'Game of Thrones' season 8: New set reportedly erected near Titanic Studios

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Maisie Williams
Cast member Maisie Williams attends the premiere for the sixth season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" in Los Angeles. Reuters/Phil McCarten

Filming for “Game of Thrones” season 8 appears to be ongoing in full swing in Belfast. Cast member Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) was spotted there, while a new set is also reportedly being built near Titanic Studios.

According to a new report by Winter Is Coming, Williams was spotted at the Fitzwilliam Hotel in Belfast. There are no photos of the actress, and the report notes that the heightened security by HBO may be paying off.

Every year, pictures from the production set leaked online, along with pictures of the cast members in cities where they were filming. The leaked pictures were a good indication of what to expect, as fans were easily able to connect the locations and the characters. There have been a few images that have leaked this year prior to filming, but it may be difficult to see any of these in the coming weeks and months.

Apart from the large set near Titanic Studios, there is more work done near Linen Mill Studios at Corbet-Banbridge. This location was previously used to film scenes such as the siege of Riverrun and Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) death. It will be interesting to see what new scenes the cast and crew will be filming on these grounds.

Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) is also busy filming her scenes. She recently sent a video message (see below) to Susan Calman, who will be dressing up as the Khaleesi for BBC “Strictly Come Dancing” TV series. The actress was in makeup as her character when she sent the message, suggesting that she is currently filming her scenes.

There is no release date for “Game of Thrones” season 8 yet. The show is supposed to return next year, but there is a possibility that fans will have to wait until 2019 to see how the show ends.

Credit: Susan Calman/ Twitter

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