Game Of Thrones was a pop culture phenomenon that took the world by storm since its first episode back in 2011. Luckily for fans, HBO gave a green signal to a prequel to Game Of Thrones titled House Of The Dragon in 2020. George RR Martin, creator of Game of Thrones, recently missed the House of the Dragon premiere after testing positive for Covid-19.
The fantasy author reportedly contracted the virus last week while attending San Diego Comic Con. According to Independent, HBO Chief Content Officer Casey Bloys made the revelation at the House of the Dragon premiere on Wednesday, July 27, in Los Angeles. He also assured that there was “nothing to worry about.”
I was going to start today by introducing George RR Martin and tell you how great it is to have George on the journey with us. Unfortunately, George got Covid at Comic-Con, so he’s not here. I think he’s feeling fine, so nothing to worry about. I wanted to tell you what a pleasure it is and how lucky we are to have the architect, the literal architect, of this world on this journey with us… He has been fantastic.
Martin later confirmed the prognosis in a YouTube video message, describing his symptoms as mild. Next month, Sky in the UK and HBO Max in the US will both premiere House of the Dragon. In spite of spending between $30 million and $35 million on a pilot episode, the first Game of Thrones spinoff was cancelled, as the former chairman of WarnerMedia disclosed earlier this month.
The prequel will take place 200 years before the events of the original series. It chronicles the fall of House Targaryen and the events preceding the Targaryen civil war, also known as the “Dance of the Dragons.” It is based on George R.R. Martin’s book “Fire & Blood.”
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