House of the Dragon is preparing to take flight — after a short delay. HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel about the Targaryen dynasty is currently in production, but recently had to pause filming for a few days due to a positive COVID-19 test.
Once filming resumes, House of the Dragon will get back on track for a 2022 premiere. The cast has already been spotted on set and HBO has released official photos — including one featuring Matt Smith as a Targaryen prince (looking very different from his other royal role, Prince Philip on The Crown).
Winter already came and went on Game of Thrones, which concluded its eight-season run in May 2019. HBO wanted to follow up on the biggest show in its history, so the network began developing five potential Game of Thrones spinoffs. They moved forward with one: House of the Dragon.