The long-awaited series ‘House of the Dragon’, a pre-sequel to ‘Game of Thrones’, has undergone a dramatic schedule change and has been forced to postpone registration due to a new outbreak of the COVID-19 virus on set (via Comic. with).
Reports indicate that people have tested positive for the disease in “Zone A,” which includes the cast and the main crew of the show. The news further states that “a member of the production has tested positive and, according to industry protocols, she will be isolated with close people. Recordings will return on Wednesday.
The cast includes Olivia Cooke, who will play Alicent Hightower, the beautiful daughter of King’s Hand; Emma D’Arcy will play Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Viserys’ eldest daughter; Matt Smith will play Prince Daemon Targaryen, the king’s younger brother; Paddy Considine will be King Viserys; Fabien Frankel will play Ser Criston Cole, member of the guard of King Viserys I Targaryen; Rhys Ifans will play Otto Hightower, the hand of the king; Steve Toussaint will play Lord Corlys Velaryon, the serpent of the sea; Eve Best will play Princess Rhaenys Velaryon; Sonoya Mizuno will play Mysaria, one of the most reliable (and unlikely) allies of Prince Daemon Targaryen, heir to the throne; and Graham McTavish in an undisclosed role; and Milly Alcock and Emily Carey will play young Rhaenyra Targaryen and Alicent Hightower respectively.
The story of “House of the Dragon” takes place 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones” and will follow Daenerys’ ancestors as House Targaryen collapses. The plot is based on the novel ‘Fire & Blood’, by George RR Martin, who also enters as a creator alongside Ryan J. Condal.
Ten episodes have been ordered for the first season.
Check out the official synopsis of the book:
Centuries before the events of War of Thrones, House Targaryen – the only dragonlord family to survive the Destruction of Valyria – made their home in Dragonstone. The story of Fire & Blood begins with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and continues with the chronicle of the generations of Targaryens who fought to keep their seat, until the Civil War which nearly destroyed their dynasty.
What really happened during the dragon dance? Why was it so dangerous to visit Valyria after the Destruction? What were Maegor the Cruel’s worst crimes? These are some of the questions answered by this essential work, reported by a wise master of the Citadel.
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