House of The Dragon season finale leaks early on pirate sites *TorrentFreak
The season finale of HBO’s “House of the Dragon” has been leaked online, two days before its official premiere. The popular Game of Thrones prequel was already very popular among pirates and this version is attracting even more attention. The source of the leak is unclear, but the Hebrew subtitles could be a clue.
HBO’s early days”Dragon House” in August did not disappoint. Since then, it has averaged tens of millions of views per episode.
In the weeks following “House of The Dragon” crushed “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” in the unofficial pirate download chart. At this rate, it’s on its way to becoming the most pirated TV series of the year. And today’s news certainly doesn’t hurt that aspiration.
A few hours ago, copies of the tenth episode appeared on pirate sites, two days before the general public had access to it on legal platforms. News of the leak spreads quickly and tens of thousands of people have already picked up a copy.
It wouldn’t be a big surprise to see those download stats top one million by Sunday. A significant number of people will also watch the episode through pirate streaming sites, which will further increase the numbers.
The source of the leak remains unknown at the time of writing, but some data points may help narrow things down. The video is available in 25 frames per second, which rules out countries such as the United States, Japan, and Brazil.
Moreover, a reliable source informs us that the original version came with Hebrew subtitles in a separate .srt file. These master builds are usually shared on private servers, which act as hubs before distribution groups start sharing them on pirate sites.
We have not been able to independently verify this information, but it could be an indication that there are links to Israel.
Whatever the source, it will be difficult to do anything now. The company and its licensing partners will likely spend much of the weekend sending out takedown requests, but for HBO, most of the damage is already done.
This is breaking news. If more information emerges, we’ll update this article accordingly.