There is a new post on the Making of Game of Thrones blog all about the wrapping of “Game of Thrones” season 3 in Belfast, and it includes a rather interesting statement about how filming potentially ended in the city with one of the most stunning events of the entire series thus far.
If you are a fan of the George R.R. Martin books and have read A Storm of Swords, then you already know just what we are talking about without having to say any more. (We’re not going to get into specifics here as to not ruin anything for those who like to remain surprised.) However, we will share a small excerpt of the entry from Cat Taylor, the author of the blog and the assistant to showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss:
“The end of the Belfast shoot was on a Saturday, after a week of working on one of the hardest scenes that has been shot – in any series so far, I would say. This event marks a massive shift in direction for our battling families.”
Taylor also says in the blog this time that filming in Iceland (as reported) was shorter this year than in years past, but that one of the biggest challenges of being in the country this time around was merely the fact that it was a ridiculously long eight-hour drive from Reykjavik up to the northern part of the country where the show was getting set to film. She also added that at the time of the entry’s completion (which was weeks ago, even if it was just posted), the art department had already been snowed in once thanks to a blizzard.
As always, be sure to check back for some more from “Game of Thrones” season 3! If you want to find out some more news on the show’s new official beer, you can read about it over here.