Game of Thrones: What Time Will House of the Dragon Episode 1 Premiere?

It has been a long wait but it's finally happening. House of the Dragon is set to premiere and that could mean a new era for Game of Thrones. Needless to say, the first episode is already expected to be a big one for the prequel series. So what can we look forward to in House of the Dragon Episode 1? And what time will the premiere episode finally air on HBO?

House of the Dragon Episode 1: What To Expect in The Heirs of the Dragon

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The first episode of House of the Dragon will set the tone for the Game of Thrones series that will take place 200 years before the Iron Throne was destroyed by Drogon. The new show will follow the events leading up to the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons which is seen as the beginning of the end for House Targaryen.

In House of the Dragon Episode 1, we will be introduced to King Viserys I Targaryen who rules the Seven Kingdoms but lacks a male heir. Although the king is ready to name his daughter Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen as his heir, others believe that he should choose his brother Prince Daemon Targaryen instead.

There is little doubt that House of the Dragon Episode 1 will immediately get into the conflicts between the Targaryens as King Viserys struggles with deciding on his heir. In addition to that, there are other players in this new game of thrones who are always ready to make a move.

What Time Will House of the Dragon Episode 1 Air?

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House of the Dragon Episode 1 is titled The Heirs of the Dragon and is set to premiere on HBO on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at 9:00 PM EST. The episode is directed by frequent Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, who also serves as co-showrunner alongside Ryan Condal, who wrote the episode.

Related: George R.R. Martin Hopes House of the Dragon Will Turn Game of Thrones into Star Wars or MCU-Type Franchise

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