HBO Begins Filming New ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel in Ireland

HBO Begins Filming New ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel in Ireland

HBO has officially announced the start of filming for its highly anticipated Game of Thrones prequel, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.

The series, which began shooting in Ireland, promises to transport fans back to the fantastical realm of Westeros.

The announcement was accompanied by a first-look photo showcasing Peter Claffey in the role of Ser Duncan the Tall, as reported by Variety. The image offers a glimpse into the visually rich and epic world that fans have come to love.

Returning to the familiar grounds of Belfast in Northern Ireland, the new prequel is following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Game of Thrones. Meanwhile, House of the Dragon, another spinoff, has been filming outside London for its first two seasons, indicating HBO’s commitment to leveraging diverse and picturesque locations for its series.

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms boasts an impressive cast lineup, with several new actors joining the project. Notable additions include Finn Bennett as Aerion Targaryen, Bertie Carvel as Baelor Targaryen, Tanzyn Crawford as Tanselle, Daniel Ings as Ser Lyonel Baratheon, and Sam Spruell as Maekar Targaryen.

Directing duties for three of the season’s six episodes will be handled by Sarah Adina Smith, bringing her unique vision and expertise to the series.

The official description of the series teases a captivating storyline: “A century before the events of Game of Thrones, two unlikely heroes wandered Westeros… a young, naïve but courageous knight, Ser Duncan the Tall, and his diminutive squire, Egg (Dexter Sol Ansell).

Set in an age when the Targaryen line still holds the Iron Throne, and the memory of the last dragon has not yet passed from living memory, great destinies, powerful foes, and dangerous exploits all await these improbable and incomparable friends.”

A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is the brainchild of creators George R.R. Martin and Ira Parker, who are poised to deliver another enthralling addition to the Game of Thrones universe.

In related news, HBO has also greenlit a third season for House of the Dragon ahead of its second season premiere. However, the network has yet to disclose the number of episodes ordered for the upcoming season. House of the Dragon, based on George R.R. Martin’s book Fire & Blood, is set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones and continues to expand the rich lore of the Targaryen dynasty.

With these developments, the Game of Thrones franchise continues to captivate audiences, promising more epic tales and unforgettable characters.