Showmax has announced that House of the Dragon is now available on the streaming service in Nigeria. When the series premiered in the US on Sunday, it broke HBO’s viewing records, with nearly 10 million fans watching the first episode of the epic fantasy.
House of the Dragon is the prequel to HBO’s Game of Thrones. It is based on the book Fire & Blood by author George RR Martin and describes the history of House Targaryen.
Game of Thrones remains one of the most binge-watched series of all time on Showmax, and House of the Dragon takes place 200 years before the catastrophic events, a time when the Targaryen family reigned supreme with fearsome dragons as their enforcers.
Paddy Considine (Peaky Blinders, The Outsider) plays King Viserys I, while Sian Brooke (Sherlock) plays Queen Aemma. Matt Smith (The Crown) is Prince Daemon Targaryen, the king’s younger brother, a fierce warrior and dragon rider, while relative newcomer Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers) plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, who is in awe of Prince Daemon and all others. that he does.
Fans can also meet members of the House of Velaryon, who dominate the seas. Lord Corlys Velaryon (aka the Sea Snake) is played by the enigmatic Steve Toussaint (Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time). The royal dynasties are rounded off with House Hightower, starring Olivia Cooke and Rhys Ifans.
The first episode of House of the Dragon is now available on Showmax. New episodes arrive on the platform weekly, 24 hours after they air in the US.