As HBO’s Game of Thrones prepares to bring its saga to an end, offseason details of the production are in high demand. Filming on the shortened season 7 is currently underway, meaning plenty of set photos have found their way onto the internet thanks to eagle-eyed fans familiar with the series’ production schedule and continued use of familiar locales. So far, the reveals have teased a few things of interest, like the supposed return of a character who has presumably been rowing for the past several seasons, and a new throne fit for a queen. Other than that, it’s been business as usual for the cast and crew of one of the biggest television shows in the world.
With the show getting a later-than-usual start to filming due to some unseasonably warm temperatures in locations meant to be in the throes of winter, many cast members are just now visiting some their sets. One such set is in Dubrovnik, an historic city in Croatia that doubles as King’s Landing. Obviously, with King’s Landing now the most recent location for shooting on the series, that means fans can expect to get a glimpse of Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, otherwise known as the recently crowned Cersei Lannister and her brother Jaime.
While the Lannisters have been synonymous with the location since the series began, one other name has more recently become a powerful figure there: Ser Gregor Clegane (Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson), or as he’s more commonly known now, the Mountain (or FrankenMountain, given his current state).
As some set photos and accompanying video from The Dubrovnik Times show, the three stars marched into the Croatian city recently to begin filming scenes in King’s Landing, and they apparently brought some rain along with them. While the set photos don’t reveal anything at all beyond a confirmation that the actors are all going to appear in season 7, the publication states that filming for the series took place on the “famous Dubrovnik city walls”. With that in mind, it’s likely safe to assume that Cersei and Jaime venture outside at some point – perhaps to take in the devastation of the massive explosion that rocked King’s Landing during the season 6 finale.
Where Clegane fits into this is also uncertain. Last season, the Faith Militant denied him a chance to prove himself in combat but he still managed to be terrifying when Cersei left him to deal with Septa Unella. Clearly the reanimated killer still has a part to play in the battle for the Iron Throne, but what that is isn’t going to being revealed here. Aside from looking like he could play catch with a midsized sedan, Björnsson looks even less camera ready than Heady and Coster-Waldau.
So while these set photos continue to be the only bit of information fans can get as they wait for Game of Thrones to return, it doesn’t look as though there’s much in the way of actual information to be gleaned from them. As such, fans will just have to wait until HBO is ready to turn these last few weeks of filming into a brand new trailer for season 7.
Game of Thrones season 7 premieres in the summer of 2017 on HBO.
Source: The Dubrovnik Times