Daenerys Targaryen Emilia Clarke Featured Filming Game of Thrones Season 7

Emilia Clarke back in costume as filming on Game of Thrones Season 7 resumes

The cast members of Game of Thrones took a break from filming Season 7 for the holidays, but it looks like they’re back to work for the new year. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) was recently spotted flying into Belfast, long the show’s production hub…

…and then, today, she posted a quick video of herself wearing her Daenerys Targaryen wig.

#FirstDayBackInThePretendRealWorld. Clarke always has fun with her hastags. In any case, it looks like shooting has recommenced. I hope everyone enjoyed their time off.

This is the first time in the history of Game of Thrones that the show will shoot material for a new season in the same year as that season will air—previously, all the filming was wrapped up by December. This year, the production wanted to wait so it could shoot in naturally snowy conditions, the better to capture the realness of the winter that has finally come to Westeros. That means Game of Thrones Season 7 won’t come out until later than usual—summer of 2017—but we appreciate that the production is going for realism.

Over the last couple of months, we got a gander at what the Game of Thrones production was doing as it filmed on flashy outdoor locations in Spain and Northern Ireland. There’ll probably be less of that in few months of filming remaining—we foresee a lot of indoor stuff filmed on set at Titanic Studios in Belfast. However, there have been indications that the show will shoot outdoors in Iceland at some point. After all, what’s the point of waiting to film in the snow if you don’t…film in the snow?


This is apropos of very little, but keeping with the theme of being outdoors in the snow, here’s a brief clip posted by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) of his adorable dog adorably shaking off snow in an adorable fashion.

Winter is here.

A video posted by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (@nikolajwilliamcw) on

“Winter is here.” Indeed.

Finally, how would Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne) sum up 2017 in three words?

We’ll be watching for specifics.


  • Has Melissandre been spotted on sets for se07? Maybe I missed it but I don’t recall reading about it.

        • Arya will kill her because she took Gendry. And really, she should do it. Gendry lives only because of Davos. And Melisandre did what everyone excepted from her. She resurrected Jon. Her story is ended.

          • I disagree that MeIisandre’s story is ended–as GoT’s main representative of the fire god, she must somehow participate in the final war. Besides, for many reasons, Arya’s unlikely to kill her. Mel, Beric, and Thoros have been off Arya’s Little List for a while. If it’s Mel who reveals to her that Jon is King in Winterfell, that news alone would probably divert Arya’s vengeance resolve. Even if Arya were tempted to kill Mel she would surely will give Melissandre a chance to talk, in which case Mel could dissuade her.
            Mel has three solid arguments which should convince Arya to spare her: 1) Jon Snow was murdered by his NW brothers and I brought him back to life. 2) Gendry escaped anyway with the help of Davos Seaworth. He’s probably back in King’s Landing making armour. 3) These things happened for a reason. The Red God has kept Gendry, you and me alive for a reason–we all have important roles to play in the wars to against the Others.
            If Mel also has certain other knowledge, she might make a few other points: 4) I can see you’ve been to Essos and I know what you were doing there. Since we last met I’ve closed some eyes too. But now we must fight the Great Others together with Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. And least likely: 5) You nearly died in Braavos, didn’t you? You didn’t know it, but the woman who saved you was a also a Red Priestess. You owe us a debt.

          • Seeing that Melisandre is like 400 years old why do you assume she’s easily killed anyway? She’s sure used her wits,charm, and glamour to live this long. I say 400 years old but I’m not exactly sure but I remember they said she was at least a few hundred years old at least.

  • “The scenes GoT film in Northern Ireland are all north of King’s Landing.”

    Err… No they’re not. All the studio stuff is filmed in NI as well