It seems the release date for the second season of House of the Dragon won’t be impacted by the Writers’ Guild of America strike.
Having debuted to record-setting viewing figures for HBO last summer, this Targaryen-centric Game of Thrones spin-off series began shooting its next load of episodes just under a month ago at London’s Leavesden Studios.
While WGA members began their strike this week, and many shows have been put on pause, a source informed Variety that the HOTD scripts were completed quite some time ago, so production won’t be affected.
Digital Spy has reached out for comment.
Late last year, King Viserys I Targaryen actor Paddy Considine confessed that his character’s brutal deterioration in season 1 saw him “burst into tears” upon watching it on TV.
“I didn’t watch episode eight but my wife had watched it, and my daughter, and they were pretty upset with it,” he said on The Adam Buxton Podcast. “My wife said, ‘Just watch the end’.
“Years ago, I’d watched my dad die of cancer and he just went downhill rapidly from being diagnosed to being on death’s door. You know, he became skeletal so rapidly.”
Considine, who also appeared in the network’s The Third Day and The Outsider, went on to elaborate: “So, when [my wife] showed me that end thing and my face came up I just burst into tears because I looked the image of my dad when he was dying, the image of him, and it was shocking. It was really, really shocking to me.
“I’d put so much of my mum’s characteristics into this character, Viserys, but when I saw that I thought ‘That’s my dad’ and it was terrifying.”