Game of Thrones prequel will begin filming in October in Belfast


The Game of Thrones prequel, which will be set during the Age of Heroes, will begin filming before we see the last season of the hit HBO fantasy series.

Even though Game of Thrones finished filming a few days ago, HBO is busy making plans for the much-anticipated prequel. In fact, they already know when filming will start.

The Telegraph reports that filming for the Game of Thrones prequel will begin in Belfast in October! They also confirm that the series will take place 1,000 years before the time of the current series we all love. Filming will take place at Paint Hall Studios, better known as Titanic Studios, which is no stranger to Game of Thrones.

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When you think about it, this makes perfect sense.

If HBO wants the prequel to hit screens by 2020, October is as good a time as any to get started. By then, most post-production of Game of Thrones Season 8 should be completed, and the staff can concentrate on filming. Sure, they may not have a cast yet, as far as we know. But, it’s only July!

The show also doesn’t have a title yet, either. But if George R. R. Martin had his way, he’d call it “The Long Night.” Although, he thinks that would change so producers can capitalize on the already successful fantasy series by incorporating “Game of Thrones” in the title somehow.

Another thing to consider is that HBO still hasn’t picked up a full season of the prequel… yet. So, we can only assume filming in October will just be for the pilot.

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I can’t imagine that HBO won’t order a full season. By 2020, Game of Thrones fans will be chomping at the bit for more stories from Westeros.

Source: Winter is Coming