Wow, “House of the Dragon” season 2 doesn’t need writers anymore, as filming will continue despite the writers’ strike since all scripts were finished! In shocking news, it seems that the upcoming U.S. writers’ strike may not have the power to slay the dragons of “House of the Dragon.”
According to Variety, the HBO series is set to continue filming its second season in the UK despite the strike action. Fortunately for the show, its scripts have been completed, meaning that the writers’ strike should have no effect on the shoot. It remains to be seen, however, whether any rewrites are required, which could cause issues for the show’s creators.
Based on George R.R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” prequel, “House of the Dragon” stars a whole host of new and returning cast members, including Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, and Eve Best. The second season is currently being filmed at Warner Bros.’ Leavesden Studios and is set to include council meetings, battles, and of course, dragons.
Production of ‘House of the Dragon’ Season 2 Unaffected by Writers Strike, Thanks to Early Script Completion
The news of “House of the Dragon’s” continued filming schedule comes on the same day that the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain instructed its members to down tools on U.S. projects. While some UK-based writers scrambled to submit their scripts to their U.S. bosses before the deadline, others joined their American counterparts in striking. It’s unclear how extensive the disruption will be, but it’s sure to have an impact on some U.S. projects filming in the UK.
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Despite this, “House of the Dragon” seems to be holding strong with a cast of fan-favorite characters conspiring at council tables, marching with armies and riding dragons into battle.
The series has already announced new cast members for the second season, including Gayle Rankin, Simon Russell Beale, Freddie Fox, and Abubakar Salim. So if you’re worried about the strike affecting your favorite fantasy show, fear not; it looks like the dragons will keep on flying.