Game Of Thrones prequel stops production because of Covid outbreak

House Of The Dragon has faced new delays (Image: House of the Dragon/HBO)

Game of Thrones The House Of The Dragon prequel has halted production after a member of the crew tested positive for Covid.

The upcoming fantasy series, slated to premiere in 2022, has halted filming for two days. understands that members of staff are quarantined to comply with industry guidelines and close contacts will also be required to isolate. Production will resume on Wednesday.

It is also said that there is a rigorous testing carried out for all production staff.

This isn’t the first delay the film has faced, as in the days leading up to production, a cast member was stranded in the water in Cornwall on their way up the mountain and had to be rescued. The incident appears to have been resolved with no injuries.

A crew member has tested positive for Covid (Image: HBO)

House Of The Dragon is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones, at the height of House Targaryen’s reign in Westeros.

Carpenter plays Prince Daemon Targaryen, the king’s younger brother and heir to the throne, while Emma D’Arcy plays Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, the king’s firstborn and Olivia Cooke was cast as Alicent Hightower, the daughter of the Hand of the King.

The First official photos from the recently released production, starring several key actors in full costume, including Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower and Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, aka. is ‘The Sea Snake’.

House Of The Dragon will air on Sky Atlantic and NOW in 2022.

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