Just weeks after Max announced another “Game of Thrones” prequel called “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight,” the show has been put on pause.
However, George R. R. Martin did confirm that “House of the Dragon” season two is going full speed ahead. “Across the ocean, the second season of ‘House of the Dragon’ started filming April 11 and will continue in London and Wales. The scripts for the eight s2 episodes were all finished months ago, long before the strike began,” Martin wrote in a May 7 blog post. “Every episode has gone through four or five drafts and numerous rounds of revisions, to address HBO notes, my notes, budget concerns, etc. There will be no further revisions. The writers have done their jobs; the rest is in the hands of the directors, cast and crew . . . and of course the dragons.”
Martin also voiced his support for the strike in the post. “I have been through several of these [strikes] since I first started writing for television and film in 1986. The 1988 strike, the first I was a part of, lasted 22 weeks, the longest in Hollywood history,” he wrote. “The 2007-2008 strike, the most recent, went for 100 days. This one may go longer. The issues are more important, and I have never seen the Guild so united as it is now.”