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]:
- 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.
— Rory McCaughley (@Rory_McCaughley) October 22, 2017
- 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.
- Giant Castle Set for Game of Thrones Season 8 was put up at Titanic Studios in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
— Paulo Ross (@paulorossradio) October 25, 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 Red Priestess (@a_red_priestess) November 6, 2017
- 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.
- Filming and green screens were reported at Winterfell set, near Moneyglass studio via Oakleaf Photography.
I was passing by the Winterfell set at Moneyglass so I stopped for a few pics. Looking from the outside in nothing much has changed from my last pics other than a lot of lighting equipment a massive green screen appearing #WinterIsComing #GOT #GameofThrones pic.twitter.com/b5msblwXL1
— Oakleaf Photography (@jct_c) December 11, 2017
- More photos of the giant set at Titanic Studios appeared and a new enormous tower was also seen on the set.
- 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.
- A mysterious CGI made figure appeared atop King’s Landing set in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
— Stephen McGuckin ⚡️ (@SGuckin) January 20, 2018
- 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.
- 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.
- Giant twin towers were also spotted at the King’s Landing set in Belfast’s Titanic Studio.
- 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.
Game of Thrones filming Magheramoren for #GOT8 with major cast members does the zoomed in pic show Jon snow and Daenerys? purple lights must mean the knight king at some stage @WatchersOTWall @WiCnet @GofTNews @GameOfThronesF_ #WinterIsComing #GameofThrones8 @Talking_Thrones pic.twitter.com/ODQogIIM3O
— Oakleaf Photography (@jct_c) March 17, 2018
- 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.
A ship on a sea of green. pic.twitter.com/FuC6Q4mIGx
— GoTlike Locations (@GoTlikeLocation) March 21, 2018
Also, a clip of some action sequence was revealed although it can’t be truly said who is involved in it.
A little bit of action pic.twitter.com/C8nudO3J8t
— Davy Orr (@DavynightorrOrr) March 22, 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.
Easter has come to an end in Northern Ireland and filming at Magheramorne might resume once again for one final week. Over the weekend the set was not voided and gave some clue as to why the green screens have these giant dimensions. pic.twitter.com/FheMApWDXB
— GoTlike Locations (@GoTlikeLocation) April 3, 2018
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
— A Red Priestess (@a_red_priestess) April 30, 2018
- 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.
- An army of archers was spotted filming on a tower of the giant set of King’s Landing in Titanic Studios, Belfast.
- Hannah Murray (Gilly) finished filming her scenes for the final season of Game of Thrones.
- Dothraki extras were seen mounted on horses, at the Lessans Riding Stables, in an Instagram picture.
— Crown_For_A_King (@Crown_ForAKing) June 8, 2018
- 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.
- Bella Ramsey (Lyanna Mormont) confirmed to return for the final season of Game of Thrones.
- A large chunk of the King’s Landing set was set ablaze. Some green screens were also used on the set.
We have already seen lots of great pictures from King's Landing today, so here's just some additions. pic.twitter.com/vCY7PRFMv2
— GoTlike Locations (@GoTlikeLocation) June 25, 2018
- Maisie Williams wrapped up shooting her scenes for the final seasons. Sophie Turner too confirmed this to the Digital Spy.
- The director Miguel Sapochnik confirmed that he has wrapped up filming season 8 of Game of Thrones.
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.
Latest update about the Game of Thrones prequel: Green screens, cargo containers and David Nutter
Game of Thrones prequel series is something all fans look forward to in the era of the long night – we will soon have once the main series ends. While a couple of days ago we reported a number of filming updates like the Cushendon Caves being used again for the pilot, today bring you another big update right from the prime filming location of Belfast.
Well, the hopes are high for the prequel series and as Richard Plepler says, they are trying their best to “re-engineer the genes of what Game of Thrones was”. Recently, one of our sources sent us pictures of the Titanic Studios of Belfast in Northern Ireland and reported the appearance of green screens in and around the set. If you’ve been a Game of Thrones fan like me, you would know that most of the filming of the epic series was done here and now we seem to have room for more.
Here are a few photographs:
While the construction of the set was previously reported, these green screens only mean that the pilot is ready to start filming and we can soon expect some more updates.
And, there’s more interesting news as our source tells us that David Nutter might return to direct the pilot for the prequel and he was seen in Belfast recently.
Nutter has directed three episodes in the ongoing final season of Game of Thrones namely Episode 1 (Winterfell), Episode 2 (A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms) and Episode 4 (The Last of the Starks). So, we can hope for more from him in the prequel series.
Update: We now have a better look at the wooden structure that is being built and the huge screen. Also, you can see that cargo containers have been placed in front of the set to hide it.
— geoffb (@ce3bd279cc314cb) May 17, 2019
What were your thoughts to this exciting filming update? Tell us in the comments.
Game of Thrones prequel update: Cushendon Caves used as a filming location, direwolves, and other news
Game of Thrones Season 8 ends this May, but the essence remains as the prequel series in development returns to our TV screens in 2020 or in close vicinity. The series will feature the stories of Starks of the legend, the origin of the White Walkers, and much more. Since you might not have heard of it lately, today we bring you some exclusive filming updates.
Starting with a filming location we’re already familiar with – the Cushendon Caves – sources tell us that the filming for the pilot has already started over here. And, it is the same location we saw Melisandre travelling with Ser Davos Seaworth back in Season Two. These caves are located in Northern Ireland.
Our sources also tell us that some wolves were bred for the series which makes us believe that it will feature more Direwolves.
The official description of the series reads:
“Taking place thousands of years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ the series chronicles the world’s descent from the Golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend … it’s not the story we think we know.”
We have been told that the prequel will also answer the question to why Direwolves are important to the North. This way, the prequel series based on the Age of Heroes will give us the origin of major houses like House Stark, House Lannister, and much more.
The series will also tell us about the origin story of how some of the important castles in Westeros were raised. This makes us believe that we will come to know about the foundation of some of the oldest Houses and their seat of power – especially Winterfell as it is linked to the first men and the founder of the house Bran the Builder.
And, as Richard Plepler suggests, the series is:
“…something special. We weren’t just trying to re-engineer the genes of what ‘Game of Thrones’ was, but we had a fresh, exciting perspective that didn’t let the franchise go away.”
This gives us the hope that Game of Thrones won’t die even after David Benioff and Dan Weiss are off-board this time. Though it can be confirmed that direwolves will be a part of the series, yet if there were dragons too, it would really be like icing on the cake!
Game of Thrones cast struggles to spell Daenerys Targaryen and 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:
— LAT Entertainment (@latimesent) April 10, 2019
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:
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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