Somewhere in Northern Ireland, they are beginning to film episode nine, entitled “Blackwater.” Book fans will know what that entails. We know this because the episode’s director, Neil Marshall, is working on the show right now, according to his wife’s Twitter. Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) has also tweeted about filming some interesting scenes.
Meanwhile, back in Croatia, shooting continues in Dubrovnik with reports that recent filming has been centered around St. Lawrence Fortress (above). Dubrovnikportal has some photos of extras from the set. Reportedly the scene being shot was Joffrey’s name day celebration. Another interesting report from Croatia, the production reportedly plans to use these historical boats in filming. Any guess as to what these may be used for?
Back to NI, we also have received word that most of the Winterfell scenes have yet to be shot. This may explain why certain Winterfell-centric characters (the Reeds and Reek, mainly) haven’t been cast yet. And in case you missed the news from the TITANCON posts, Winterfell stuff is no longer being filmed at Castle Ward. A new, custom-built set has been constructed elsewhere, either at Banbridge or Moneyglass near Toome, depending on who you talk to. Check out our filming map for more info on this and other filming locations.
Winter Is Coming: Lots of custom-built sets this season: Winterfell, Harrenhal, the mysterious castle at Magheramorne quarry. Wonder if this is because they have more money to spend or because they are confident they will be on-air longer so they know they will get plenty of use from these?