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George RR Martin tests Covid positive at San Diego comic con

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George RR Martin had to unfortunately miss the glitzy premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon in Los Angeles. The event took place on July 27. Martin had to skip the premiere after he tested positive for Covid-19. The 73-year-old author, who created the world that House of the Dragon draws upon, was present at the show’s Hall H presentation at San Diego Comic-Con last week.

Speaking at the premiere, HBO and HBO Max’s chief content officer Casey Bloys revealed the news of George Martin’s positive test. “I was going to start today by introducing George R.R. Martin and tell you how great it is to have George on the journey with us,” said Bloys. “Unfortunately, George got COVID at Comic-Con, so he’s not here. I think he’s feeling fine, so nothing to worry about.”

Bloys continued. “I wanted to tell you what a pleasure it is and how lucky we are to have the architect, the literal architect, of this world on this journey with us He has been fantastic.”

Martin also confirmed that he is Covid-19 positive in a YouTube video message. It led to him canceling several appearances on top of the House of the Dragon premiere. He added that his “symptoms are minor. I have some sniffles and I cough once in a while.” “I’m being well taken care of. I’m taking the drugs. I should be good,” Martin said.

Game of Thrones Season 8 released in 2019. It was majorly criticized, with several fans calling it a blotch on George RR Martin’s and the show’s legacy. Therefore, all eyes will be on the House of the Dragon – one way or another. The show will release on August 21, 2022. It will be available on the HBO Max streaming service. In India, Game of Thrones fans can stream the series on Disney+ Hotstar. The cast includes Paddy Considine, Olivia Cooke, Emma D’Arcy, Matt Smith, Steve Toussaint, Rhys Ifans, Eve Best, Sonoya Mizuno and Fabien Frankel among others. George and Ryan Condal have served as co-creators on the series. Miguel Sapochnik and Ryan are showrunners, and the pair also serve as executive producers along with George, Sara Hess, Jocelyn Diaz, Vince Gerardis, and Ron Schmidt.

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