It is the top of an period.
Sport of Thrones used town of Belfast in Northern Eire as its residence base for all eight seasons of its run on HBO, and the expectation was that any prequel or spin-off exhibits would proceed to shoot there. (One other prequel did movie there, however that present wasn’t picked up.) However now Westeros might be created abroad altogether: in response to a brand new report, the upcoming prequel sequence Home of the Dragon will shift its residence base away from Northern Eire over to England, simply northwest of London.
Sport of Thrones fan website Winter is Coming relays the information that the Home of the Dragon filming areas will primarily be in Leavesden Studios in Watford, England. The ability has hosted productions like GoldenEye, Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, each Harry Potter movie, The Darkish Knight, Inception, Fringe of Tomorrow, Paddington, Marvel Lady 1984, and F9, simply to call a number of. It is at present residence to Matt Reeves’ The Batman. I visited the studio whereas Spider-Man: Far From Dwelling was taking pictures there, and it’s completely large: the large water tank, a number of sound phases, and its gigantic backlot space barely scratch the floor of every part it has to supply.
The studio is owned by Warner Bros., which is in the identical company household as HBO, so the considering might have been to maintain Home of the Dragon beneath a well-recognized roof. (It additionally may very well be a manner for execs to maintain a better eye on this manufacturing and a tighter hand on the reins, with this base being simply outdoors of London.)
After all, this can be a large blow to the individuals of Northern Eire. Once I visited the unique Winterfell a few years in the past, it was clear that Sport of Thrones was a serious supply of satisfaction for the individuals there and the tourism from its world fanbase was pumping tons of cash into its economic system. (Whether or not or not the present’s divisive ending will stem the move of tourists stays to be seen.)
Rumor has it that Home of the Dragon will ramp up in January 2021 and land on HBO someday in 2022. The present, which takes place 300 years earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones, has already forged Paddy Considine to play King Viserys Targaryen. It is set largely at Dragonstone, which was created in Sport of Thrones utilizing a mix of areas in Northern Eire and Spain, so it’s going to be attention-grabbing to check and distinction as soon as we get our first take a look at the brand new (nicely, chronologically older) model.