Report: Filming Begins in October for Game of Thrones Prequel Series

October seems rather far away, until you learn the Game of Thrones prequel series is reportedly going to start filming then. It’s so soon!

According to the Belfast Telegraph, filming on the series will begin in Belfast (the home of Game of Thrones production for many years) starting in October.

Filming on the Game of Thrones prequel will start in Belfast in October, it has been confirmed. 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.

The publication also points out that production on SYFY’s Superman prequel series Krypton season 2 will begin soon, as well as Star Wars: Episode IX in April of 2019 (a return to Luke’s island, perhaps?).

The yet-untitled prequel series is being fast-tracked into production it would seem, HBO no doubt wanting to have something ready to take the place of their epic high fantasy series when it ends with season 8 in 2019.

A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R. R. Martin is having a super busy year; co-writing the prequel series along with Jane Goldman, his short story The Ice Dragon being adapted into a animated thing by WB, SYFY releasing the series Nightflyers based on one of his novellas, and NOT finishing The Winds of Winter.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.


Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always).

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence.

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