Weekend Watch: House of the Dragon and County 49 Now Streaming on Showmax

County 49

Trust me to always plug you into the best shows to watch. For this weekend, you get two recommendations to check out on Showmax. With an episode each so far, House of the Dragon and County 49 are the best picks you should start with this weekend.

House of the Dragon

Showmax has announced that House of the Dragon is now available on the streaming service in Kenya. When the series premiered in the US on Sunday, it broke HBO’s viewing records, with almost 10 million fans watching the first episode.

House of the Dragon is the prequel series to HBO’s Game of Thrones. It is based on author George RR Martin’s book Fire & Blood and chronicles the history of House Targaryen.Fans can also expect to meet members of the House of Velaryon, who dominate the seas.

New episodes arrive on the platform weekly.

County 49

“Bwatele hoyee!” County 49 episode 1, now streaming on Showmax, ushers in a new female governor who’s eager to challenge the corrupt system that has plagued Bwatele County for years. 

She steps into office amid great civilian discontent because of the misdeeds of her predecessor, who now faces criminal charges, including corruption, abuse of office, and treason. The new governor is keen on righting the wrongs done to the citizens of Bwatele County.

Just a few miles away, the Hive, a local terrorist group, assembles. They want what they’re owed. The governor’s message of hope and accountability means nothing to citizens who’ve never benefited from their own county’s wealthy resources.

County 49 takes on a new format not seen before on Kenyan television – all events throughout the 13 episodes take place over the course of 24 hours.

County 49 is now streaming on Showmax across Africa, with new episodes releasing weekly. The show is also available to Showmax subscribers in the United Kingdom, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands and 28 other countries in the diaspora.

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