Game of thrones prequel, Dragon house, halt production in the UK after an individual among the cast and crew tested positive for COVID-19, via Hollywood journalist. Filming will resume on Wednesday.
“As part of the fair tests carried out for all production employees, a production member from zone A on Dragon house tested positive for COVID-19, “HBO said in a statement to hollywood reporter. “In accordance with industry guidelines, the production member is isolated and close contacts will need to be quarantined.”
Dragon house takes place 300 years before the original series and tells the story of the Targaryen family in Westeros. Ryan Condal (Colony) and Miguel Sapochnik will be the showrunners, and Game of thrones author George RR Martin will be the executive producer. The series will star Matt Smith as Prince Daemon Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Steve Toussaint as Lord Coryls Velaryon, Olivia Cooke as Alicient Hightower and Rhys Ifans. in the role of Otto Hightower.
Dragon house is one of many productions to be shut down in the UK as positive COVID-19 cases increase in the country. by netflix Bridgerton also discontinued production of their second season for the second time in the UK as well as their feature film adaptation of Mathilde because of the virus.
Nearly 52,000 tested positive for the virus on Friday, and there were 49 deaths as well as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Shunak were forced to self-quarantine after entering contact with Secretary Sajid Javid, who tested positive for COVID-19.
The break in Dragon house comes amid fears of rising COVID-19 cases in the UK as the country ends most of its COVID-19 restrictions, including the end of mask warrants.
Dragon house is the first of six spin-offs planned for the Game of thrones franchise as well as a Broadway production starring new actors playing characters from the original series. The prequel is slated to run for 10 episodes with Greg Yiatanes, Claire Kilner, and Geeta V. Patel attached as the production crew.
Dragon house will air in 2022 on HBO.