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Game Of Thrones Prequel House Of The Dragon Resumes Filming After COVID Shutdown

Cameras are rolling again on HBO's new live-action prequel.


Production has resumed on the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon, after a brief pause on filming after someone tested positive for COVID.

Filming stopped on Monday and was scheduled to resume on Wednesday, which it did, according to Entertainment Weekly. The production member who tested positive entered isolation, while close contacts also quarantined. After the two-day temporary shutdown, work is now continuing.

Set hundreds of years before Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon follows the drama involving the House Targaryen. "But as King Viserys (Paddy Considine) reaches the end of his reign, a brutal battle for succession kicks off between his beloved daughter Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D'Arcy) and his second wife Queen Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), who wants the throne for her sons," reads a line from EW's description of the show.

Doctor Who's Matt Smith and Harry Potter actor Rhys Ifans also star in the series. The show is expected to premiere on HBO Max in 2022.

In other news, it was recently reported that HBO is developing two additional Game of Thrones animated shows, bringing the total to three. However, development doesn't mean production, so there is no word on if any of them will actually go forward and be seen through to release. Meanwhile, it's also been reported that HBO recently canceled one of the other live-action Game of Thrones concepts, Flea Bottom.

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