House of the Dragon Season 2 continues production in UK amid US writers' strike
Production on House of the Dragon Season 2 will continue in the UK, despite the US writer's strike.
According to Variety, scripts on the HBO show have been completed for some time, and that filming on the second season won’t be impacted.
On Monday night (May 1), The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers ended contract negotiations with the Writers Guild of America, just hours before the current deal expired.
The WGA responded by calling for strike action to take place on Tuesday, meaning all script writing ceased with immediate effect.
Under strike rules, WGA members working internationally stop any project that falls within the union’s jurisdiction if there’s active writing work taking place. As a result, a number of US projects filming in the UK could be affected by the strike but the impact is to be determined depending on the length of the strike.
Fortunately for HBO, completed scripts will allow production to press on, so the second season of the hit fantasy series will evade any major disruption.
Based on author George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones book Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon has been filming its second season at Warner Bros.’ Leavesden Studios since April 11, with HBO announcing the start of shooting with a statement from showrunner Ryan Condal that same day.
“House of the Dragon has returned,” said Condal. “We are thrilled to be shooting again with members of our original family as well as new talents on both sides of the camera. All your favorite characters will soon be conspiring at the council tables, marching with their armies, and riding their dragons into battle. We can’t wait to share what we have in store.”
Season 2 of the GOT prequel stars Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Eve Best, Steve Toussaint, Fabien Frankel, Ewan Mitchell, Tom Glynn-Carney, Sonoya Mizuno and Rhys Ifans. Additional returning Season 1 cast members include Harry Collett, Bethany Antonia, Phoebe Campbell, Phia Saban, Jefferson Hall and Matthew Needham.
Newly-cast actors include: Gayle Rankin as Alys Rivers, Simon Russell Beale as Ser Simon Strong, Freddie Fox as Ser Gwayne Hightower and Abubakar Salim as Alyn of Hull.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, KFTV.
Image credit: HBO
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