When the information broke that HBO would return to a number of Recreation of Thrones areas in Spain to movie the Targaryen-centric prequel Home of the Dragon, we additionally realized that Portugal can be subsequent, and now we’ve got extra concrete details about the place that might be precisely. In the meantime, a suspiciously purple fort set is being erected within the UK…
Final week we discovered Home of the Dragon wouldn’t solely see filming in Cáceres and Trujillo in Spain, as Recreation of Thrones did for its seventh season, however that this time HBO would develop additional west to Portugal. Now we all know they are going to shoot in Monsanto, a village of lower than 1000 inhabitants that’s conveniently near Cáceres. As small as Monsanto is, it’s nonetheless noteworthy for its distinctive look and twelfth Century Templar fort:
It’s nonetheless unclear whether or not the manufacturing will limit itself to the almost certainly candidate, the Fortress of Monsanto, or in the event that they may also movie within the peculiar village under, which was inbuilt and across the hill’s big boulders, as you might be able to discover right here:
One other query is what function Monsanto will play: will or not it’s King’s Touchdown, as Cáceres and Trujillo had been previously and certain will once more? After all, it may very well be nearly some other Westerosi website. The fairly different-looking St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall has already been semi-confirmed because the Velaryon’s Driftmark, in order that’s in all probability a stronghold we will cross off for Monsanto — however, in any other case, this rocky Portuguese fort may very well be used to depict part of Outdated City or the numerous different locations we might go to on this collection.
Earlier than any Targaryen units foot on the Iberian peninsula, nonetheless, manufacturing continues in the UK. And we’ve got information on that entrance! The native Watford newspaper Watford Herts London experiences a fort set is being constructed on their locality on the Warner Bros backlot. There’s no affirmation that this set will used for HotD and never one other Warner Bros manufacturing, however a take a look at the purple fort gates leaves little room for doubt:
The doorway to the Crimson Maintain was first recreated for the ultimate season of Recreation of Thrones, at Belfast’s Titanic Studios, as part of a a lot bigger King’s Touchdown set designed for the carnage in “The Bells”. If that is certainly the Crimson Maintain, they’ve opted for a noticeably bigger gate set this time round. For comparability, that is the way it regarded like after they constructed it for season eight, although we solely noticed it briefly on display:
Extra intriguingly, Warner reportedly warned residents that filming, which began 9 days in the past and can finish tomorrow on July 6, will contain SFX equivalent to smoke, managed fires, and wind machines. I don’t find out about you, however that seems like dragon motion in King’s Touchdown to me. Or a struggle of some sort that erupts in a little bit of chaos. Anyway, it’s a Dance of Dragons — any good struggle ought to embody dragons, wouldn’t you say?
H/t to Los Siete Reinos!