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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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A Weirdwood tree has popped up on the sets of Game of Thrones prequel, Bloodmoon

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A Weirdwood tree has popped up on the sets of Game of Thrones prequel, Bloodmoon

Game of Thrones prequel series Bloodmoon was ordered by HBO for a pilot, which means that the show is now filming, even though it’s for just one episode. Now, we have previously reported about the show’s ongoing filming, but today we have a familiar development on the sets. Read on!

As you might know, Bloodmoon is filming in Northern Ireland, as we expected it to. We also recently talked about the show’s simultaneous filming at Gaeta, Italy, and how we could have gotten what is possibly the first look at Naomi Watts in her character costume. There was another confirmation of her presence at the Italy shoots:

Moving back to the Northern Ireland sets, we have a bigger development. The sets we have seen till now have mostly looked like parts of a big cave rig, and now a Weirwood tree has popped up on the sets:

We knew the Children of the Forest were going to be a part of the storyline, so as such it’s not a surprise to see a Weirwood tree pop up. What do you guys think? Excited yet? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones prequel Bloodmoon is filming in Italy

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Game of Thrones prequel Bloodmoon is filming in Italy

Game of Thrones finally ended after an almost decade long run, and HBO isn’t wasting any time. The first approved prequel series to the show had begun the early stages of production recently, with the working title of ‘Bloodmoon‘. The show had begun filming in Northern Ireland, but reports are now saying that the show is also filming in Italy. Read on!

The official source for Game of Thrones news, Entertainment Weekly revealed that the filming on the pilot episode of the Game of Thrones prequel, Bloodmoon, has “quietly begun” in Northern Ireland. We also had some exclusive pictures of the locations being prepared for filming. Now, filming news for the show is coming from the Italian town of Gaeta, at Grotta del Turco, where the prequel is filming, according to local news outlet Il Messaggero:

The place matches what we have seen in Northern Ireland, where the filming will be in cave-like environments. A cave rig has also been built at the Titanic Studios at Belfast.

This is the first time for Westeros to find a location in Italy, with Spain being the closest it ever got.

In case you don’t remember, the prequel is helmed by Jane Goldman, along with George R. R. Martin. S. J. Clarkson has been hired to direct the pilot. The show has an ensemble cast starring Naomi Watts, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Miranda Richardson, Josh Whitehouse, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo.

The pilot will decide whether the show gets picked up for full production. Bloodmoon is expected to air in late 2020 or early 2021. We’ll be updating you about the prequel as it progresses.

Are you excited yet? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones prequel update: new logos on signboards, filming in Marble Arch Cave, and more

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Game of Thrones ended but has opened up new possibilities for the prequel series with the working title ‘Bloodmoon‘ whose pilot filming is under progress. While the last week we reported the cast and crew members gathering in Belfast for filming, today we bring you more new updates regarding the production of the new series, featuring some exclusive images.

First of all, for the ones who are already familiar with the ‘pink’ signboards Game of Thrones originally used for guiding the cast members to the filming locations, new signboards have emerged in Belfast this time orange in colour and with a new logo of mammoths. We’ve already seen a mammoth in the Wildling Army during the episode ‘The Watchers on the Wall’ in Season 4, and this logo suggests that we will definitely see more of them in the new series. Take a look:

Secondly, the Marble Arch Caves of Northern Ireland will reportedly remain closed for the filming of the prequel. Here are some of the photos:

Titanic Studies of Northern Ireland, Belfast serve as a prime location for the filming of Game of Thrones. While construction around the set was evident the last month, more and more set pieces have started in and around similar to what we saw for Season 8 of Game of Thrones, while it was under production. Here are a few photos:

Lastly, a source reported sightings of the crew and a few vanity vans around the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland. It looks like Antrim Coast will also serve as a major filming location for the ‘Bloodmoon’ TV series. Check out these photos:

As months pass and we approach towards the end of the year, more and more updates on the filming and the cast and the crew will surely surface. Yet these quick updates are surely an easy way to get through what some fans weren’t expecting from the final season of Game of Thrones. We really hope the ‘Bloodmoon’ requel series lives up to the hype.

What were your thoughts on this filming update on the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel series? Share your thoughts in the comments below.






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