Today’s filming update will conclude with some huge spoilers, so if you haven’t yet read A Storm of Swords, don’t click through!
We’ll start with some non-spoilery updates though. First, Emilia Clarke has stated through her Facebook page, that she is heading to Morocco today. We have heard that Iain Glen is heading to Morocco as well. This, combined with the fact that today is the last day of filming in Croatia, makes it sound like the crew will be packing up and heading straight to Morocco next. Photo by Páll Stefánsson
Secondly, we have received some details on the filming in Iceland, courtesy of Iceland Review Online.
The crew of the popular U.S. television series Game of Thrones is expected to come to Iceland for filming in November, as they did last year. This time the scenes for the series will mostly be shot around Lake Mývatn in Northeast Iceland.
In November 2011, shooting mostly took place by Svínafellsjökull glacier in Southeast Iceland. However, as snowfall is more likely in the north, the crew decided on a different location this year, ruv.is reports.
Filming is scheduled between November 12 or 13 and November 27 or 28 and up to 70 Icelanders will be cast as extras. More than 200 people will work on the project.
SPOILERS below… Seriously, it is really spoilery. You have been warned!
Now on to the good stuff, we have heard through several reliable sources that they are filming the Red Wedding this week and next. They are starting with exterior scenes. A report from this morning has them filming at Saintfield Estate, so it is possible this location is being used to shoot the exteriors. Next week, they will move into the Paint Hall to film the wedding proper. This fits with Extras NI’s recent call for a medieval-looking male cellist, that must be available to film next week. If you are a cellist in Northern Ireland that fits this description, it might be time to learn the Rains of Castamere.
Lastly, we leave you with this spoilerific photo of Jaime and Brienne, confirming what we already had heard reports of… Jaime will be short a hand by the end of this season.
Winter Is Coming: The fact that they are taking almost two weeks to film the RW gives me hope that they will do it justice. It should be epic. And I can’t believe how fast they are filming. Croatia is done, the Northern Ireland stuff is drawing to a close (I’m guessing the RW will be the last major scene shot there). Just short stints in Morocco and Iceland left to shoot. Exciting!