Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers: A mysterious beginning


Game of Thrones season 8 has taken production back and kicked off filming for an extended period of time — without actors so far. What’s the purpose?

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Game of Thrones season 8 spoilers are back again to kick off another week of production. This time, it’s the start of something, rather than video of a continuation. Spanish-language site Los Siete Reinos has it that filming at the Dragonpit (okay, in our world, the ruins of Itálica near Seville, Spain) has actually already started.

While it’ll still behoove fans to keep an eye on Belfast, the fact that production needs so much time suggests we might make multiple stops at the Dragonpit. LSR points out that the bigger stuff won’t start until next week and will last for the majority of May.

As a result, it probably won’t rival the night shoot that just wrapped up — but the length of time does suggest that some major action could go down there. While LSR reports that there aren’t any extras for this shoot, the Dragonpit appears to have been well and truly abandoned for the most part when we see it in season 7.

As a result, it’s possible we’ll see it twice in the season: first with whatever scene requires the major actors that are reportedly coming, and second to be destroyed or at least further ruined during the attack on King’s Landing. For all the time we’ve spent at the capital over seven seasons, there aren’t many truly iconic locations there aside from the Red Keep (which we know shows up), the now-destroyed Sept of Baelor and now the Dragonpit. If the show wants to make sure we understand the scale of the battle (and it seems it does, considering the construction of a King’s Landing set in Belfast), then why not show the Dragonpit not being ignored when the battle begins?

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However, that’s all pure speculation.

What do you make of all this time in Seville, Game of Thrones fans?