We have been teasing over the past few days that Iceland really is the only location left for “Game of Thrones” season 3, and now it really is official: production is done in Morocco after around a month in the country, and they are moving to their most remote location yet.
This news was confirmed in a Twitter post by the Making of Games of Thrones writer Cat Taylor, who also assists showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. So when will filming of the show actually start back up? According to Winter is Coming, producers are waiting for a few weeks to really get the ball rolling in Iceland, presumably (and this is just speculation on our end) so that they can ensure that the conditions are perfect for what they want to capture for the scenes with Jon Snow Beyond the Wall.
Unless there is some sort of an issue in Iceland or some re-shoots need to be done, it would be rather surprising to see filming carry into next year. For the months directly leading up to next year, Benioff and Weiss will probably be spending their time working in editing and post-production trying to make sure that the scenes of Westeros are as beautiful and varied as always, and this includes implementing CGI (which is needed for Dany’s dragons and other elements here and there) as well as making sure that the picture and sound is exactly as desired.
We are now officially less than five months away from the “Game of Thrones” season 3 premiere, and as we wrote recently, it will probably not be very long until the show ultimately does release some sort of teaser trailer (even if there is not any sort of new footage included). HBO followed the pattern last year of unveiling something before the end of the year, and “True Blood” also released a teaser about four months before the start of season 5.