The prequel series to ‘Game of Thrones’ will officially begin filming this October in Belfast. HBO put in the order for a ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel series last month and hasn’t wasted much time getting the new show off the ground!
‘Game of Thrones,’ the TV adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s epic book series, ‘A Song of Ice and Fire,’ has been wildly popular and has received numerous awards and nominations from Emmys to the Golden Globes. The eighth and final season of the series, which just finished production this week, will premiere next year and will only have six episodes, and j
According to the Belfast Telegraph, staff at the Paint Hall studios in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter (where the series is filmed) were informed that the next project will be the prequel to ‘Game of Thrones’ and will be set 1,000 years before the events of the series. A source from Paint Hall was quoted as saying:
“This is fantastic news for everyone at the studio – from the cast and the crew, right down to the riggers and the catering staff.”
While the official title has not been released, Martin has said in the past that he would like the prequel to be called ‘The Long Night.’ However, HBO may want to capitalize on the popularity of ‘Game of Thrones’ and use it in the title.
The Paint Hall has served as the show’s main studio since 2010, but other locations have been featured such as the Dark Hedges near Ballycastle, Ballintoy Harbour on the north Antrim coast, Shillanavogy Valley, and more. The filming locations have since become tourist hotspots, bringing in millions to the local economy of Northern Ireland.
Make sure to check back for news on the ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel as we’ll report it as soon as more becomes available!