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Peter Dinklage and Maisie Williams back to filming Game of Thrones, a familiar location to return for Season 8

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Peter Dinklage and Maisie Williams back to filming Game of Thrones, a familiar location to return for Season 8

Game of Thrones Season 8 filming has been going on for a while now, and for a short time, the stars had taken a bit of a break off of it and were being spotted elsewhere, but now the filming has resumed. We recently talked about how Kit Harington (Jon Snow) had returned to Belfast, and what we had learnt about the opening scene of Season 8, followed by a report placing Carice van Houten (Melisandre) in the area as well,. Today we have reports of two more stars back to filming, and a couple of other spicy bits. Read on!

In a new report, Spanish Game of Thrones fan site Los Siete Reinos reported that Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) has also been spotted in Belfast. A fan also tweeted an encounter with Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) :

Just looked up from watching Grace and Frankie in the airport to see Maisie Williams walk past me… weird

— Sophie Acheson (@Sophie_Acheson) January 22, 2018

Moving on, we have some new scene spoilers! SPOILER ALERT! Consider yourself warned! Watchers on the Wall  reported that the a scene was filmed recently at Shane’s Castle, which is a ruin that has been used throughout Game of Thrones, for various locations. The report says that the scene had two leading cast members, will be seen early on in the season, and is set in the crypts beneath Winterfell. Here’s the most interesting part : the scene ends with a horn being blown, which could mean a lot of things, so we are assuming this will be a key scene.

Now, it likely we will see the crypts in the first two episodes of Season 8, but seems like we might see it in the later episodes as well. Fabian Wagner, who is serving as the director of photography on Episodes 3 and 5, recently posted a picture of Shane’s Castle to his Instagram account :

The report also says that there was a tip-off that a group of extras have been stunt training in order to play Night’s Watchmen, so looks like the Night’s Watch will be back at least one more time.

So, it looks like the crypts will be prominent in the coming season. Why could that be? Hit us with your theories, in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones to return to Northern Ireland this autumn to film the prequel

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Jon Snow finally met Drogon, and the fans lost it!

As we move closer to the new season of Game of Thrones, juicy details are dropped along with interviews and more footages and teasers. But ahead of Season 8, we’ve also started getting some more details about the prequel series whose pilot has been scheduled to be filmed in February. And, according to the latest update it will be shot in Northern Ireland – the prime filming location for the main series yet again.

The team including the cast and crew will be filming in autumn in Northern Ireland after location shoots in the Canary Islands. According to the Belfast Telegraph,

“Staff at the Paint Hall studios in Belfast – the main set location for Game of Thrones – have been told to prepare to fly out to Spain to work on the new spin-off.”

According to an industry source:

“We will be shooting on location in Tenerife and Las Palmas throughout the spring. After that, we will be coming back to Belfast for production work in the Paint Hall.

“It’s great news for everyone involved in the film industry in Northern Ireland – if the Long Night is even half as successful as Game of Thrones, it will pump millions of pounds into the local economy.”

That’s some news – at least HBO won’t let all the fans down even after the main series ends. The prequel begins shooting in February and two of the main cast members Naomi watts and Josh Whitehouse have been cast. And, more and more details will soon emerge with just a month left in the pilot to be filmed.

What were your thoughts to Game of Thrones returning to Northern Ireland again for the prequels? Tell us in the comments.






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[SPOILERS] All the Game of Thrones season 8 filming details we know so far

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All the Game of Thrones season 8 filming details we know so far

In the recent months, we’ve heard the news of Game of Thrones season 8 wrapping up with a grand wrap-up party, cast members discussing their plans after the series ends, and even the confirmation of the of airing schedule by Casey Bloys. But, speculations for the end-game can be made on the basis of what we know so far and the filming details. Today, we bring you all the filming details we know so far [FILMING SPOILERS AHEAD! PROCEED WITH CAUTION]:

October 2017:

  • Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm) and more, started showing up in Belfast.

  • Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Iain Glen (Jorah), Ben Crompton (Dolorous Edd) along with Kit Harington and Gwendoline Christie were spotted in Belfast again.

November 2017:

  • Reports of filming at Wolf Hill Quarry came out, which was used to film the epic Ice Lake Battle in season 7.
  • A video revealed trebuchet tests in action on the giant set in the Titanic Quarter in Belfast, Northern Ireland., via @a_red_priestess on Twitter.

  • A pink sign was spotted near exterior Winterfell set at Moneyglass, Northern Ireland. A new scene with the Unsullied army was reportedly being filmed in Toome, near the Winterfell set. More building constructions at the Titanic Studios.
  • Filming at Moneyglass set began in full swing. The set was upgraded with more added walls and reinforcements via @alinastark.

December 2017:

  • Filming and green screens were reported at Winterfell set, near Moneyglass studio via Oakleaf Photography.

  • More photos of the giant set at Titanic Studios appeared and a new enormous tower was also seen on the set.

All the Game of Thrones season 8 filming details we know so far

January 2018:

  • A report said that a minor character filmed on the Winterfell set at Moneyglass. Director David Nutter was also seen on the set.
  • Carice Van Houten who plays Melisandre was reported to be filming. She also shared an update in her Instagram story which was later taken down.
  • Some night scenes were being shot at an illuminated Winterfell set at Moneyglass, Toome.

All the Game of Thrones season 8 filming details we know so far

  • A mysterious CGI made figure appeared atop King’s Landing set in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

  • Peter Dinklage(Tyrion Lannister) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark ) were sighted in Belfast. Some new details were revealed about a scene shot in an old set used for the Crypts of Winterfell.

February 2018:

  • A shock for Game of Thrones fans: the entire Winterfell set was set ablaze by the production team.
  • Several cast members of Game of Thrones were seen together including Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), Gwendoline Christie and Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane) and others.
  • Lena Headey(Cersei Lannister) and Kit Harington were seen filming together in Dubrovnik, Croatia along with the actor who plays the Mountain. Lena was seen in a new costume. The director David Nutter along with the producers David and Dan was also seen.

All the Game of Thrones season 8 filming details we know so far

  • Giant twin towers were also spotted at the King’s Landing set in Belfast’s Titanic Studio.

All the Game of Thrones season 8 filming details we know so far

March 2018:

  • A new set was set up at Magheramorne Quarry, where a giant green screen had been set up. Pictures by Oakleaf photography revealed Unsullied lined up with their spears.

  • GOTlikelocations on twitter reported pink signs appearing around the Linen Mill Studios, along with increased activities around the set which was previously used as a prime location for depicting Riverrun, Winterfell, and the Three-Eyed Raven’s Cave.
  • We got shot of the ship set seen back in Season 7 in the scenes where Euron Greyjoy attacked Yara Greyjoy‘s fleet.

Also, a clip of some action sequence was revealed although it can’t be truly said who is involved in it.

April 2018:

  • Fresco Films requested to use the Arena, the Fossa Bestiaria and the Amphitheater Grandstand and Galleries, which confirmed that the Dragonpit scenes will be filmed for season 8.
  • Unsullied soldiers were spotted filming at Magheramorne Quarry set. Trebuchets testing was also sighted just like at the set of King’s Landing.

  • A huge crossbow in action was spotted at the King’s Landing set, Titanic Studios, Belfast.

  • Los Siete Reinos posted pictures of a castle on the set, blood red in colour. The castle was later confirmed to be a part of the Red Keep.

All the Game of Thrones season 8 filming details we know so far

  • The filming on the set of Dragonpit started, which was earlier supposed to be shot between April 23rd to May 19th.
  • A new leaked footage revealed Unsullied and Dothraki soldiers marching together to a filming location, probably King’s Landing.

May 2018:

  • A quick filming by Game of Thrones production team was done. Possibly, we can have a scene or two from the Iron Islands in Season 8.
  • Wilf Scolding, the actor who played Rhaegar Targaryen in the seventh shared an image of his in Belfast on his Instagram account.

  • Main cast members including Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Peter Dinklage, and others arrived in Seville, Spain where dragon pit scenes are filmed. The filming was wrapped up on the 18th of May.

All the Game of Thrones season 8 filming details we know so far

  • An army of archers was spotted filming on a tower of the giant set of King’s Landing in Titanic Studios, Belfast.

All the Game of Thrones season 8 filming details we know so far

June 2018:

  • Dothraki extras were seen mounted on horses, at the Lessans Riding Stables, in an Instagram picture.

  • Smoke was seen rising from the set of King’s Landing in Belfast. The castle being used for the Red Keep got repainted.

  • The production team returned to a previously used location, Cushendun Caves.
  • The production team returned to Magheramorne Quarry for filming more scenes which involved the use of green screens widely.

All the Game of Thrones season 8 filming details we know so far

  • Bella Ramsey (Lyanna Mormont) confirmed to return for the final season of Game of Thrones.

July 2018:

  • A large chunk of the King’s Landing set was set ablaze. Some green screens were also used on the set.

Did we miss any filming news here? Tell us in the comments. For more details on the Game of Thrones filming visit our filming archives page.






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King’s Landing set ablaze, hundreds of extras filming, green screens, and the aftermath

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King's Landing set ablaze, hundreds of extras filming, green screens, and the aftermath

Game of Thrones is currently filming for Season 8, and it seems to be nearing the end. In the meantime, we have been seeing a lot of activity at the King’s Landing set at Titanic Studios. We have been having quite a few reports from this set, and most of them more or less speak of destruction. In the past few days, as Game of Thrones Season 8 came closer and closer to finish, we saw King’s Landing get beaten up badly. Let’s get into it!

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Well, you might remember that we had recently reported about King’s Landing having some smoke emerging from it. Well, it looks like they went ahead and put more fuel to the fire:

A large chunk of the set was set on fire, with the possible damage likely exceeding any previous damage to this set:

You can see a backup dome up there, which is likely the replacement for the burned down one, since HBO is going to keep the set open as a tourist attraction.

Moving on, we have some pictures of the set, from a different Twitter user, GoTlikeLocations:

One of the towers that take fire damage was plastered with a green screen, which means we will be seeing some CGI on there:

As the fire died down, another Game of Thrones fan, Oakleaf Photography, managed to take detailed images of the set in ruins:

Now, we know that some residual filming still remains, and A Red Priestess seems to have heard of a rumor that says filming will wrap up in the first week of July:

Let’s see what else rolls out of the set before filming finishes. What do you guys think about this? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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