If you wanted to watch HBO‘s new Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon but still deciding on whether to go with a subscription on HBO or on SHOWMAX, you’re now in luck! HBO is allowing you to stream the show’s first episode on YouTube for free.
House of the Dragon is based on George R. R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood and is set around 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
The show’s storyline follows House Targaryen and their rule over Westeros with many more dragons still existing at the time and covers the lead-up and eventual downfall of the House through its civil war of succession, also known as the Dance of the Dragons.
The show achieved a record-breaking premiere on HBO with almost 10 million viewers tuning in on its opening night, and critics who had a preview called it “better than Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad.”
HBO has already noted House of the Dragon‘s immense success and has greenlit a second season.