Filming of ‘House of the Dragon’ has recently started. Now it has to be paused because of a corona case.
A corona case has occurred on the set of the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel ‘House of the Dragon’, which is currently being shot in the UK. This is reported by the industry website ‘Deadline’ . Accordingly, either one of the actors or a member of the crew tested positive for the virus. It is not known who exactly it is supposed to be.
Currently, the person concerned and all production members who have worked closely with them are said to be in quarantine. The shooting should therefore already pause, but will probably resume on Wednesday.
This is what ‘House of the Dragon’ is about
‘House of the Dragon’ takes place 300 years before the hit series ‘Game of Thrones’, which is based on the works of the author George R. R. Martin (72). The prequel will tell the story of Daenerys’ (Emilia Clarke, 34) ancestors when the historic downfall of the House of Targaryen began.
There are Rhys Ifans (53, ‘Notting Hill’) as Otto Hohenturm, Olivia Cooke (27, ‘Bates Motel’) as Alicent Hohenturm, Matt Smith (38, ‘The Crown’) as Daemon Targaryen, Paddy Considine (47, ‘Hot Fuzz’) as King Viserys Targaryen, Steve Toussaint (56, ‘Red, White and Blue’) as ‘Die Seeschlange’ and Emma D’Arcy (29, ‘Truth Seekers’) as Rhaenyra Targaryen. In early July it was also announced that Milly Alcock (‘Reckoning’) and Emily Carey (18, ‘Tomb Raider’) will be playing young versions of Rhaenyra and Alicent.
When the series starts
The first broadcast of the series is planned for the coming year. Although the US broadcaster HBO is working on several formats in the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe, including series with the titles ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’ and ‘Flea Bottom’, it is currently only shooting for ‘House of the Dragon’, like Casey Bloys, Chief Content Officer at HBO and the streaming service HBO Max, in early June the industry journal ‘Variety’ confirmed : ‘All the others are in different stages of development. People might think we’re doing ten shows right now. There is one that will air in 2022. ‘ With the other projects, you still have to see how the scripts develop.
‘House of the Dragon’ isn’t the only production currently struggling with this kind of problem. Within a few days, work on the second season of the Netflix hit ‘Bridgerton’ had to be interrupted twice, as ‘Deadline’ recently reported . Here, too, positive corona tests were to blame for the interruptions. It is currently not known when it will be possible to shoot again.