HBO has made the initial bout of its Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon open to watch out for free on YouTube, a marketing move that amusingly coincides with the release of Amazon Primes GOD, THE FATHER of the Rings: The Rings of Power on Friday the other day.
Life is wonderful for fans of epic fantasy at this time, with House of the Dragon drawing in the largest audience ever for a fresh HBO series (and seemingly bricking the streaming service along the way). Simultaneously, The Rings of Power attracted 25 million global viewers your day it premiered, which also is actually Amazon Primes biggest debut.
The success of Amazons Tolkien adaptation is probable at the very least partially why HBO is giving everyone a taste of its latest adventure into Westeros, tempting you into registering for another streaming service though, you can find other reasonable explanations for the freebie besides its, ah, fortunate timing. THE OVERALL GAME of Thrones series finale received catastrophic reviews from critics and audiences alike on Rotten Tomatoes, so while 10 million people tuned set for the home of the Dragon premiere, its understandable that some scorned fans of the franchise may need a bit more convincing before jumping back onto the George R.R. Martin hype train.
House of the Dragon is defined almost 200 years before the events of the Game of Thrones series, detailing the downfall of House Targaryen and their rule on the Iron Throne. Needlessly to say, theres a good amount of dragons, family squabbles, and long, flowing wigs for individuals who are disappointed by the more sophisticated hairstyles featured in GOD, THE FATHER of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
The watch link is, unfortunately, region locked and for that reason unavailable outside the US, however, UK fans may also watch the initial episode free of charge because of an upload from Sky TV. Be skeptical that, needlessly to say for a casino game of Thrones spinoff, the series includes a mature content warning.