How to watch The Winter King: stream the reimagined Arthurian legend

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How to watch The Winter King

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The Winter King  is an adaptation of the Warlord Chronicles trilogy from Sharpe and The Last Kingdom author Bernard Cornwell, and comes from Bad Wolf, the production company behind His Dark Materials and the forthcoming series of Doctor Who.

The series, set in a warring and brutal 5th century Britain, follows Arthur Pendragon (Iain De Caestecker), the illegitimate son of tyrant King Uther (Eddie Marsan), as he returns from exile to rise from outcast to legend. This grittier take on the Arthurian legend promises a vain and unpopular Lancelot, Merlin (Nathaniel Martello-White) as a missing druid priest and a scheming, power-hungry Guinevere (Jordan Alexandra).

The 10-episode series has been written for the screen by Kate Brooke (A Discovery of Witches) and Ed Whitmore (Steeltown Murders) and also stars Ellie James (Giri/Haji) as Merlin’s priestess Nimue, Valane Kane (Gangs of London) as Arthur’s half-sister Morgan and Daniel Ings (The Gold) as his close friend Owain. Read on for full details on how to watch The Winter King online, from anywhere.

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Watch The Winter King for free

watch The Winter King free on TVNZ

You can watch The Winter King free on TVNZ in New Zealand, with episodes dropping every night on Monday evening at 8pm NZDT.

Better still every aired episode is available to watch on-demand on the free TVNZ+ streaming platform too.

Outside New Zealand? Remember that Kiwis abroad can use a VPN to tune into TVNZ Plus while away from home, and watch Poker Face for free, just as you would normally.

How to watch The Winter King from outside your country

For those of you who are away from home, abroad, when The Winter King airs, you’ll be unable to watch the show like you normally would due to annoying regional restrictions. Luckily, there’s an easy solution. 

Downloading a VPN will allow you to stream online, no matter where you are. It's a simple bit of software that changes your IP address, meaning that you can access on-demand content or live TV just as if you were at home.

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Once you've chosen and installed your VPN of choice, simply open the service's corresponding app, hit 'choose location', select the appropriate country, and you'll be able to watch the broadcast as if you were back at home.

Three simple steps to using a VPN to watch The Winter King.

1. Download and install a VPN - we recommend ExpressVPN

2. Connect to the relevant server location - launch the VPN app, click on 'choose location' and select the right location i.e. NZ for TVNZ+.

3. Head to the chosen broadcaster's stream - in this case, head to TVNZ+.

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How to watch The Winter King online in the US without cable


The first season of The Winter King is available on MGM+ in the US as well as on Prime Video and through FuboTV too.

The first episode is FREE to watch on MGM+ but you'll need a subscription to watch the rest of the season. MGM+ costs from $5.99 a month and new users get a 7-day FREE trial.

Access on Prime Video is available to those with an Amazon Prime subscription. FuboTV subscriptions start at $74.99 per month after a 7-day free trial.

Travelling outside the US? No problem. Use a VPN to watch your streaming services from overseas.

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How to watch The Winter King online in Australia

Stan is the place to watch all episodes of The Winter King in Australia. The streaming service costs from AU$10 a month and new users get a 30-day free trial.

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Watch The Winter King online in Canada


You can watch The Winter King season 1 episode 7 on Crave in Canada.

You’ll need to choose between Crave Total for $19.99 a month, or sacrifice less simultaneous streams and offline viewing for Crave Mobile for $9.99 a month. First, though, you can enjoy Crave's 7-day FREE trial, available to new subscribers only.

Crave offers classic HBO series, on-demand movies, Crave originals and Showtime content, including addictive TV shows like The Gloaming, Dexter, and 30 Rock, in addition to the latest HBO Max releases, such as Euphoria and the Sex and the City follow-up, And Just Like That.

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Can I watch The Winter King for FREE in the UK?


The Winter King is due to be released on ITVX in 'late 2023'. The exact date is still TBC. 

In the meantime, NZ nationals visiting the UK can watch all episodes on NZTV+ using a VPN.

The Winter King season 1, episode guide

  • Episode 1: Sunday, August 20
  • Episode 2: Sunday, August 27
  • Episode 3: Sunday, September 17
  • Episode 4: Sunday, September 24
  • Episode 5: Sunday, October 1
  • Episode 6: Sunday, October 8
  • Episode 7 Sunday, October 15
  • Episode 8 Sunday, October 22
  • Episode 9: Sunday, October 29
  • Episode 10: Sunday, November 5

Tom Wardley

Tom is a freelance writer, predominantly focusing on film and TV. A graduate of Film Studies at University of South Wales, if he's not diving in to the Collector's Edition Blu Ray of an obscure 80s horror, you'll find him getting lost with his dog or mucking about in the water with his board.