House of the Dragon Season 2 filming unimpacted by writers' strike

As production remains on schedule, we can anticipate the second season of 'Keeping Up with the Targaryens' in the coming year.

House of the Dragon fans can breathe a sigh of relief as the show's second season will continue with its filming schedule, unaffected by the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike that's impacting Hollywood.

According to Variety, House of the Dragon's filming in the UK is still in progress, as the scripts for Season 2 were completed prior to the ongoing WGA strike that started on May 2. The strike was triggered when contract negotiations between the WGA and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers failed.

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House of the Dragon Season 2 is not affected by the ongoing Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike, as the scripts were completed before the strike began.

The guild claims that the "studios' responses have been wholly insufficient given the existential crisis writers are facing."

Due to the regulations of the WGA, its members are not allowed to work on projects falling within the union's jurisdiction if there's active writing taking place internationally. This may affect several Hollywood productions in the UK as well.

While House of the Dragon's ongoing filming in the UK remains unaffected by the strike, any potential rewrites will likely have an effect on the overall production and possibly delay the second season's premiere.

To comprehend the significance of writers, one needs only to compare the contrast between Season 1 and Season 8 of Game of Thrones.

Considering the crucial role writers play in any production, it's understandable why the WGA has called for a strike to draw attention to the demands of its members. Despite facing criticism for the underwhelming final season of Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have gained worldwide recognition for their exceptional work in writing all eight seasons of the highly acclaimed HBO series.

Season one of House of the Dragon ended with Aemond's dragon, Vhagar, killing Lucerys and his dragon, Arrax. Audiences will be eager to see how the usurped Princess Rhaenyra will react to the death of her second child in the ongoing civil war between the Hightowers and Targaryens.

House of the Dragon's premiere was watched by over 10 million viewers on the first day, the biggest in HBO's history.

HBO and its revamped streaming service, Max, are slated to air Season 2 of House of the Dragon in the summer of 2024. In contrast to the first season's 10 episodes, the upcoming season will have a total of 8 episodes.

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