Dubrovnik replaced by Spain as Game of Thrones Season 7 filming has sneakily begun!

Game of Thrones Season 7 has officially begun filming in Northern Ireland! And so, the battle for the Iron Throne commences once again. King’s Landing location, once in Dubrovnik, now will be filmed in Spain.

The last we heard about the Game of Thrones production schedule, filming for Season 7 was due to begin in October, but the producers have managed to sneakily start shooting without any of us being none the wiser. According to Entertainment Weekly, filming quietly began earlier this week, in the epicentre of the show, Northern Ireland. During the Season 6 finale, the Citadel sent out a flock of white ravens, announcing that that Winter had finally come to Westeros. Not too long after this episode aired, executive producers David Benioff and D. B. Weiss confirmed that production on Season 7 would be delayed due to the wait for winter weather. Some locations have even been changed to avoid the cold. For example Croatia’s capital Dubrovnik, has always been the hub for scenes set in King’s Landing, but now filming for the capital will solely take place in Spain, (still, not as bad as for the actors filming in Iceland).

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Filming has begun in Northern Ireland

Game of Thrones Season 7 will of course see the return of our favourite characters, (we’re looking at you, Lyanna), and there will even be some new faces on the scene, such as Jim Broadbent, who has been cast in a key role in the upcoming season. A new filming location was recently revealed in southern Spain, which fans then deduced will most likely be used as the Dragonpit in King’s Landing, which once housed the dragons of the older Targaryen families. Therefore, it seems certain that not only will Daenerys arrive in Westeros in Season 7, but she, Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal will also get pretty settled in. What that means exactly for Cersei we do not know, but we’re hoping nothing too promising. For all the latest updates on Game of Thrones, click the green subscribe button below. Are you excited for Season 7?

 Source: Entertainment Weekly HBO