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

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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.”

caminantes-blancos-juego-de-tronos-5633835According 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.”

unseen-westeros-exhibition-coming-to-berlin-in-january-2019-1-2936129That’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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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:

#new 📸| Naomi with fans in Gaeta, Italy
(shared by chiara_macari on Instagram) pic.twitter.com/EquidtoRYo

— naomi watts source (@nwattsource) July 16, 2019

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:

22/06/2019 Titanic Studios pic.twitter.com/ilsorJByX5

— A Red Priestess (@a_red_priestess) July 16, 2019

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!

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:

Giù per 300 gradini si scende alla Grotta del Turco per ammirare i bei riflessi verdi e turchesi del mare di #Gaeta pic.twitter.com/Qly6HThFoK

— Visit Lazio (@visit_lazio) August 22, 2015

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.

I think it looks like a mini cave system
04/06/2019#Bloodmoon pic.twitter.com/KsAp0JCQ1p

— A Red Priestess (@a_red_priestess) June 10, 2019

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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