AceShowbiz - "Game of Thrones" finished filming for its eighth and final season. However, HBO will soon be getting right back in the saddle as the prequel of the cult series will reportedly start soon in Belfast.
According to The Belfast Telegraph, the filming on the "Game of Thrones" prequel will start in October in the city, which has been the base for the filming on the mothership series. "Staff at the Paint Hall studios in the city's Titanic Quarter have been briefed that their next major project will be a series set 1,000 years before the events of the fantasy drama," it further reports.
It's understandable that the prequel will be filmed in Belfast, despite the fact that David Benioff and Dan Weiss aren't involve in the spin-off. In addition, the city has a lot of space that allows the crew to create new huge sets.
The decision to start production this October may make one wonder considering the show will not air until at least 2020. However, it seemingly has something to do with the idea of pilots. "Game of Thrones" infamously went several reshoots for its pilot before finally making it to air.
The prequel series, which was ordered to a pilot by HBO last month, will be set thousands of years before the events of "Game of Thrones" as it will chronicle the world's descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: From the horrifying secrets of Westeros' history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend… it's not the story we think we know.
It is expected to offer fans an insight into the beginning of the Long Night, a winter that lasted generation. Fans also assume that it will feature the greatest war against the white walkers. According to George R.R. Martin's books, the Age of Heroes began 10,000 years before the events on the hit series starring Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke.
Jane Goldman writes the pilot alongside Martin. Goldman will also serve as showrunner.