'House of the Dragon' Production Paused Due to On-Set COVID Case

The prequel to 'Game of Thrones' is currently filming in the UK

BY Alex HudsonPublished Jul 19, 2021

Production is underway on Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, but filming has hit a little setback, as a COVID case on-set has resulted in filming being paused for two days.

HBO said in a statement [via The Hollywood Reporter], "As part of the rigorous testing implemented for all production employees, a Zone A production member on House of the Dragon tested positive for COVID-19. In compliance with industry guidelines, the production member is in isolation, and close contacts will be required to quarantine."

Production is set to resume on Wednesday (June 21).

House of the Dragon is being filmed in the UK — where, as of today, all pandemic restrictions have been lifted, including mask mandate, social distancing guidelines and gathering restrictions. Cases in the country have been surging due to the spread of the Delta variant.

House of the Dragon is based on the 2018 prequel book Fire and Blood. It's due out in 2022 and stars Emma D'Arcy, Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Rhys Ifans and Steve Toussaint. It's set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and follows the Targaryen family.

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