For eight seasons and 73 episodes, Game of Thrones ruled as the beloved (and often controversial) show kept fans raptured with twists and turns. Since the finale aired in 2019, fans weren’t too sad to see it end as they had the promise of a prequel series to look forward to. And well, the wait is finally over as that series, House of the Dragon, will premiere on HBO on Sunday, August 21st.
In honor of this momentous event, you'll never miss a moment when you watch with Xfinity as there's no better way to watch House of the Dragon plus free Game of Thrones episodes, and content extras like behind the scenes looks, cast interviews, and much more. And don’t worry if you’re not a current HBO/Max subscriber as Xfinity has loads of free episodes to watch now on X1, Xumo Stream Box from Xfinity or on the Xfinity Stream app. Xfinity and House of Targaryan certainly have all the dragons!
Here’s the rundown:
- Free now through 9/5: Watch the complete first season of the hit HBO Original series Game of Thrones
- Free now through 10/31: Enjoy 16 episodes of the Best of Targaryen, a curated collection from the HBO Original series Game of Thrones
- COMING SOON: 9/6 – 9/10: Mark your calendars for the House of the Dragon Free Preview Event and watch the first three episodes free.
All you need to say is “Dragons are Coming” into your Voice Remote to access it all.
And right now, test your Game of Thrones knowledge with some mind-blowing trivia—and then shock and awe your friends with your expertise. Could even be a great way to up the ante at your House of the Dragon viewing parties.
Answer: “Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, which is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones, tells the story of House Targaryen
Which beloved Game of Thrones star almost didn’t take his Emmy winning role?
Answer: Peter Dinklage almost turned down the role of Tyrion Lannister because he didn't want to be in a “fantasy” show with a “really long beard and pointy shoes.” He signed on once the creators confirmed Tyler was actually “a womanizer and a drinker.”
How many countries did Game of Thrones film in?
Answer: Ten countries total including Northern Ireland, Croatia, Republic of Ireland, Morocco, Malta, Spain, Iceland, United States, Canada, and Scotland.
How many nude scenes were featured in season one?
Answer: There were 33 nude scenes during the premiere season—but during season seven, that number dropped considerably with just six nude scenes.
What was the budget for the epic final season of Game of Thrones?
Answer: The creators of GoT were given a $90 million budget to work with over the course of the eighth and final season. That equals around $15 million per episode
How many wigs and hairpieces were used over the course of Game of Thrones eight seasons?
Answer: 12,137 wigs and hairpieces were used—yes, you read that correctly! Fun fact: Deanerys’ wig color and style were the result of more than two months of testing and seven prototypes.
What was a “terrible” experience for Emilia Clarke?
Answer: When Daenerys had to eat a “horse heart” during season one. She was actually eating a giant gummy candy—that Clarke said tasted a little bit like bleach. She had 28 of the gummy hearts—puking between takes.
True or false: Dothraki is a real language.
Answer: It is true! In 2014, Living Language released a language course crafted by linguist David J. Peterson, who worked with HBO to create the Dothraki heard on the show. Learn a few key phrases here.
Which Game of Thrones location is the most Instagrammed?
Answer: Of all the Game of Thrones shooting locations, Krka National Park in southern Croatia (known for its awe inspiring waterfalls) is the most Instagrammed. It’s in several episodes, including the season four episode “Breaker of Chains,” where Arya and The Hound cross the Riverlands.
How many stills did the primary unit photographer take over the run of the show?
Answer: Helen Sloan, Game of Thrones' primary unit photographer took 1.4 million stills between seasons one through eight!
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