Filming of “House of the Dragon” continues during the SAG-AFTRA strike

Although the SAG-AFTRA strike has been officially declared, the HBO series house of the dragon will continue to shoot in the UK

Will the SAG-AFTRA strike affect House of the Dragon?

meeting has reported that “House of the Dragon” and the other HBO series “Industry” will continue to shoot in the UK as they mostly have British cast members working under equity contracts rather than SAG-AFTRA contracts. The outlet also said that SAG-AFTRA advised members entering into equity contracts, “continue to report for work.

The strike will begin at midnight while union members will have an opportunity to join the WGA picket line tomorrow morning, Friday 14 July. Therefore, productions that are part of the SAG-AFTRA television and film deal must be halted immediately. This is the second time that actors have gone on strike alongside writers. The previous case happened in 1960.

House of the Dragon currently stars Matt Smith, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Rhys Ifans, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno, Graham McTavish, Jefferson Hall, David Horovitch, Matthew Needham, Bill Patterson, Gavin Spokes, Wil Johnson, John Macmillan, Savannah Steyn, and Theo Nate. Season 2 also added Gayle Rankin, Russell Beale, Freddie Fox and Abubakar Salim.

Based on George RR Martin’s Fire & Blood, House of the Dragon chronicles the rise and fall of the Targaryens – the only Dragonlord family to survive the fall of Valyria. It is set 300 years before the events of the award-winning Game of Thrones series adaptation, the final episode of which aired in 2019.

House of the Dragon is directed by George RR Martin, Ryan Condal and Game of Thrones director Miguel Sapochnik, with Condal and Sapochnik also serving as showrunners. Martin, Sapochnik, Condal, Vince Gerardis and Sara Lee Hess are executive producers.