Showrunner’s husband talks about visiting the Game of Thrones prequel set in Belfast


Broadcaster Jonathan Ross is the husband of Jane Goldman. Jane Goldman is the showrunner/writer for a new HBO Game of Thrones prequel show with the semi-official working title of Blood Moon. Marriage has its perks, and one of them is that Ross got to visit the Blood Moon set in Belfast. What did he think? In an interview with The Mirror, Ross says:

"I’ve never seen a bigger set, they built it in a car park and surrounded it with containers to block it off from view. But people could still see it as it was next to the Titanic Museum, which has an observation deck that oversees it – ‘Oh look, Naomi Watts!’"

Ross, who has basically been living in Belfast for the last six months, is also one of the select few people to have seen the HBO show’s pilot episode; he won’t spill much, but he does say the cast is “great,” and “the craftsmanship on set was extraordinary.”

LONDON – APRIL 26: TV presenter Jonathan Ross and his wife, Jane Goldman arrive at the BAFTA Television Awards 2009 at the Royal Festival Hall on April 26, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)

Though he’s a production veteran, Ross says he isn’t comfortable gawking around as a set visitor. “I’ve been on loads of sets and I don’t like it,” he relates. “You feel like a spare pri*k because you’re hanging out at someone else’s workplace.”

With its Game of Thrones experience under its belt, HBO has been pretty successful at keeping the Blood Moon leaks to a minimum thus far. We know its set during the Age of Heroes and will likely involve the first Long Night, that horrible time when the White Walkers came to harry mankind for the first time. And part of it has been shot in a Belfast parking lot.

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