Yesterday the production arrived in Morocco and today, I am assuming, they began filming in earnest. Julia Frey put up a short blog post about being in Morocco; Ouarzazate to be exact. A quick peek at Wikipedia reveals that Ouarzazate is Morocco’s version of Hollywood, so it makes sense that would be home base.
No reports from George R. R. Martin yet, although he was scheduled to arrive in Morocco yesterday. I imagine he will wait until returning home to post again. As expected, the set reports have dried up now that the location has moved from Northern Ireland to Northern Africa.
We did get some more details about the filming in Belfast via Esme Bianco’s live chat yesterday. As you can imagine, Game of Thrones fans were there in force. Esme was quite forthcoming on many of her answers. Some of the highlights include being impressed with the child actors during the table read, her mentioning that each of her three auditions the script was totally different and that they filmed her scene on location, not in the Paint Hall. Be sure to read the full chat for more info.
As usual, if I hear anything about the shoot today, I’ll post it. But I wouldn’t hold your breath.
UPDATE: Based on this tweet from Julia Frey, sounds like they will be finished filming in Morocco by the end of next week.