After one of the production members got a positive COVID result, filming had to be shut down. However, it has now resumed!
The Game Of Thrones spin-off series House Of Dragon has officially resumed production.
On Monday, July 19th, a positive COVID test on the show's set caused the entire production to shut down.
However, it's been confirmed by EW that the production has resumed.
The show is being filmed in the UK and the cast and crew follow very vigorous testing protocols and guidelines. The individual who tested positive has been forced to go into isolation and the production has continued without said individual.
Filming of the show began in April 2021 with most of it taking place in the United Kingdom. According to Production List, some parts of the first season will film in Spain and California
The spin-off series is based on George R.R. Martin's novel Fire and Blood and is set hundreds of years before the Game Of Thrones series. The series follows the dragon-masters House Targaryen and their eventual downfall. We get to see the battle between King Viserys's daughter Rhaenyra Targaryen and his second wife Queen Alicent Hightower as the battle for the throne.
The show will star Paddy Considine, Emma D'Arcy, Olivia Cooke, Matt Smith, Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifans, Miguel Sapochnik, and Ryan Condal.
It was also recently announced that Emily Carey has been brought on as a young Alicent Hightower and Milly Alcock as young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen.
Rhaenyra is the king's firstborn and has everything, but she faces many difficulties in succeeding her father because she wasn't born a man. Queen Alicent Hightower is determined to have her sons take over the throne.
Alicent is described as a woman "raised in the Red Keep, close to the king and his innermost circle; she possesses both a courtly grace and a keen political acumen."
House Of Dragon is set to hit HBO sometime in 2022.