Dragon episode to air on HBO to be available on Disney+ Hotstar. As was the case for the last GoT season. This ensures that you will not run into online spoilers.
However, there may be a minor problem for video nerds. With Game of Thrones Season 8, instead of having episodes ready to go on the platform, episodes were streamed/simulcasted live on the platform every Monday at 6:30 am. And while it was great to get fans excited for the Westeros series and drive traffic, the compression and video quality were far worse than the usual non-live streams available on Hotstar. This led some people to opt for pirated copies, while others waited for higher quality versions to hit the platform. Hopefully, that won’t be the case for House of the Dragon, and Disney+ Hotstar episodes are already ready.
It’s interesting that Disney+ Hotstar has been taking this step since its inception with House of the Dragon. Ahead of the eighth and final season, Game of Thrones episodes drop weekly on Hotstar on Mondays at 7:30am. The episodes were supposed to air only after the US airing on HBO ended. As the hype and demand increased, the Disney Star-owned company opted for the above live stream option with GoT Season 8.
As a prequel to Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon is set two centuries ago and focuses on the Targaryen family. The 10-episode series, Dance of the Dragons, serves as a build-up to Civil War, as Damon Targaryen (Matt Smith) and Renera Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) team up to fight for the Iron Throne. The seat is currently held by King Viserys I (Paddy Considine), who has no male successor.
House of the Dragon is co-produced by Ryan Jay Condall (Colony) and Miguel Sapochnik, who directed some of the iconic Game of Thrones episodes, including “Battle of the Bastards”. The show also featured Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower, Emily Carey as young Alicente, Millie Alcock as young Rainera, Eve Best as Rainis Valerian, and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower. has gone.
House of the Dragon will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar in India on August 22 at 6:30 am.