Filming on the much anticipated HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones has concluded, reports Westeros.org, based on a statement made by Julia Frey (yeah, Frey. Fans of the series will understand.), the Video Effects Coordinator on the series.
Filming on the Game of Thrones pilot has wrapped, according to VFX producer Julia Frey. So ends three weeks of shooting that took place in three different countries and involved a primary cast two dozen strong and more than a hundred extras. Cogratulations to the hard-working cast and crew, who pulled a number of all-nighters to get the job done!
Where to next? As we reported early last month, Modern VideoFilm will be carrying out some sort of post-production duties in February, with HBO expected to give its decision on a greenlight in around March. In the interim, we’ve really no idea what will be going on, though we hope to learn more soon.
The three counties mentioned are Northern Ireland, Scotland and Morocco. It’s hard to believe, after all the build up from the announcement of the series and the casting of the actors that the pilot has already been filmed. Of course, now the trick is paring all those hours of footage down into one nice, neat episode that’s good enough for HBO to order a whole season. Fingers crossed.