Filming is moving along nicely for season 3 of Game of Thrones. According to the Dubrovnik Times, production crews arrived on September 12th, and filming will occur in the city and in the nearby Trsteno Arboretum September 27th through October 7th. It is unknown at this time what storyline will put the Arboretum to use, but it’s unlikely it’ll be standing in for the Water Gardens as suggested in the article. No casting for any Dorne-based character has been announced this year.
In cast member updates:
- Sources report that Kit Harington was on set this week, in full costume, but still in a splint and using crutches. It looks like his injury hasn’t delayed filming too much.
- Liam Cunningham, our Davos Seaworth, tweeted on the 17th that he was finished filming for the year.
- Josef Altin, who plays Night’s Watchman Pyp, did only one day of filming, on the 11th. Pyp was left behind at Castle Black while Jon and the Rangers ventured beyond the Wall in season 2.
- Other cast members such as Kristian Nairn and Carice van Houten have also mentioned being on set in the last two weeks. It appears that multiple storylines are being filmed at the same time in the studios this month. This would explain the sightings of Charles Dance, Julian Glover, and Iain Glen together in the Belfast Airport last Friday.
We have another new report out of Belfast that references spoilers for season 3. There will be MAJOR SPOILERS under the cut!
Sources tell us that the wedding of Tyrion Lannister and Sansa Stark was filmed this week, with a few hundred extras and many main cast members present. Their wedding will appear in episode eight.
Ours is the Fury: Altin filming only one day hints that Jon’s storyline for this season will end where many have predicted, with his returning to the Wall. Dance and Glover being sighted at the airport fits with the wedding report, as Tywin’s presence is key to that plot and Pycelle would most likely be at a large ceremony.