‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 won’t start filming until later this year but location settings could give clues to what lies ahead…
Shooting for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 will get underway before too much longer and that means production crews are setting up locations in anticipation for filming in the very near future.
Now the first set already under construction takes place in Corbet in Northern Ireland, which is the site where ‘Game of Thrones’ shot most of the Riverrun scenes during season 6. From the sound of things, most of the structures used for the siege last season are still up and the ‘Game of Thrones’ crew has reportedly been seen setting up shop there recently.
A bit of work going at Corbet Banbridge, in Ireland this wk. Inside Riverrun courtyard, not specifically the Castle front (it's still there)
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Now the more interesting twist in terms of locations comes from the good folks at Watchers on the Wall, who reported that this season will also find Daenerys Targaryen spending time at the Dragonpit near King’s Landing.
A little background on the Dragonpit — the structure was first built by Maegor the Cruel after he incinerated a Great Sept that once stood in that spot during his long battle with the Faith Militant while he was in power. Maegor burned the Sept to the ground using dragon fire and in its place he built a huge domed structure on the same hill that would be used to house the Targaryen dragons.
Years later during the infamous Targaryen civil war known as “The Dance with Dragons”, the Dragonpit was destroyed along with many of the dragons inside following an uprising inside King’s Landing by the smallfolk who were being left without food or shelter thanks to the ongoing battles between the two factions both claiming a right to the Iron Throne.
Since that time, the Dragonpit has remained a smoldering ruin of what once stood there, still atop a hill overlooking King’s Landing.
According to the story, part of the shooting for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 will take place at a location in Spain, which is reportedly the set up for the Dragonpit and Daenerys is expected to make an appearance there at some point.
That means Daenerys will be not only arriving in Westeros this season — that much we already knew — but this seems to confirm that she will bring her army of Unsullied and Dothraki right to the front doorstep where she will likely battle Cersei for control of the Iron Throne during season 7.
‘Game of Thrones’ returns for the new season in the summer of 2017.