Winter Is Coming To LA! ‘Game Of Thrones’ Adding North America To Its Numerous Continents Filming, And A Bear, Highlight Hollywood News
Game of Thrones is expanding its production again, EW.com. The epic and wildly popular HBO fantasy TV series already had what must be the most ambitious shooting schedule of any TV series in history. And, for the upcoming third season, Thrones used three production units (dubbed Wolf, Dragon, and Raven) shooting for several months across four countries — Morocco (mostly for Daenerys’ storyline), Iceland (for Jon Snow’s story and other Beyond the Wall action), Croatia (primarily Kings Landing-centered scenes) and the production’s home base in Northern Ireland (everything else). But in recent weeks, Thrones team added a new internationally known land, the rough and tumble town of Tinseltown!
“For the first time, we’re flying in actors to L.A.,” showrunner David Benioff said Monday. “So it ends up being five countries and three units this year. It’s just exploded.”
The actors came to L.A. to perform alongside a new member of the Thrones cast, Bart the Bear (well, Bart the Bear II, since the original animal actor is apparently deceased). The casting was revealed by Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin on his blog. Some readers might wonder why a bear is in the show, and you can bet it’s for a huge scene! You’ll just have to watch Thrones when it returns to HBO on March 31.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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