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GOT prequel House of the Dragon halts production after crew member tests positive for COVID-19

According to latest reports, the shooting has been temporarily stalled due to a crew member testing positive

Raktim Das
Jul 20, 2021
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A still from the upcoming show

The shoot of the much-awaited sequel of Game of Thrones (GOT), House of the Dragon, has been brought to a halt after a crew member tested positive for COVID-19 recently.

House of the Dragon, which is a prequel to GOT that concluded in 2019, went into production earlier this year, much to the excitement of its loyal fans. With the first-look pictures of House of the Dragon being revealed in May, the shoot of the series was ongoing in the UK, until a positive case of COVID-19 was reported in zone A, which is meant for cast and crew.

As per the latest reports, the production has been temporarily stopped for two days, due to the crew member testing positive. However, after the requisite quarantine protocols are met with, the shoot can be expected to resume soon.

First-look picture from the shooting of House of the Dragon

Based on George RR Martin’s book Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon would give us a glimpse of the House Targaryen, and is set 300 years prior to the events of the Game of Thrones. It would chronicle the fateful events that led to the Targaryen Civil War, highlighting the power dynamics and political struggle of the biggest civil war in the history of Westeros.

Renowned artistes such as Paddy Considine, Emma D’Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Fabien Frankel, Matt Smith, Rhys Ifans, and Sonoya Mizuno have been roped in to form the star-studded cast of the upcoming series. With Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan Condal as the showrunners, apart from being executive producers alongside Martin and Vince Gerardis, the show is supposed to drop in 2022.

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