This is where the Game of Thrones prequel is being filmed

Game of Thrones fans are still enduring the seemingly never-ending wait for season 8, so the upcoming prequel series probably isn’t quite on their minds just yet.

But they may be surprised to learn that production on the prequel is already under way.

It was previously reported that filming could’ve started as early October but, according to Wales Online, HBO will head off to a mysterious shooting location at the end of this month.

The site reports that filming will take place in Wales at Penrhyn Castle, which is located near Bangor in the north of the country. They’ll film there for four days this week, before returning to shoot several more scenes over three weeks.

The National Trust, which owns the castle, has stated that the scenes will be shot “in a variety of different areas through the castle and garden”.

Naturally, not much is known about the prequel series yet, other than its ominous title, The Long Night.

Looking at the bleak new filming location, it’s no wonder it’s been chosen to become part of the Game of Thrones universe.

HBO has described the spin-off series as: “Taking place thousands of years before the events of Game of Thrones, the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour.”

Perhaps that means we’ll get to see Azor Ahai, the legendary hero who some fans believe is the early incarnation of the chosen one, Jon Snow? Or it could quite as easily be about Hodor’s ancestors. That’d be fun.

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