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How many episodes are in House of the Dragon? Release schedule explained

After Game of Thrones came to a divisive end in 2019, the epic fantasy franchise is returning to our screens in August 2022 for the…

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After Game of Thrones came to a divisive end in 2019, the epic fantasy franchise is returning to our screens in August 2022 for the long-awaited prequel series, House of the Dragon.

The long-awaited return to Westeros has created plenty of buzz among fans who eager to delve into the new period of history.

But just how many episodes will there be in House of the Dragon and what can fans expect from the highly-anticipated series?

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House of the Dragon release date and plot preview

House of the Dragon will be released on HBO in the US on August 21, 2022 and will be followed in the UK on Sky and NOW on August 22.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s 2018 novel Fire & Blood, the Game of Thrones prequel tells the story of the Targaryen Civil War, which became known as the Dance of Dragons – itself loosely based on the real War of the Roses.

House of the Dragon begins with King Viserys I on the Iron Throne at the height of the Targaryen dynasty’s power.

Following the death of his wife, Viserys goes against tradition and controversially names his daughter, Princess Rhaenyra, as his successor which sparks tension between members of the Targaryen family and the other houses of Westeros.

As Viserys’ first-born child, Rhaenyra expects to be named the first queen regnant of the Seven Kingdoms but Viserys’ brother, Prince Daemon Targaryen, a renowned warrior, also has his eyes on the Iron Throne.

House of the Dragon © HBO | Photo by Ollie Upton

How many episodes are in House of the Dragon?

Season 1 of House of the Dragon will consist of 10 episodes in total.

Veteran fans of the franchise will note that this is the same episode total we saw in the early seasons of Game of Thrones before the final two seasons gave us seven and six episodes respectively.

The first episode of House of the Dragon will air on August 21 via HBO and HBO Max in the US with new chapters following suit each week.

This means that fans can expect the season 1 finale on October 23 while fans in the UK will be able to watch a day later on October 24.

House of the Dragon’s full season 1 schedule is expected to be as follows:

Episode 1 | August 21Episode 2 | August 28Episode 3 | September 4Episode 4 | September 11Episode 5 | September 18Episode 6 | September 25Episode 7 | October 2Episode 8 | October 9Episode 9 | October 16Episode 10 | October 23

House of the Dragon © HBO | Photo by Ollie Upton

Season 2 reportedly in development

Beyond House of the Dragon’s first season, the have been reports that a second instalment is already in development.

According to the site Redanian Intelligence, writing on season 2 had begun by May 2022, suggesting that HBO had given the green light to a second season, although the network has yet to announce anything officially.

The site later reported in June 2022 that filming on House of the Dragon season 2 is scheduled to begin in late 2022.

House of the Dragon © HBO | Photo by Ollie Upton

House of the Dragon roars onto HBO and HBO Max in the US on August 21, 2022 with UK viewers being able to watch a day later on August 22 via Sky and NOW.
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