‘House of the Dragon’ Release Date: When You Can Watch in Your Time Zone

The Targaryens were weak at the outset of “Game of Thrones”, but the silver-haired Targaryens ruled Westeros for 300 years before that — a reign we get to see first-hand with HBO’s upcoming “House of the DragonThe “Game of Thrones” prequel takes us back 200 years to when there are Targaryens — and dragons — aplenty.

Chronicling the peak and subsequent fall of House Targaryen, House of the Dragon hopes to recapture the magic that made Game of Thrones such a beloved hit — at least, for six seasons. The show is about a civil war called The Dance of the Dragonswhich erupted after two Targaryens began a blood feud over who has the right to sit on the Iron Throne.

Like Game of Thrones before it, House of the Dragon will air one episode at a time. It has its predecessor’s old prime-time slot: 9 pm on Sunday, beginning Aug. 21. The show will hit streaming services around the world at the same time, including HBO Max in the US.

Here’s when House of the Dragon hits a TV or streaming service near you, no matter where you are across the globe.

When does House of the Dragon debut in my time zone?

House of the Dragon airs on HBO at 9 pm PT/ET, but will hit HBO Max at 9 pm ET — meaning those in the West Coast can watch it 3 hours earlier (6 pm PT) on the streaming service. Those in UK and Ireland will have to stay up late, as the show airs on Sky UK at 2 am Aug. 22. In Australia, it’ll air on Foxtel and hit Binge at 11 am AEST.

Here are some other time zones, as well as the channels and streaming services House of the Dragon will be available on.

Canada, Crave: 9 pm, Aug. 21.
Latin America, HBO Max: 9 pm, Aug. 21.
Portugal, HBO Max: 2 am Aug. 22.
Spain, HBO Max: 3 am Aug. 22.
Italy, Sky Italy: 3 a.m., Aug 22.
Finland, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, HBO Max: 3 a.m., Aug. 22.
Germany and Austria, Sky Germany: 3 am Aug. 22.
Switzerland, RTS: 3 am Aug. 22.
Israel Cellcom: 4 am, Aug. 22.
Middle East, OSN: 5 am Dubai Time, Aug. 22.
Japan, U-NEXT: 10 am Aug. 22.
Singapore, HBO Asia: 9 am, Aug. 22.
New Zealand, Sky SoHo: 1 pm, Aug 22.

Game of Thrones was one of the world’s most acclaimed serial dramas, renowned for bringing Hollywood blockbuster production to your TV set. Some of the show’s shine faded in the final two seasons, however, as the HBO show was created at a faster pace than Martin could crank out new books. The sixth book in the Song of Fire and Ice series, Winds of Winter, is notorious for constant delays.

Luckily, House of the Dragon allows HBO to once again copy from Martin’s notes. The show is based on Fire and Blood, a book Martin wrote in 2018. Fire and Blood is the first of two volumes Martin is writing on the Targaryen dynasty: House of the Dragon picks up roughly halfway through it.