HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel To Begin Filming In October In Belfast

Just following only days since the end of filming officially for HBO’s Game of Thrones, Telegraph reports, Filming on the Game of Thrones prequel will start in Belfast in October, it has been confirmed. Staff at the Paint Hall studios in the city’s Titanic Quarter have been briefed that their next major project will be a series set 1,000 years before the events of the fantasy drama.

On the one hand, this makes perfect sense. Belfast has been the base of operations for shooting on Game of Thrones since the beginning. The producers know it well, HBO is comfortable with it, and the crew there are already used to working on this kind of show.


As the Telegraph notes, the prequel series is set many years before the show proper, during the Age of Heroes, an era that had already passed into legend by the time Jon Snow and Tyrion and Daenerys rolled around. There’s no title yet, although A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin prefers “The Long Night.”


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