Filming on the final season of Game of Thrones resumed in the show’s home base of Northern Ireland today, and we’re already receiving reports of things to come in season 8 from our sources!
Unsurprisingly, GoT’s leading man is back in Belfast: Kit Harington was spotted arriving, at the city’s airport.
That moment you walk up to @kitharingtoncom at Belfast airport; decide it’s not #KitHarington when you get close only to find out five minutes later that it was in fact @kitharingtoncom #fail #GameofThrones @ArtiCADDesign #ontour
— Tobias ‘Bear Waltham (@Waltham_Bear) January 17, 2018
His arrival today and not earlier makes sense because we’ve been told from a reliable source that Kit was not filming at all today, but was prepping and has multiple scenes later this week.
Someone did film today, but our source tells us it was a minor character. We also have learned that the show is largely filming at Moneyglass this week, the estate in Toome that hosts the exterior and courtyard of Winterfell set.
SPOILERS! The most interesting details are this: they say it was for the opening scene of the season, and takes place in Winter town, the settled area just outside Winterfell. The town is home to the smallfolk who look to House Stark for protection, and will likely need help from Winterfell more than ever with the White Walkers moving south.
Director David Nutter is also reportedly on set this week, which makes sense as he’s already confirmed to be helming episodes 1, 2 and 4 of the final season.
Game of Thrones choosing to open the season in Winter town is a surprise, as we left off with the Wall crumbling, and Tormund and Beric’s survival uncertain. What could the show be up to now?