Filming of the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones began this morning in Dubrovnik. It is believed that the HBO crew and cast will remain in the city for three days and a number of locations are rumoured to be used. However, the levels of security are much stricter than previous years as the series comes to a conclusion so the production company are trying to hide the outcome as much as possible.
Filming in the Pile area of Dubrovnik for season 8
Although it was rumoured that many of the stars would be in town so far they have managed to avoid the press. The action today was down in the Pile Bay area, under the Lovrijenac Fortress, and there was even security out in speedboats on the Adriatic to keep prying lenses at bay. Kit Harington, or Jon Snow, was believed to be on his way to Dubrovnik and there are even speculations that fans have spotted him in the city. However, there was no evidence today that the popular British actor was actually in Dubrovnik. “Is Jon Snow in town?” questioned a tourist from Spain to the waiting press, showing that the heartthrob actor is one of the main characters in the serial.
Former producers of Game of Thrones visit the set today
Banners were hung from the Old City walls, props went in and out of the locked down set and hair and make vans were spotted but security, including police, was ramped up to the maximum. The Old City walls were closed in one direction and numerous security patrolled the walls. There were even a handful of fans who had turned up this morning in front of the set to catch a glimpse of their heroes.
Dubrovnik is in Game of Thrones mode and all we are missing are the actors.
Banners flying from the Dubrovnik City Walls
Watching you from all angles
A quick glimpse behind the scenes
Watching me...watching you
Set under the Fortress Lovrijenac
Part of the set or a pile of rubbish...make your own conclusions