Exclusive Insider Scoop: Mind-Blowing Updates Unveiled by George RR Martin for House Of The Dragon Season 2!

Exclusive Insider Scoop: Mind-Blowing Updates Unveiled by George RR Martin for House Of The Dragon Season 2!

Game of Thrones author George RR Martin surprises fans with an exciting update on House of the Dragon season 2 amidst worries of Hollywood strikes


George R.R. Martin, the acclaimed author of Game of Thrones, delivers an update on the progress of House of the Dragon season 2, ensuring fans that filming remains in progress despite the ongoing strike action within the industry.

House of the Dragon's production is proceeding smoothly as it is primarily being filmed in London and the actors are part of Equity, the British union. Under British law, they are unable to stage a sympathy strike.

Although Martin understands and sympathizes with the strike, he also worries about its duration and bitter nature, which could possibly impact the premiere of House of the Dragon season 2.

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has surprised fans with an update on the highly anticipated House of the Dragon season 2, the latest successful adaptation of his work for streaming platform Max.

Based on Martin's 2018 book Fire & Blood and set within the Song of Fire & Ice universe popularized by the Game of Thrones HBO series, House of the Dragon transports audiences 200 years back in time to witness the gripping story of a succession war that marked the shocking downfall of House Targaryen, known as the Dance of the Dragons. The show's immense popularity resulted in widespread crashes for HBO Max subscribers following the House of the Dragon premiere.

After a hugely successful debut, House of the Dragon received an early renewal for its second season, setting the stage for production to begin in the summer of 2023. Despite concerns about the ongoing strike affecting various projects, author George R. R. Martin has provided clarification through his Not a Blog. He explained that the majority of the show is being filmed in London, with additional footage captured in Wales, Spain, and other locations. This geographical advantage allows filming to continue as the actors involved are members of the British union, Equity, rather than SAG-AFTRA. Although Equity strongly supports their American counterparts and plans a significant rally to demonstrate their solidarity, British regulations prevent them from staging a sympathy strike. Taking such action would leave them vulnerable to termination for breaching their contracts or potentially facing legal action.

Exclusive Insider Scoop: Mind-Blowing Updates Unveiled by George RR Martin for House Of The Dragon Season 2!

Martin is equally empathetic and engaged, stating in his post, "I became a member of the WGA in 1986 and have experienced several strikes with them. We achieved progress in all of them, but some issues hold greater significance... and this year's strike is the most crucial one in my lifetime." Martin has also explored writing in other areas, such as his involvement in shaping the overall story of Elden Ring. He expressed, "We cannot be certain of what lies ahead, but I have a strong sense that this strike will be prolonged and contentious. It may reach the level of the notorious 1985 strike, although I hope not."

Although fans may be relieved that House of the Dragon's production is still on schedule, it is evident that the lack of unity enforced by contracts in this situation may undermine the strike efforts, contradicting the desires of the author, the majority of the cast, and the crew. This leaves fans with the potential for a bittersweet premiere to anticipate. This is especially true for the actors, who derive great joy from working on the show and have a deep emotional investment. This was evident when Paddy Considine broke down in tears over his character's fate at the end of the first season. Whether or not the strike will be resolved by the time the season premieres remains uncertain.

In addition to a few exceptions from foreign countries, such as House of the Dragon, the strike action has a widespread impact, potentially influencing seemingly unrelated content like Critical Role and Dimension 20. One thing that is unlikely to be affected significantly is Martin's work on the much-awaited sixth volume in the Song of Ice & Fire series, titled Winds of Winter. The author is making steady progress, although he did mention that it is not as fast as he would like or as fast as others would like, but it is still progress. This keeps him occupied and prevents any trouble.

The second season of House of the Dragon is anticipated to be released on Max in late 2024.

Source: Not A Blog