Based on the way this production has gone so far I am going to guess that today is a travel day. I expect they will use today to get everything set up and ready to go in Morocco to start filming tomorrow. Julia Frey’s tweet this morning seems to support this theory. No idea how long they plan to film in Morocco but considering it is only going to be for about two scenes, I can’t imagine it will take longer than a few days. And then, we wait.
In other news, the likelihood of a series order seems to grow ever more certain. The Hollywood Reporter’s James Hibberd posted to his blog one of the photos from the Belfast signing. In the post he mentions that his sources are indicating that only if the producers “royally blow this pilot will the network fail to give it a green light.” He adds to that in the comments, stating, “HBO realizes they have something special and are pretty stunned by the amount of online buzz this early.”
So, now you may be asking, if we get the green light, what kind of production schedule are we looking at? Well Ran from Westeros seems to have the answer. He has a source indicating that they plan to film for 30 weeks if they get the green light. He speculates that this 30-week production may have been the source of the “30 episode” rumor. Seems plausible to me. Ran also states he contacted James Hibberd (in the comments of the aforementioned blog post) and Hibberd does not think it very likely for HBO to give a two season order prior to seeing any ratings from the first season.
UPDATE: A commenter by the name of Spiros, who claims to be connected to the production, has stated that they are still filming in the Paint Hall today. He also mentions that Buster Reeves is handling the stunts for the pilot.