Major Game of Thrones Characters Landing on Iceland’s Black Sand Shores

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Black Sand Beach at Vík

Iceland filming for Game of Thrones season 7 continued this week to a new site, in the southern village of Vík. After being spotted on the country’s glaciers earlier in filming, production has now shifted to a very different location: the famous Black Sand Beach found on Vík’s shores. New photos show the crew at work on site, and fans have also encountered more cast members in the country!

We’ll tuck the photos below, for spoiler reasons.

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Conleth Hill originally auditioned for a different role on Game of Thrones

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Conleth Hill has masterfully portrayed Varys the Spider of Westeros in Game of Thrones, but what if we’d only had him for one season instead of six? In an interview with The Huffington Post, Hill reveals the role he first auditioned for and discusses his upcoming film “A Patch of Fog.”

Hill tells Huffington Post that he rarely likes repeating roles and enjoys variety when performing. That may be why he was so ready to take on another role drastically different than the one he’d intended.

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Rock Band Bastille Rumored To Cameo in Game of Thrones Season Seven

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Game of Thrones has a fruitful history of cameos, and the best of them are from European bands, so much so that their appearances have become a tradition of sorts: Snow Patrol‘s Gary Lightbody sang The Bear and the Maiden Fair with his Bolton buddies after apprehending Jaime and Brienne; Will Champion from Coldplay played an enthusiastic drummer at the Red Wedding; Sigur Rós played a somber cover of the The Rains of Castamere at Joffrey’s wedding… until the little bastard of a king threw coins at them to shut them up; though Mastodon didn’t get to go rock out, they played wildlings raised from the dead by the Night King at Hardhome; and Iceland’s own Of Monsters and Men played theater musicians in Braavos —Which was an exclusive from us too.

Considering this tradition, which sprung up once the show truly became a hit, it may not be surprising to learn that another European band may be joining the others soon. As of yet it’s not officially confirmed, but Bastille is reportedly set to appear this coming season, and in quite an intriguing location. We’ll walk you through it below the cut!

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A Surprising Return in Game of Thrones Season Seven

WOTWGame of Thrones has been loaded with cast returns in the last couple years, as the show cleaned up many longtime loose ends, bringing back Rickon, Osha, and the Brotherhood without Banners. For casting news for season seven, we’ve heard a lot about actors coming back, including new season six additions Bella Ramsay (Lyanna Mormont), Staz Nair (Qhono), Annette Hannah (Frances the little bird), and Tim McInnerny (Robett Glover).

There is one name in the mix that viewers weren’t expecting to hear will be coming back, given that their departure from Game of Thrones seemed very final. However the latest news tells us he’ll be appearing in season seven.

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HBO Programming President Talks Greenlighting Game of Thrones Season 8

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The TCA press tour has come around again for 2017, with shows and networks touching base with the media and dropping scoops this week. Today it was HBO’s turn, and programming president Casey Bloys shared new info about plans for Game of Thrones season eight.

According to TVLine, Bloys says, “The only thing we’re working out is how many episodes they want to do.” Season eight has not yet been officially greenlit only because of this detail- obviously the eighth and final season of GoT is unofficially a go. There will be seven episodes in the seventh season, and rumors have thrown around a variety of figures for the total number of episodes in the last season. Bloys tells TVLine that he “hopes” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will opt for more than six episodes for season eight.

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UPDATED! Iain Glen on location as Game of Thrones season seven filming resumes

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As 2016 ended so did filming in Spain and Croatia for season seven. However, the Game of Thrones production will not remain cloistered in their Northern Ireland headquarters: They have yet again ventured out into the world to film in a gorgeous country familiar to those who followed behind the scenes news from the early seasons; and Iain Glen, Ser Jorah Mormont himself, has been spotted on location there, with another castmate. Below the cut, you will find photos to corroborate this and our first look at the shoot.

As it is to be expected with filming photos, there are major spoilers below the cut!

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Game of Thrones Nominated for Costume Designer Guild Award!

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This is certainly a busy awards week for Game of Thrones! The nominees for the 19th Costume Designer Guild Awards were announced yesterday, and the show made the list once again.

Game of Thrones will be competing for the award for Excellence in a Fantasy Television Series. This year, two costume designers worked on GoT, and so they share the nomination- April Ferry and Michele Clapton. Ferry worked on the first eight episodes of season six, while Clapton is credited with the final two.

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Two More Game of Thrones Actors Arrive in Iceland for Filming

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Screenshot from Season 1 Episode 1

Game of Thrones has officially landed in Iceland this week, with star Kit Harington and assorted crew members turning up in the country for season 7 filming. Shooting is expected to last a couple weeks, and thanks to spoilers, we have a fair idea of what scenes may be filmed in Iceland. Today, two more cast members have been spotted. It’s a fairly big spoiler, so we’ll tuck it under a cut!

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