should start filming in early 2024 after the SAG-AFTRA strike ends, according to HBO network chief Casey Bloys. The laboriously titled spinoff show is based on the novellas by George R.R. Martin which follow the adventures of the titular characters throughout Westeros 90 years before the events of. The prequel has been in development at HBO since 2021 though recently, it has suffered delays due to the dual strikes.
During a Q&A at a recent press event (via ), Bloys said that he expects to start next spring, pending the end of the ongoing SAG-AFTRA strike. The HBO boss also announced that season 2 will premiere sometime after that in the "
After years of development, received a straight-to-series order from HBO in April 2023. However, development was shut down for the duration of the WGA strike, as announced by George R.R. Martin, who is an executive producer on the show. Since the strike officially ended in September, the show's writers room, which is headed by 's Ira Parker, has been able to resume work.
However, it's unclear why has to wait for the SAG-AFTRA strike to end to start shooting. was able to shoot through the SAG-AFTRA strike since production takes place in the United Kingdom with actors working under a different union called Equity. Bloys indicating that shooting the spinoff is dependent on the end of the SAG-AFTRA strike suggests it won't follow
Using season 2 as a comparison – it started shooting in April 2023 and is slated to premiere in the summer of 2024. However, production of should be shorter since the show is much smaller in scale and takes place during a period of relative peace in Westeros, meaning there won't be any big battles or VFX dragons. With this in mind, the next spinoff could arrive as early as late 2024.