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House of the Dragon release schedule: When is episode 8 released?

House Targaryen is back on our screens with a vengeance.

Published: Monday, 3rd October 2022 at 11:00 am
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House of the Dragon episode 8 is almost upon us, and you can bet that House Targaryen will once again be fussing over who should sit next on the Iron Throne.

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With 10 episodes planned for House of the Dragon's first season, we are now over halfway through the season, and there is still a lot to be decided in the Seven Kingdoms (not to mention the fact that House of the Dragon season 2 has already been confirmed).

The big story of the last episode centred on Prince Aemond Targaryen (Leo Ashton) acting out in a big way, while a twist occurred with Ser Laenor Velaryon (John Macmillan).

Elsewhere, the recently recast Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D'Arcy, Milly Alcock) and Queen Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke, Emily Carey).

What you really want to know is this: when does episode 8 arrive? RadioTimes.com has everything you need to know about the House of the Dragon release schedule, so keep on reading to learn all!

When is House of the Dragon episode 8 released?

Tom Glynn-Carney as Prince Aegon Targaryen and Ewan Mitchell as Prince Aemond Targaryen in House of the Dragon
Tom Glynn-Carney as Prince Aegon Targaryen and Ewan Mitchell as Prince Aemond Targaryen in House of the Dragon HBO

House of the Dragon episode 8, titled Lord of the Tides, will be released on Monday 10th October 2022 at 2am BST.

The episode will be made available on Sky Atlantic and NOW.

What will happen in House of the Dragon episode 8?

Tom Glynn-Carney as Prince Aegon Targaryen, Ewan Mitchell as Prince Aemond Targaryen, Phia Saban as Princess Helaena Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Queen Alicent Hightower, and Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower in House of the Dragon
(L-R) Tom Glynn-Carney as Prince Aegon Targaryen, Ewan Mitchell as Prince Aemond Targaryen, Phia Saban as Princess Helaena Targaryen, Olivia Cooke as Queen Alicent Hightower, and Rhys Ifans as Ser Otto Hightower in House of the Dragon HBO

In the trailer for House of the Dragon episode 8, titled Lord of the Tides, we see Ser Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans) sitting upon the Iron Throne in his role as Hand of the King, likely due to the ill health of King Viserys I Targaryen (Paddy Considine). Ser Otto notes that he has the authority to rule on all matters, as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D'Arcy) looks on.

We then hear Rhaenyra speaking with her uncle and husband Prince Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith) about how the Hightowers now rule in her father's name, prompting to Daemon to say they should go to King's Landing.

We can also see that another time jump has occurred as many of the children have been recast as adults, including Prince Aegon Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney), Princess Helaena Targaryen (Phia Saban) and Prince Aemond Targaryen (Ewan Mitchell).

Meanwhile, another issue arises regarding the Driftwood Throne on the ancestral home of House Velaryon, Driftmark. As Lord Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint) has been wounded fighting in the Stepstones, his brother Ser Vaemond Velaryon (Wil Johnson) approaches Princess Rhaenys Targaryen (Eve Best) on the matter.

Then, we hear King Viserys advocate how the House of the Dragon should not be divided, but we hear Princess Rhaenyra note that a "trap" awaits.

A series of shots show clashes and confrontations between Alicent's sons and Rhaenyra's, while Ser Otto notes that "the threat of war looms."

In the final shot, we see Ser Vaemond has visited King's Landing. Considering his outspokenness on the legitimacy of Rhaenyra's children as Velaryons, will he try to claim the Driftwood Throne for himself?

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House of the Dragon release schedule

Olivia Cooke as Queen Alicent Hightower in House of the Dragon
Olivia Cooke as Queen Alicent Hightower in House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon season 1 will consist of 10 episodes and will release weekly with the schedule below.

  1. House of the Dragon episode 1 - The Heirs of the Dragon - Monday 22nd August 2022 at 2am BST.
  2. House of the Dragon episode 2 - The Rogue Prince - Monday 29th August 2022 at 2am BST.
  3. House of the Dragon episode 3 - Second of His Name - Monday 5th September 2022 at 2am BST.
  4. House of the Dragon episode 4 - King of the Narrow Sea - Monday 12th September 2022 at 2am BST.
  5. House of the Dragon episode 5 - We Light The Way - Monday 19th September 2022 at 2am BST.
  6. House of the Dragon episode 6 - The Princess and the Queen - Monday 26th September 2022 at 2am BST.
  7. House of the Dragon episode 7 - Driftmark - Monday 3rd October 2022 at 2am BST.
  8. House of the Dragon episode 8 - The Lord of the Tides - Monday 10th October 2022 at 2am BST.
  9. House of the Dragon episode 9 - The Green Council - Monday 17th October 2022 at 2am BST.
  10. House of the Dragon episode 10 - The Black Queen - Monday 24th October 2022 at 2am BST.

The series is expected to run for up to three or four seasons, with a second season already confirmed by HBO.

Who appears in House of the Dragon?

Emma D'Arcy and Olivia Cooke in House of the Dragon
Emma D'Arcy and Olivia Cooke in House of the Dragon HBO

Paddy Considine leads the cast of House of the Dragon as the monarch King Viserys I Targaryen, while former Doctor Who star Matt Smith portrays his roguish brother, Prince Daemon Targaryen.

Emma D'Arcy plays the King's daughter, Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, while Milly Alcock portrays the character in her younger years.

Meanwhile, Olivia Cooke takes on the role of Queen Alicent Hightower, who was Rhaenyra's best friend growing up and portrayed in her younger years by Emily Carey.

Rhys Ifans portrays Alicent's father and the Hand of the King, Ser Otto Hightower, who is also an enemy of Prince Daemon.

Elsewhere, Steve Toussaint plays the influential seafarer Lord Corlys Velaryon, while Eve Best portrays his wife and the 'Queen Who Never Was', Princess Rhaenys Targaryen.

Sonoya Mizuno plays Prince Daemon's shrewd paramour Mysaria, while Fabien Frankel takes on the role of skilled swordsman Ser Criston Cole.

Outlander star Graham McTavish takes on the role of Ser Harrold Westerling, a member of the Kingsguard who protects Princess Rhaenyra.

Matthew Needham portrays the shrewd Larys Strong, while Jefferson Hall portrays the twins Lord Jason Lannister and Ser Tyland Lannister.

Read more:

House of the Dragon continues on Mondays on Sky Atlantic and NOW. Check out more of our Fantasy coverage or visit our TV Guide to see what's on tonight.

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