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Game of Thrones Season 8 filming update: Dothraki ready their horses

Game of Thrones Season 8 is set to arrive next year, and the cast and crew recently had a wrap party but the filming isn’t yet over. As the haze from that party settles, we have buzz of filming from other locations, and Dothraki are involved! Read on!

First off is the return of the pink signs, this time at Lessans Riding Stables:

Dothraki extras were seen mounted on horses, at the Lessans Riding Stables, in an Instagram picture which was then deleted. The caption read:

“What an exciting week we’ve had transforming the yard into a film set. Try explaining to a Dothraki warrior that, even though the sun is blazing, Winter is here.”

Here’s the picture, reuploaded to Twitter by a fan:

Now this is around Saintfield, where the Battle of the Bastards was shot, and it looks like we will see the Dothraki on that field now. This has to be a Winterfell shot, which we know will be a part of a big battle sequence. There’s a possibility it’s just a small cut scene of the horde riding in, since the chunk of the action has been filmed months ago.

In other news, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) recently posted an Instagram story in a place that looks like Ballycastle, in County Antrim. Check it out:

Ballycastle has been used in the show quite a few times, and has also stood in as the Free Cities before. Another crew member, Bennett Clarke, Emilia’s older brother, who is a camera trainee on the show, put up a picture around the same area:

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Meanwhile Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) were spotted at the Belfast airport:

Kit & Emilia spotted at the belfast airport last night from freefolk

Lastly, Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (The Mountain) is also in Ireland:

The Mountain is still in Belfast from freefolk

Well, we expect the stars are filming some of their very last moments in the production. We’ll get you the updates as we hear of them. In the meantime, hit us up in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones cast struggles to spell Daenerys Targaryen and production begins on GoT prequel

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Game of Thrones cast struggles to spell Daenerys Targaryen, Production begins on GoT prequel

Game of Thrones Season 8 is nearly here, and we are in the final circle now. The interview bits from press junkets are rolling in. The latest one is hilarious, and features the cast of the show trying to pronounce the Khaleesi‘s name, despite multiple attempts, and failing. Read on!

On their press tour, in a sit-down with the LA Times, the cast of Game of Thrones were asked to spell out “Daenerys Targaryen“, and hilarity ensued. Check out the video:

The funniest part about this video is Iain Glenn (Jorah Mormont) giving up trying to spell the name out, and Conleth Hill (Varys) not even going for an attempt saying he’s got nothing to prove.

Also struggling were Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) and Carice Van Houten (Melisandre), and failing. The only actor who passed the spelling test was Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), which we’re sure will make Emilia Clarke proud.

In other news, production on the Game of Thrones prequel seems to have started, and in the early stages. We got some exclusive information and a picture of the same. Our source tells us that the set building has begun on the Antrim coast in Ireland. They have the base built up, and they’ve started to bring in equipment like the toilets and port-a-cabins. Check out the picture:

Game of Thrones cast struggles to spell Daenerys Targaryen and production begins on GoT prequel

More on that as it develops.

In the meantime, we have just launched a Game of Thrones Death Pool so that fans of the show have an interesting activity to participate in during the season. You can vote every week before the episode airs and predict whether a character lives or dies. Get the maximum number of correct predictions by the end of Season 8 to win the Death Pool.

Got any last minute fan theories brewing for us? Talk to us 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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