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Hotstar to simulcast Game of Thrones Season 8 in India

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Hotstar to simulcast Game of Thrones Season 8 in India

Game of Thrones is a popular show worldwide, but as it so happens, not everyone gets to watch it at the same time. Game of Thrones airs on HBO in the US, according to the US timings. The rest of the world, however doesn’t always get to watch it at the same time. Usually, episodes air in a few hours, or the next day, thanks to the time zones and the syndication deals, and such. One of such place is India, but not anymore. Hotstar will simulcast Game of Thrones Season 8 for Indian viewers this year. Read on!

The Star Network has handled the Indian distribution of Game of Thrones for years. However, the last time the Indian fans could watch Game of Thrones at the same time as the US audience was with Season 5. It was aired on the Star World channel back then, although a censored version of it. Hotstar, Star’s streaming service, recently announced the simulcast for Season 8, to be available for premium subscribers. The Hotstar Premium membership costs Rs 199/month ($2.91) or Rs 999/year ($14.60), which is way way cheaper than $14.99/month that’s being charged by HBO Now in USA.

The Indian streaming service, which is now owned by Disney through its recent acquisition of Fox, will be streaming Game of Thrones at the same time as the US release. Game of Thrones will premiere Season 8 on Sunday, 14 April, at 9 pm ET on HBO in the US, and on Hotstar at the same time, which translates to a Monday, 15th April, 6:30 am IST stream for the Indian fans.

With earlier seasons, Hotstar used to have at least an hour of delay as compared to the US premiere. However, it looks like the Indian fans can finally catch up with the show in real time. Star World will also air a censored version on the next day, as usual.

This is a great move, considering streaming services have only recently been taking off in India. The no-delay airing will be quite the incentive for fans to avoid piracy, as well. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!







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Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon begins filming at Trujillo

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Filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving very swiftly, as evident from the frequent leaks we’re witnessing every other day. Though HBO has been mum about revealing any additional info about the show, these periodic leaks are causing waves of excitement amongst the fans, as they’re left wondering and speculating who’s who in the new set pictures. Recently, the show has begun filming on their new set in Trujillo, after several members were quarantined in Caceres when a positive covid case was reported a few days back.

The latest clips from the set of House of The Dragon in Trujillo posted by House The Dragons fan account on Twitter show the crew and several extras getting ready for a shot. We can spot a few Targaryen soldiers in the background, while the set is being constructed.

Are you excited about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!

You can also join our newly created Telegram group to talk about the show/books and interact with other fans.

Also, if you live in any of the places where House of the Dragon is currently filming or will be filming in the future, and would like to share photos of the sets/cast or any tips, drop us a mail at connect [at] wikiofthrones [dot] com or use our Contact Us form.







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More pictures from the set of House of The Dragon confirm the casting of the Cargyll Brothers

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Latest leaks from House of The Dragon set in Caceres hinting at legendary Cargyll twins

Filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving very swiftly, as evident from the frequent leaks we’re witnessing every other day. Though HBO has been mum about revealing any additional info about the show, these periodic leaks are causing waves of excitement amongst the fans, as they’re left wondering and speculating who’s who in the new set pictures. Recently, a few more pictures were leaked, and some of them showed Fabien Frankel, who will be playing Ser Criston Cole in the prequel series, practising his skills with a sword.

More pictures from the set of House of The Dragon confirm the casting of the Cargyll Brothers

Reddit user Jaegon1Targaryen posted some more pictures of the House of the Dragon set on Caceres, where Fabien Frankel is seen practicing sword fighting with an unknown figure. Last week, it was revealed it was one of the Tittensor brothers, who are twins as well.

More pictures from the set of House of The Dragon confirm the casting of the Cargyll Brothers

The rumours were confirmed with the release of these new pictures, where both Elliot and Luke Tittensor have been spotted filming scenes for the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel.

More pictures from the set of House of The Dragon confirm the casting of the Cargyll Brothers

Are you excited about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!

More pictures from the set of House of The Dragon confirm the casting of the Cargyll Brothers

You can also join our newly created Telegram group to talk about the show/books and interact with other fans.

Also, if you live in any of the places where House of the Dragon is currently filming or will be filming in the future, and would like to share photos of the sets/cast or any tips, drop us a mail at connect [at] wikiofthrones [dot] com or use our Contact Us form.







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Netflix’s The Sandman releases first look at Gwendoline Christie’s Lucifer: Queen of Hell

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Netflix’s The Sandman releases first look at Gwendoline Christie’s Lucifer: Queen of Hell

The TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman is one of DC’s most highly anticipated projects. The Netflix series garnered quite some attention, as it includes an ensemble of highly talented casts, including Game of Thrones alums. Gwendoline Christie, who played Brienne of Tarth in the fantasy series, will play a gender-swapped version of Lucifer in the show. And she is highly excited about it. Netflix has finally released a first look at Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie on a new poster of the drama series The Sandman.

Netflix’s newest DC series The Sandman provides the first look at Gwendoline Christie as the Queen of Hell, a female version of Lucifer.

At Saturday’s virtual DC FanDome event, viewers got a glimpse at the Game of Thrones alum as the series’ Lucifer, the ruler of Hell. The first look images see Christie donning dark attire and a pair of ominous-looking wings.

Netflix’s newest DC series The Sandman provides the first look at Gwendoline Christie as the Queen of Hell, a female version of Lucifer.

Based on the popular comic book series, the series is described as a “rich blend of modern myth and dark fantasy in which contemporary fiction, historical drama and legend are seamlessly interwoven.” The Sandman follows the people and places affected by Morpheus, the Dream King, as he tries to fix all the cosmic and human mistakes he’s made during his vast existence.

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