House of the Dragon: production suspended due to a positive case of Covid-19

House of the Dragon: production suspended due to a positive case of Covid-19

House of the Dragon

The highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel (which you can retrieve in full on Amazon in Blu-Ray) produced by HBO, House of the Dragon, saw the suspension of production following a positive case from Covid-19. Based on George R.R. Martin, House of the Dragon centers on the history of the Targaryen house, starting with when King Viserys (Paddy Considine) took the throne. The prequel will also see the interpretation of Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D'Arcy, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint and Sonoya Minuzo.

House of the Dragon: a positive between the crew and the cast

We remind you that the filming of the series started in April and HBO is doing everything to respect the schedule of a premiere in 2022. In short, this slowdown was not needed and according to the exclusive declarations of Deadline, the British set of House of the Dragon has been on hiatus for two days following a positive case of COVID in Zone A, which seems to include the cast and crew. . The positive member of the production is currently in isolation, as are those who have come into contact with him, out of compliance with health guidelines. Shooting, in any case, should resume on Wednesday.

Last year, discontinued productions were practically on the agenda, but in recent months there had been signs of a return to normal. However, as the Delta variant continues to cause concern, there have been a few other sets that have been closed to prevent an increase in contagion. Notably, Netflix's hit Bridgerton has been put on hiatus for production on season two and it is not yet known when filming will resume. It's pretty certain, though, that as far as House of the Dragon is concerned, the fact that it only stops for a few days suggests that the production member who tested positive isn't a key part of the cast.

Provided there are no further delays, House of the Dragon will likely not be delayed by keeping the release date in 2022. HBO has not yet set a definitive time frame for the presentation of the series, but in this moment seems likely that it may arrive around summer.

Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ Pauses Production Due to COVID Exposure

Game of Thrones prequel The House of the Dragon has paused production in the UK for two days due to an exposure to COVID-19 involving a Zone A individual among the cast and crew.

“As part of the rigorous testing implemented for all production employees, a Zone A production member on House of the Dragon tested positive for COVID-19. In compliance with industry guidelines, the production member is in isolation, and close contacts will be required to quarantine,” HBO said in a statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter.

Production will resume on Wednesday after a two-day pause. The series stars Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen and Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon (also known as the Sea Snake), and Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower.

House of the Dragontells the story of the Targaryen family in Westeros and is set 300 years before the events in Game of Thrones. The drama is from co-showrunners Ryan Condal (Colony) and Miguel Sapochnik (Game of Thrones), and executive producer and saga author George R.R. Martin.

The production pause comes amid virus fears surging in the UK as the country ends most remaining COVID-19 restrictions, including mask mandates.

House of the Dragon is one of six GoT-related prequel projects in the works at HBO, as well as a stage show in development for Broadway/West End that will feature new actors playing iconic characters from the original series.

House of the Dragon premieres in 2022.