The controversial fifth season of Game of Thrones only ended last month, but given the complex nature of the show it’s an all-year-round process. Pre-production on the sixth season, which will be covering unpublished book material, has been going on for a couple of months now and it has finally begun shooting in Northern Ireland, perhaps the most used location on the show.
At the moment filming is in the town of Magilligan which was used for a certain climatic scene of Season 5 involving Daenerys and some Dothraki. Some pics have managed to leak thanks to the handy work of BBC News NI reporter Dean McLaughlin…
— Dean McLaughlin (@Dean_Journalist) July 26, 2015
Exciting, right?!?! Well, not really, but these are about 2% more exciting.
Okay, so still not very exciting unless you’re an absolute nut for crew set-up. As always a huge thanks to the #1 fansite out there Watchers on the Wall for so dilligently finding breaking news about the show for everyone.
Given the scene the location was used for last season, it’s logical to assume that it will again be used for Daenerys scenes at least early on in the season, but we can’t be sure due to how the show reuses sets all the time.
Oh, wait, we can.
Well I’ve toured Northern Ireland to see game of thrones scenes, and today I saw them filming for daenerys targaryen! #gameofthronesseason6
— Cody Gulick (@Smoofcookie) July 27, 2015
Given this it shouldn’t be too long until we get some photos of Emilia Clarke cropping up, and when we do you’ll be sure to find ’em here at UTF.
It’s still incredibly early days for shooting, and these first set photos aren’t as interesting as last year’s were (Brienne and the Knights of the Vale), however the summer is always thick with interesting and spoilery set photos and reports from Game of Thrones so you can bet your ass that it’ll be the same this year. What’s even better is that it’s (mostly) all material from The Winds of Winter. In an ideal world I would read George R.R. Martin’s vision on paper before David Benioff and D.B. Weiss can get their grubby hands all over it, but c’mon, I’ve waited years for this. I want spoilers.
Game of Thrones Season 6 will air sometime next spring.