From Northern Eire and Iceland to Malta and Croatia, the unbelievable filming areas that delivered to life the Seven Kingdoms in Recreation of Thrones turned vacationer sizzling spots.
So it’s truthful to say that fantasy followers are keen to find which epic backdrops will characteristic in its prequel sequence, Home of the Dragon – coming to Sky Atlantic and streaming service NOW within the UK, and HBO within the States, later this month.
HBO beforehand confirmed that the principle manufacturing HQ for the 10-part sequence was Warner Bros Leavesden Studios in Watford, England, the place the inside units have been constructed and filmed.
In truth, in what’s been described as a ‘game-changing’ piece of expertise, an LED video stage was constructed so as to add real-time backgrounds to scenes.
However followers needn’t fear about not seeing otherworldly areas on the present, as filming areas for Home of the Dragon embrace historic and medieval cities in Spain and Portugal, in addition to varied locations in England equivalent to sweeping seashores in Cornwall and villages within the Peak District in Derbyshire.
Uncover our full information to the Home of the Dragon filming areas…
Cáceres and Trujillo, Spain
HBO returned to Cáceres in Spain to movie scenes for Home of The Dragon, after the filming location was beforehand utilized in Recreation of Thrones (it stood in for the Lannister stronghold, King’s Touchdown, in season 7, in accordance with Yahoo UK).
The Previous City of Cáceres within the western area of Extremadura is a Unesco World Heritage Web site described by Unesco as that includes a mix of Roman, Islamic, Northern Gothic and Italian Renaissance kinds.
Varied areas within the historic metropolis have been used extensively to signify the streets of King’s Touchdown in Home of the Dragon.
The medieval city of Trujillo, 45km east of Cáceres, was additionally used for filming, in accordance with the Spanish newspaper Hoy. It was additionally beforehand utilized in Recreation of Thrones season 7. Photographs shared on a Home of the Dragons fan account on Twitter confirmed Targaryen troopers within the background, whereas the set was being constructed.
Monsanto and Penha Garcia, Portugal
Filming came about on the distinctive, historic village of Monsanto in Portugal. Nicknamed the Metropolis of Stones, Monsanto was voted the ‘most Portuguese village in Portugal’. The hilltop location options gigantic boulders and a medieval fort, now in ruins.
A close-by fort at Penha Garcia, which has wonderful views in addition to a picturesque village under, was additionally used for filming, in accordance with the Portugal Movie Fee.
Cornwall, Surrey and Derbyshire, England
Filming came about all through Cornwall in south west England, together with Holywell Bay Seashore, a traditional north Cornish seaside and Nationwide Belief website, which was used for sweeping exterior pictures.
Cornwall Stay reviews that Holywell Bay is “a peaceable seaside that oversees wonderful views, such because the well-known Gull Rocks”. The realm is named Poldark’s Seashore because it featured so closely within the BBC interval drama.
In 2021, Actor Matt Smith, who performs Prince Daemon Targaryen, and Emma D’Arcy, who performs Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, have been each noticed filming there. Within the first look photos to advertise Home of the Dragon (featured on the prime of this web page) the scenic, sandy seaside is proven because the shot’s epic backdrop.
Different Cornish filming areas embrace Kynance Cove on the lizard peninsula; and the tidal island of St Michael’s Mount, which is believed to be depicting Driftmark, the ancestral seat of Home Velaryon.
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In accordance with Hampshire Stay, filming additionally came about at Caesar’s Camp, a hill fort straddling the border of the counties of Surrey and Hampshire. In September 2021, a big set was put up on the website in Aldershot constructed inside the bushes that includes a variety of tents. One picture shared on social media of the filming confirmed the Targaryen sigil banner outdoors one of many tents.
That very same month, the BBC reported that Matt Smith was noticed filming the sequence within the Peak District village of Castleton, Derbyshire. Filming areas are reported to incorporate Cave Dale, Eldon Hill Quarry and the Market Place.
Stream Home of the Dragon weekly on Sky Atlantic with NOW from Monday 22 August.
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