Game of Thrones spinoff to be filmed in the Canary Islands and Northern Ireland

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The Long Night starts this spring. That is to say, the Game of Thrones spinoff with the unofficial working title The Long Night will begin production early this year in the Canary Islands and then move to Northern Ireland in the fall.

According to Belfast Telegraph, staff at Paint Halls in Belfast are scheduled to spend spring filming the Game of Thrones prequel in Tenerife and Gran Canaria, two of the Canary Islands in Spain. Afterwards, production will return to Belfast in autumn.

The Canary Islands were scouted as possible filming locations for season 7 and 8, though that didn’t end up panning out.

Quite understandably, many in Northern Ireland are happy that HBO will continue to film its Westerosi sagas in their country.

“It’s great news for everyone involved in the film industry in Northern Ireland,” said an anonymous industry source. “If The Long Night is even half as successful as Game of Thrones, it will pump millions of pounds into the local economy.”

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    1. With the casting going as it has, I’m wondering if they’re gonna go with Age of Heroes for the title or (The Age of Heroes). It’s just so much more enticing than The Long Night.

      Just finished my binge rewatch, and they referenced the Age of Heroes came right before the Long Night, so it made me wonder.

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    2. JenniferH:
      I’m wondering if they’re gonna go with Age of Heroes for the title or (The Age of Heroes). It’s just so much more enticing than The Long Night.

      I don’t agree. ‘Age of Heroes’ sounds like a comic book to me. Kinda cheesy.

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    3. I wonder, what they will film on Teneriffa- and Gran Canaria-island, when they are going to make “The Long Night”. The Canaries are subtropical islands!
      They would work for Valyria perhaps…
      ???

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    4. It sure sounds like a 2020 premiere to me. I’ve read numerous comments from people in various places with real doubt we’ll see it before 2021. With principal filming taking place this year I’d say sometime in ’20 is their target. It just makes sense to try to get ‘er going within a year or so after GoT – a reasonable, not too lengthy gap in an attempt to keep the ‘train’ rolling.

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    5. That’s good news! I can look across to Tenerife from my place. I live on La Palma, a neighboring island some 80kms to the west. I’ll have to find out some more regarding the dates and where the filming is taking place. Its a short hop over on the ferry or to fly there.
      A pity the Canaries never got selected for the later seasons of GoT, but great news if some scenes for the prequel will be filmed here 😉

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    6. cos alpha,

      Sounds like Valuria to me too- mountainous islands (stand ins for the volcanoes for valyria). But I’m not sure the timeline fits.
      Either way- cool new filming locations to visit!

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    7. Interesting so filming will run until Autumn 2019, do we assume then that we are looking at Spring 2020 as the most likely/earliest date we will see this on TV?

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    8. Black Raven: That’s good news! I can look across to Tenerife from my place. I live on La Palma, a neighboring island some 80kms to the west

      That sounds just truly awful for you! I feel sorry that you have to cope in such a place… I’ll contemplate that as I look outside right now at the piles of snow, listen to the -13C windchill and be thankful for my paradise… 😛
      😀

      QueenofThrones:
      When they say production is starting, they just mean the pilot right? Or has it been greenlit already?

      That’s the bit with a question. As far as I know it hasn’t been officially greenlit. That’s what I assumed the filming of the pilot that was to be done here soon was to achieve. I’m reading this news now as an assumption that they will get the “go” and this is the schedule they have planned for the season filming.

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    9. I thought HBO only ordered a pilot for the new show for now and half a year seems like a long shoot for this. Did a miss a full season announcement?

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    10. I’m just back from holiday in Gran Canaria- the mountains are just stunning and I can totally picture this as a setting for the Red Mountains of Dorne or Essos, Valyria or beyond.

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    11. Clob: That sounds just truly awful for you!I feel sorry that you have to cope in such a place…I’ll contemplate that as I look outside right now at the piles of snow, listen to the -13C windchill and be thankful for my paradise…😛

      No snow or -13C windchill here, but not so warm here either! No heating in my place and the indoor temps ~ 15C at the moment. Many people think the Canary Islands are warm and sunny all year round, but it just ain’t so – I’ll be glad when the summer comes 😉

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