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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!

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 Red Priestess (@a_red_priestess) June 25, 2018

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

King’s Landing today, a thread… #GamefThrones

— A Red Priestess (@a_red_priestess) June 25, 2018


— A Red Priestess (@a_red_priestess) June 25, 2018

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.

Lots of white and dark smoke #GameOfThrones

— A Red Priestess (@a_red_priestess) June 25, 2018

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

We have already seen lots of great pictures from King’s Landing today, so here’s just some additions.

— GoTlike Locations (@GoTlikeLocation) June 25, 2018

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

They might use CGI instead of actually destroying the tower ? #GameOfThrones

— A Red Priestess (@a_red_priestess) June 26, 2018

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

Nothing new in these pics. I just wanted to go and see the destruction of Kings Landing myself, the detail in the set is incredible. I also passed the castle black set today @WatchersOTWall @WiCnet @GofTNews @GameOfThronesF_ #WinterIsComing #GOT #GameofThrones8

— Oakleaf Photography (@jct_c) June 28, 2018

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:

I don’t know who’s here. But rumour has it Kit will wrap up on Wed and Maisie on Friday. It all ends next week

— A Red Priestess (@a_red_priestess) June 29, 2018

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!


Game of Thrones had a long list of lost/underused characters. Fans have often wondered what happened to them, as the books aren’t complete yet. One of them was Michiel Huisman’s Daario Naharis. The handsome lover of Daenerys was last seen in the episode ‘The Winds of Winter’. Daenerys left her brave confidante in Meereen to maintain peace. Even the actor along with the fans waited till the last season for the character to return. Well, we didn’t get to see Daario again, but we can see Huisman return to the big screen. Michiel Huisman is back in action with crime drama American Dream.

Lionsgate has released a trailer for director Janusz Kaminski’s upcoming crime thriller American Dream. The movie stars Luke Bracey and Michiel Huisman as struggling entrepreneurs. They find themselves as the target of a Russian mobster (Nick Stahl) after they refuse his funding offer.

Desperate for cash, entrepreneurs Scott (Luke Bracey, Point Break [2015]) and Nicky (Michiel Huisman) turn to Russian mobster Yuri (Nick Stahl, Sin City). After they refuse the funding he offers, Yuri gets revenge by trying to take over their construction project. The partners are terrified until Nicky’s tough Russian girlfriend Ana (Agnieszka Grochowska) decides to take action herself.

American Dream will air in January 2021. Are you excited about the crime drama? Talk to us in the comments below!


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)

— 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

— 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

— 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

— 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.

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