After attending Comic-Con in San Diego this past week, George R.R. Martin has tested positive for Covid. Due to his illness, the co-creator/executive producer of "House of the Dragon" was forced to miss the Los Angeles premiere of the "Game Of Thrones" prequel series.
Martin took part in the "House of the Dragon" Comic-Con panel on Saturday alongside co-creator/executive producer Ryan J. Condal and cast members Paddy Considine (King Viserys Targaryen), Matt Smith (Prince Daemon Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower), Emma D'Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon), Eve Best (Princess Rhaenys Targaryen), Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole), Milly Alcock (Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen) and Emily Carey (Young Alicent Hightower).
"House of the Dragon" takes places 200 years before the timeline of "Game of Thrones", telling the story of the fall of House Targaryen. The series will premier on HBO on August 21.