Game of Thrones may be over but with the prequel-spinoff filming starting, a new adventure has begun. It’s been quiet of late, but news has started to trickle out of Northern Ireland. So it’s time to shed those post-season glums and dive back into filming-season glee!
Rumors are still flying about the title of the new show- it’s unconfirmed whether the title will really be Bloodmoon, or if that’s a production code name, or if that’s entirely a fan fabrication.
News that’s more firm: Local sources tell us that people have been coming and going to Titanic Studios, but production activity is light overall in the area. The large cliff/wall set that’s been in progress for months on the lot is still being worked on, we’re told.
Actors cast in the spinoff have also been spotted in the country, and have been helpfully sharing it on social media!
Jamie Campbell Bower somewhat vaguely last week shared this fun tease:
Off on a new adventure.
— Jamie Campbell Bower (@Jamiebower) May 29, 2019
This tweet from a NI local person confirms the actor was still in Northern Ireland as of yesterday. Having a sandwich apparently. (What’s the menu like over there? It must be a totally different experience. Do they base sandwich names on UK and Ireland transit?)
just saw Jamie Campbell bower tuckin into a subway in a service station in ballymena
— lady lambrini (@pure_m0rnin) June 2, 2019
Two of the spinoff actors- Alex Sharp and Marquis Rodriguez– were hanging out together this week in Northern Ireland and checking out the sights, including the country’s famed hedge maze and the Giant’s Causeway. The two shared images of the sights on Instagram, including shots on Instagram stories.
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And it seems like Josh Whitehouse may also be in Northern Ireland judging by this pic:
Update to add: Alex Sharp shared this image of the Titanic Studios lot on Instagram about an hour ago, shortly after we published this post:
Annnnd another update- Georgie Henley has just posted an Instagram story from Belfast’s Victoria Square:
This early in the game, it’s hard to tell exactly what’s happening, but often readings and costume fittings are happening long before filming actually starts. But June was the officially stated filming start date given by HBO so we’re right on track! We should see a lot more sightings over the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled.