Per Variety, HBO has had to halt production on its Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon following a positive COVID-19 case on set. The outlet is reporting that the positive test was discovered on Monday 19th July with filming scheduled to resume on Wednesday 21st July after a two-day pause.
House of the Dragon takes place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and follows the Targaryen family in the prime of their power in Westeros. However, all is not well as a civil war within the Targaryen family is brewing that will reshape the future of the Seven Kingdoms. and the Targaryen dynasty.
House of the Dragon stars Paddy Considine (The Outsider), Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers), Rhys Ifans (The Amazing Spider-Man), Steve Toussaint (Small Axe), Sonoya Minuzo (Crazy Rich Asians), Eve Best (Nurse Jackie), Graham McTavish (Outlander).
House of the Dragon is a 10-episode series co-created by George R.R. Martin and Ryan Condal. Condal penned the script, alongside Sara Lee Hess. He will also serve as co-showrunner alongside Game of Thrones veteran Miguel Sapochnik.