The sequel to Game of Thrones, stopped by the Covid

Filming House of the Dragon, the first sequel to Game of Thrones, had to be suspended after a member of the production tested positive for Covid-19 while filming scenes in the UK.

According to an exclusive published by the specialized media Deadline, the positive corresponds to the so-called “zone A” of the production. This includes the cast of the series. Filming will also take place in Spain, in the province of Cáceres.

It is not the only recording paralyzed by the coronavirus in the United Kingdom, where the production of the second season of Bridgerton it had to be suspended twice in a week. The health situation worries television studios, as cases continue to increase in the British Isles, which have just completely reopened their economy.

House of the Dragon, historia derivada de Game of Thrones.

How is House of the Dragon

House of the Dragon it is inspired by the book Fire & Blood, from 2018, also written by George RR Martin. The story takes place about 300 years before the events narrated in Game of Thrones and focuses on the adventures of the Targaryens, one of the most important houses in this epic fantasy universe.

Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and her brother, Viserys (Harry Lloyd), killed very young, belonged to House Targaryen, whose symbol is the dragon. On Game of Thrones reference was made to the Mad King, Daenerys’s father, accused of being a bloody tirano.

After the postponements imposed by the pandemic, last April the recordings of the new series began, which will revolve around five main characters. Two of them will be princes Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy) and Daemon Targaryen (Matt Smith).

It will also form part of the new cast British actor Paddy Considine, who will play King Viserys Targaryen, Daenerys’ ancestor and who is emerging as one of the great protagonists of the new story.

The Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon has Paddy Considine as the first cast member.  Photo EFE

The Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon has Paddy Considine as the first cast member. Photo EFE

In describing the events of the new plot, they describe Viserys as a warm, kind and decent man who only wants to carry on his grandfather’s legacy. But as the production company herself describes the character, “as we have learned in Game of Thrones, good men are not necessarily great kings”.

Other characters that will be part of House of the Dragon They will be Alicent Hightower (Olivia Cooke), queen of Westeros during that time, and Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), her father and Hand of the King. They will also be Corlys Velaryon (Steve Toussaint), known as The Sea Snake, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno and Fabien Frankel, among others.

The other Game of Thrones derivatives

The premiere of the series is scheduled for 2022. It will be the first in a franchise that will include fictions derived from Game of Thrones, the series that became a true global phenomenon that grew from its premiere in 2011 to the issuance of the last chapter, in 2019.

George RR Martin, author of the Game of Thrones books.

George RR Martin, author of the Game of Thrones books.

Not only was it popular, it also received critical acclaim and set the record for being the production of Emmy Award-Winning Fiction, with 59 statuettes in total.

Earlier this year it emerged that HBO was beginning to shape a new prequel, which would revolve around the short novels. The Tales of Dunk Y Egg, also by George RR Martin.

There are three other ideas in development. One of them is 9 Voyages (9 voyages), about Corlys Velaryon’s sea voyages. Flea Bottom It’s about the poorest neighborhood in King’s Landing, and 10.000 Ships (10,000 ships) revolves around Princess Nymeria.

These projects, as well as a hypothetical animated series, are in a very premature phase and it is possible that not all see the light.