A month after Game of Thrones aired its controversial series finale, it has now been reported that the Game of Thrones prequel has begun filming. Long before the HBO show starring Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Lena Headey and others ended, the makers confirmed that a series of prequels are in the works. One of them is inspired by George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series. A new update has now confirmed that one of the many prequels have begun filming.
As per a new Entertainment Weekly report, the new show goes back to where it all began. No no, we’re not talking about King’s Landing or the Westeros. We are talking about the original Game of Thrones filming location. As per the EW report, the makers have returned to square one. The prequel is being shot in Northern Ireland. Avid Game of Thrones fans would be aware that majority of the hit HBO series has been shot in the picturesque location of Ireland. It has been the home of the cast for a decade. So it is more of the back to the basics moment for the show makers.
While we have learned that Ireland is the prominent location of the spinoff as of now, there is no clarity if the makers have narrowed down to other countries to be a part of the show. As for the show, it has been reported that Jane Goldman of the X-Men: First Class is the showrunner. George R.R. Martin and director S.J. Clarkson are by his side. The plot is said to be set thousands of years before King Robert marched into Winterfell in the first episode. Naomi Watts plays a crucial role in the prequel.
Jonathan Whitehouse, Miranda Richardson, Naomi Ackie, Denise Gough, Jamie Campbell Bower, Sheila Atim, Ivanno Jeremiah, Georgie Henley, Alex Sharp, and Toby Regbo are among others roped in for the prequel. The international publication notes Martin suggested the show’s title to be The Long Night. If things fall in place without hiccups, the show could air by late 2020 or spring 2021.