Today we bring you a multimedia cocktail of Game of Thrones season eight filming news! Below the cut, you’ll see a new sword fight scene, the King’s Landing set being readied for imminent filming, and an exclusive in-depth look at the Winterfell set as it stands after filming ended — from the castle itself to its grounds that so recently saw battle. Though the spoilers are light, spoilers they remain, so if you don’t know anything about the last season of Game of Thrones and you want to keep it that way, do not read on!
The following photos, sent to us yesterday by one of our sources, offer the best look yet at Moneyglass. Filming at the all-new, bigger-than-ever Winterfell set concluded last month, but in these photos you can still the stronghold in detail, together with the surrounding grounds, which is where one of the season’s main battles will take place:
Now: more Magheramorne news! Since the crew appears to be on Easter break, GOTlikeLocations shared a video from last Wednesday, showing five cast members or stuntmen practicing a sword fight at the green screen set. Judging by the choreography, this is likely not part of a battle, but a small fight scene between a handful of characters:
As Easter break has begun, here is one more video from Wednesday (unfortunately a little shaky). pic.twitter.com/pgLiD5tFpP
— GoTlike Locations (@GoTlikeLocation) March 30, 2018
Can you tell who they are? If it helps in your speculation, here is a zoomed-in version:
Speaking of green screens, a few weeks ago we learned one such screen would be built outside the King’s Landing set at Titanic Studios, right to one side of the city walls. Now, thanks to A Red Priestess, we can see the green screen was completed. More than that, the set appears ready for filming soon, as it’s been closed off from view “with black plastic and with a new line of trucks” … unless you’re as resourceful as her, that is:
And that’s about it for this month, folks! With just three or four months of filming left, the Winterfell battlefield has been left behind; Magheramorne continues hosting all kinds of intriguing scenes (unless this isn’t a break and we see them dismantle or abandon the set, in which case that’s it!); and the King’s Landing set looks like the next big stop — for one of the largest sequences we’ve seen in Game of Thrones, no less. Or, at least, it’d better be huge, because they’ve spent half a year building the damn place!