5 Reasons You Should Watch HBO's House of the Dragon
Streaming the same time as the US every Monday on HBO GO via SKY
Dragons have descended Philippine shores anew as SKY brings Pinoy audiences the much-awaited prequel of HBO's iconic series Game of Thrones with House of the Dragon, streaming every Monday, the same time as the US, on HBO GO.
The prequel series tells the history of House Targaryen, 200 years before the epic war for the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones. And following its massive reception globally after its premiere last August 22, the show is green-lit for a second season—making it a must-watch for die-hard GoT fans and viewers alike.
Not yet glued to House of the Dragon on HBO GO? Here are five reasons why you should watch the series now:
The legacy of House Targaryen
Before the meteoric downfall of Daenerys from her position as ruler of all of Westeros in "Game of Thrones," buckle up for an epic history lesson—highlighting the rich legacy of the noble House Targaryen as rulers of Westeros, once led by Viserys Targaryen (Paddy Considine).
Despite showcasing the family's history and dominant reign over the seven kingdoms, the prequel will also focus on the dynasty's imminent downfall, which stems from the fight among King Viserys' descendants for the rightful heir to the throne.
A star-studded ensemble
Expect more A-list actors portraying the early characters of the GoT universe, with Paddy Considine as King Viserys; and Matt Smith and Emma D'Arcy as his descendants, Prince Daemon and Princess Rhaenyra. Also joining them are Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower; Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon; Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Targaryen; Fabien Frankel as Ser Criston Cole; Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria; and Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower.
Fierce action scenes and superb production value
Game of Thrones is renowned for its grand spectacle in combat sequences and special effects, and House of the Dragon will undoubtedly follow suit with its stunning visuals, jaw-dropping sceneries, and action-packed scenes for audiences and die-hard fans alike. With Martin on board once more alongside renowned screenwriter and producer Ryan Condal, the series will be as epic in giving an immersive experience in the world of GoT while staying true to the events of its novel counterpart, Fire & Blood, and the rich history of Westeros.
Dragons, dragons, dragons
A deep dive into the history of House Targaryen would not be complete without their reliable companions, the dragons themselves. If appearances of dragons on Game of Thrones weren't enough, House of the Dragon will surely bring more of these mythical beasts, living up to the series title (and House Targaryen's name).
More Game of Thrones references
As the show takes place 200 years before Game of Thrones, expect more GoT references that would give much more meaning and depth to Martin's masterpiece. In addition, examine the early lineages of Westeros' mighty dynasties and how they shaped their families' legacies throughout their pursuit of the Iron Throne.
Will there be a character similar to Daenerys' bold demeanor, Jon Snow's resilience, Cersei's fierce character, and much more?
It's up for the audiences to find out as House of the Dragon is now streaming, with new episodes dropping every Monday on HBO GO, available via SKY subscription.
Before jumping into the action, die-hard GoT fans and viewers alike can catch up to all the action of Game of Thrones, with all episodes from Seasons 1 to 8 now streaming on-demand on HBO GO. Plus, more House of the Dragon content awaits as HBO shows audiences the behind-the-scenes footage of making the sought-after prequel series in The House That Dragons Built, streaming on-demand on HBO GO, with new episodes every Wednesday, 12 NN.
SKY subscribers in the Philippines can stream or download House of the Dragon, Game of Thrones, and The House That Dragons Built on HBO GO through mobile, desktop, smart TV, and via the SKY Evo box. To subscribe, visit mysky.com.ph/hbogo. HBO GO can also be enjoyed by SKYcable subscribers with existing HBO PAK subscriptions.
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