A recent article from Broadcast Now talks about post facilities in Belfast getting ready for the next season of Game of Thrones. In the article is a mention of when season two is set to begin production. Although not an official source, it is the first time frame that we’ve heard from a reliable source.
Greg Darby, managing director of Belfast’s Yellowmoon, the post facility that handled all of the offline edit for the drama, said discussions were taking place with the show’s producers about rates and rooms, although contracts have not been signed.
“It’s due to start production at the end of July and we are gearing up for that,” he told Broadcast.
Winter Is Coming: The article also notes that Northern Ireland is not locked in as the base of filming season two just yet…. but the likelihood of HBO leaving all the sets they have built and locations they have already used is slim to none.
But hearing late July as the expected start time is a surprise. Yes, it is the same time that they started last season, but that was delayed from an earlier June start. I expected them to shoot for June again, in order to avoid some of the bad weather that plagued the end of season one. I guess they thought it was worth dealing with some cold wintery weather at the end of filming to get some extra pre-production time.