House of the Dragon got off to a rocky start.
HBO has announced it will fix the CGI bug that made it into the final version of the series’ latest installment.
[Warning: Spoilers below.]
During Episode 3 of the Game of Thrones prequel, attentive viewers observed King Visery’s “missing fingers” – noting that they were green and obviously intended to be removed during the editing process.
Fans quickly took to social media to drag the show over the botched special effects.
Twitter user Sarah Capps noted that actor Paddy Considine – who portrays King Viserys in the fantasy drama – wore a multi-fingered gauntlet and followed a storyline in which he is plagued by a mysterious illness in his bones.
caps posted a screenshot of the scene on Sunday, writing, “Not the green screen glove on Viserys’ missing fingers.”
In Episode 2, he was told that if the infection spread, his fingers would have to be amputated.
HBO has since confirmed the bug will be fixed and the show will be updated on streaming platforms this week, Variety reported Wednesday.
Still, angry fans bemoaned the show’s lack of detail — recalling similar gaffes made by its predecessor on HBO, particularly during that controversial final season.
“I can’t believe this show got the green light. I have a hard time believing that any of the people involved in the development of Game of Thrones were involved in scripting and drafting the screenplay,” ranted one user.
“Seems Thrones is prone to little mishaps on set. Think of the infamous coffee mug…” mused another, likening the glitch to the infamous mug cameo during a Season 8 episode of Game of Thrones in 2019. A takeaway coffee mug was placed on a table by viewers discovered with Daenerys standing and Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) sitting on it. It was later digitally erased for future broadcasts.
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