HBO Will Fix House of the Dragon Visual Effects Glitch Spotted by Fans

The visual effects glitch spotted by eagle-eyed fans in the third episode of House of the Dragon will be fixed by HBO and revised on streaming platforms.

Variety notes that HBO is “planning to update the error on its streaming platforms” after the mistake was brought to light following last Sunday’s House of the Dragon episode, titled “Second of His Name.” Viewers spotted the VFX blunder during a scene featuring King Viserys, as played by Paddy Considine, in which he hands a rolled-up letter over to a soldier.

Two of the king’s fingers are completely green, as they were likely wrapped in a piece of green fabric to be edited in post-production. The intention may have been to remove the fingers altogether to show the progression of Viserys’ mysterious illness, presuming that the maggot treatment he received in Episode 2 was not successful in stopping “the advance of the rot.”

This VFX gaffe reminded some fans of the infamous Game of Thrones moment from the fourth episode of the final season, in which viewers spotted a rogue disposable coffee cup left on a table in one of the scenes. After making the rounds on social media, HBO issued an appropriately funny response to the error and digitally removed the cup from the scene.

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There’s a good chance that House of the Dragon’s green-fingered glitch will be corrected before the fourth episode airs on September 11.

The first episode of House of the Dragon, which is now available on YouTube, pulled in close to 10 million viewers across HBO and HBO Max, making it the largest audience for any new show in HBO’s history. Less than a week after its premiere, HBO committed to telling more stories from the epic saga of House Targaryen by renewing the Game of Thrones prequel for a second season.

Adele Ankers-Range is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow her on Twitter.

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