As if the production for “Game of Thrones” could not get any more ambitious, we now have the news that yet another country has been added to the list of filming locations for the show’s third season.
HBO announced on Wednesday that in addition to Croatia, Northern Ireland, and Iceland (which are the locations where the drama series filmed for their second season), the show is also going to be heading to Morocco for a story that is going to be very key to Daenerys’ storyline. Even though this may not be cheap, it is a necessary move in order to ensure that the locations all feature natural and as close to Westeros as you would hope they would.
As for some other behind-the-scenes notes, it was also announced that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are set to direct an episode of the show, and will be joined by such people as Alex Graves, Michelle MacLaren, Dan Minahan, David Nutter and Alik Sakharov. Source writer George R.R. Martin is also listed as a writer for season 3, meaning that he will probably pen one episode as he has the past two years. (Mostly recently, he wrote the epic “Blackwater” episode for season 2.)
There is no announced start date for season 3 just yet, but it will feature a number of new faces to the TV franchise (including the Reeds) along with many familiar faces. Since the third book in Martin’s epic series is so expansive, the show will be divided it up in between two seasons to make sure all of the material receives the proper treatment.
Are you excited to see the show heading somewhere new in Morocco next season?