House of the Dragon finale leak condemned by HBO as ‘unlawful action’
The House of the Dragon finale episode was leaked, and HBO has responded by denouncing it as an “unlawful action” and ‘aggressively’ removing any copies that have surfaced online.
Following the outbreak of civil strife within the Targaryen family, the season one finale of the Game of Thrones prequel will air on Monday.
Despite the late king’s first-born daughter Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) having been publicly named as his heir several years earlier, Queen Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke) in episode 9 made sure her son Prince Aegon Targaryen (Tom Glynn-Carney) was crowned as the new monarch.
The episode has already been leaked online, despite the fact that many fans are eager to see how the series of events play out in the finale when Rhaenyra finally learns about her father’s passing. ‘We are aware that the 10th episode of House of the Dragon has been posted on illegal torrent sites,’ an HBO official said in a statement to Deadline.
It looks to have come from a distribution partner in the EMEA region, they continued. These copies are being actively sought out and removed from the internet by HBO.
When the episode launches on Sunday on HBO and HBO Max, where it will stream exclusively in 4K, the company is “disappointed that this unlawful conduct has disrupted the watching experience for committed fans of the programme,” according to the representative.
A second season of the television show House of the Dragon, which is based on the book Fire & Blood by George RR Martin, has already been announced. From his perspective, the story deserves at least four seasons, according to the author, who has stated this.