New House of the Dragon Photos: Matt Smith and Emma D’Arcy spotted filming on location in Cornwall!

Emma D'Arcy and Matt Smith on Holywell Beach in Cornwall

Emma D’Arcy and Matt Smith on Holywell Beach in Cornwall

We knew production on House of the Dragon was beginning, but I admit I wasn’t expecting photos to roll in this fast! Show stars Emma D’Arcy (Rhaenyra Targaryen) and Matt Smith (Daemon Targaryen) were spotted filming today on the set that’s been in production for the past week on Holywell Beach in Cornwall. Details below the cut!

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The Winners of the Iron Anniversary Giveaway!

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We celebrated Game of Thrones‘ Tenth Anniversary, the Iron Anniversary, in the best way we know how here at Watchers on the Wall- with a giveaway! We offered up two splendid prize packages for our readers, one centered on Team Stark and one on Team Targaryen, both sure to serve their recipients well. After a week of gathering entries, it’s time to send these fabulous gifts on their way.

Without any further ado, our two winners are….

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A familiar sigil spotted at ‘House of the Dragon’ filming site


A view of the large stone archway being constructed near Cornwall. (Photo: Greg Martin)

Yes, I technically have to use words like “rumored” and “possibly,” because technically there’s been no confirmation that the busy activity in Cornwall we reported on earlier this week is for the much-anticipated Game of Thrones spinoff House of the Dragon.

Pre-production activity for something being filmed by Warner Bros. — the company that owns HBO — has been taking place in Cornwall this week, including on St. Michael’s Mount, an island that features a 12th century castle. One of the structures being built there is a huge stone archway that looks quite Thrones-esque, and when CornwallLive’s photographer captured the initial shots zoomed in on the top of the arch, something very intriguing was visible:

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Production on ‘House of the Dragon’ rumored to be starting in England!


Are we looking at the beginning of production on “House of the Dragon”? (Photo: Greg Martin)

We were pretty certain that production on House of the Dragon, the Targaryen-focused Game of Thrones prequel, was slated to start soon, if the show is to stick to its 2022 release — and recent news means we just might be watching that production unfold!

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