HBO’s Game of Thrones Prequel Begins Filming in Northern Ireland

Angelo Anderson
June 19, 2019

Today Entertainment Weekly has shared that filming has begun on the untitled follow-up, with plans to wrap an enticing pilot episode that will hopefully result in a series order.

Though the main series only just ended at the end of May, HBO have today kicked off filming on the first spin-off, a prequel set in the early days of Westeros. The shooting location is a familiar one: Northern Ireland, which served as the production of hub for GoT during its entire run.

The long-gestating project for the untitled prequel is said to take place thousands of years before the battle for the Iron Throne, as chronicled by HBO's award-winning swords and sorcery drama, GAME OF THRONES.

Areas around Belfast have become quite popular after Game of Thrones' filming. It's unclear if filming will move to other locations like the parent series did many times (so guess that means we're not going to Dorne in the prequels yet.?). There are no Targaryens - Valyria has hardly begun to rise yet with its dragons and the great empire that it built.

The show boasts an ensemble cast led by Naomi Watts (King Kong) along with Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Miranda Richardson, Josh Whitehouse, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Alex Sharp and Toby Regbo.

Original Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who are writing and producing a new Star Wars trilogy, are not involved in this new Game of Thrones spin-off.

If things go poorly, it's theoretically possible HBO will not pick up the pilot, produced by Jane Goldman and directed by S.J. Clarkson, and if that's the case the world at large may never see it.

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