“Everyone says Targaryens are closer to gods than to men, but they say that because of our dragons. Without them, we’re just like everyone else.”
If you aren’t excited for another season of a 93% Rotten Tomatoes rating and 8.5/10 rating, high demanded series.. then I don’t know if your preference is that good. Before you start, House of the Dragon is a prequel to one of the most-watched series in history. While fans are going wild about the second installment, we can’t keep calm from talking about it (to be fair, I’m one of those fans).
The action, the plot, the battles, the drama, the dragons, everything is worth getting addicted to. Maybe that’s why fans are desperate for House of the Dragon Season 2.
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So we don’t hold you back from seeking your answers. Scroll down to enter the king’s landing!
Has House of the Dragon Season 2 production been delayed?
Before we start digging further to find out about our favorite series, let’s hit a pause and utilize this time by appreciating the cast and crew who made the series possible. All thanks to Ryan Condal and George R. R. Martin for creating the show, and extra thanks to George for writing the world’s bestseller novels from which the series is adapted. Now coming back to the main issue, that is the production delay for House of the Dragon Season 2. Well. The show’s audience or fans are on a much larger scale scattered all over the world.
Ever since the strikes began in May 2023, fandoms seem more stressed regarding the upcoming season. Some wild rumors were that the production got delayed due to the strikes. However, we would like to clear up some misunderstandings, one by one. The second season was renewed in August 2022, so the script for The House Of the Dragon Season 2 is already done. Since the script is taken from Fire & Blood novel series, it’s much faster than striking a new idea. Now that we have sorted the WGA strike-related issues let’s move on t the next strike i.e. SAG-AFTRA Strike.
House of the Dragon cast members is mostly British (by cast members, we mean the actors) Since their contract comes under Union Equity UK. Since they can support the strikes with all the lawful measures, but the members are not allowed to join the strike. It’s not that we are making stuff. SAG-AFTRA has said all of them.
Another fact that’ll clean up the air is that the filming for House of the Dragon Season 2 is being done in London instead of in America. The strike isn’t supposed to affect production for the second installment. This critical piece of information is given by Martin himself in his blog,
“House of the Dragon is shot mostly in London (and a little bit in Wales, Spain, and various other locations), which is why filming has continued. The actors are members of the British union, Equity, not SAG-AFTRA, and though Equity strongly supports their American cousins (they have a big rally planned to show that support), British law forbids them from staging a sympathy strike. If they walk, they have no protection against being fired for breach of contract, or even sued.”
After giving away this happy news to the fans, he even told us how he also joined the WGA in 1986 and has been through several other strikes. However, he pushed the importance of the ongoing strikes and compared it with the infamous 1985 strike.
When can we expect the House of the Dragon Season 2 arrival?
Now that we are clear that the production process is on time, House of the Dragon Season 2 is another burning topic in its release date. Martin has also surprised us by revealing that the second season’s filming is in its second phase. That is good news, but let’s not forget that the post-production of this series is a lengthy process itself. So what we can expect is a second season to air in the second half of 2024.
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Until our doubts get clear, allow us to keep you all updated with the latest news!