The prequel for Game of Thrones could be filmed in Northern Ireland.
This comes after Lisa Byrne, a producer of the show from season 3 to 8, had updated a LinkedIn account, listing “work in Northern Ireland” among one of the upcoming projects for the prequel, ‘A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms’.
According to this account, Lisa Byrne is at the heart of the production as Line Producer. They are usually only second in command to producers.
Following this, fans have been speculating that Game of Thrones production is returning to its spiritual home of Northern Ireland.
While the eight seasons of Game of Thrones were filmed across several locations worldwide, the scenery of Northern Ireland was integral to the story, helping to inspire a tourism boom there.
Fans travelled to visit sites including Marble Arch Caves in Fermanagh, or county Down’s Castle Ward, or the Dark Hedges in co Antrim.
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While HBO did relocate another prequel, ‘House Of The Dragon’ to other locations across the globe, production could be about to return to Northern Ireland.
Based on George RR Martin’s Dunk and Egg novellas, the prequel explores a knight and his squire travelling across the Westeros, trying to right the wrongs and have adventures.
Producer has Lisa Byrne has also revealed that she will be working on Dunk and Egg. She also added that the job will be “taking place in Northern Ireland”.
Considering the landscape of Northern Ireland has featured so heavily in the original Game of Thrones, several old locations could be revisited.
Filming for A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms is to hopefully begin in the Spring of 2024, according to CEO of HBO Casey Bloys, the television company behind the Game of Thrones series and prequels.