Filming continues in Northern Ireland. Locations used so far include Tollymore Forest, Quoile River and Shane’s Castle. According to IFTN, Linen Mills Studio has seen increased usage this season as well. This studio was first used last season and it seems that it was a success as the studio has expanded this year, with Game of Thrones set to occupy that expansion starting next month.
Spotted down at Linen Mills is the boat that was used last season for Theon’s arrival in Pyke and the Battle of the Blackwater, only this time a dragon head has been added to the prow of the ship, according to Twitterer @Jiggy_LFC. He provides photographic evidence, although the dragon head is partially covered by a tarp in this shot.
Lastly, Wyvernwood provides some new photos from the Quoile River set. The dock has now been painted Tully red and the boat has gained a passenger. Filming should begin there in the coming days, if it hasn’t started already.
Winter Is Coming: Glad to see that this show is such a huge success that it has prompted the expansion of not one, but two, Northern Ireland studios (the Paint Hall finished up an expansion earlier this year). Hopefully these studios will remain in use for many years to come!