Earlier in July, fans were made aware that HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel series would begin filming as early as in February. But it must be noted that the show creators won’t continue production of the entire series from that point on.
A listings on Production Weekly has revealed that the Game of Thrones prequel series’ pilot episode will be filmed in February and March. And the rest of the series is expected to begin production in July.
This is indeed good news since as far as we know HBO has only ordered a pilot episode and is yet to order a full series. But from the looks of it, the network seems to be confident enough in the prequel series and could likely begin production of it this year in July as the listings reveal.
The listings also say that shooting will take place in Belfast, Ireland at Titanic Studios. The place is longtime home for the filming of Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones prequel’s pilot will be produced based on a story by showrunner Jane Goldman and George R.R. Martin.
Game of Thrones prequel series will be produced by Vince Geradis, Daniel Zelman and Jim Danger Gray are all executive producers of the series.
Actress Naomi Watts and Josh Whitehouse have been cast leads in the series. Sheila Atim and Denise Gough are rumored to be in negotiations for their respective roles.
For a while, it was believed that the prequel series will be titled as ‘The Long Night”. But Martin confirmed that the series still remains untitled.
“HBO has informed me that the Jane Goldman pilot is not (yet) titled The Long Night,” Wrote Martin in Not A Blog.
“That’s is certainly the title I prefer, but for the moment the pilot is still officially Untitled. So… mea culpa, mea culpa.”
Martin also confirmed that this is not the only prequel series in development and there are currently two others in motion. But he did not wish to share any other information on them.
Source: Production Weekly
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