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House of the Dragon: Game of Thrones prequel to film in Croatia

House of the Dragon: Game of Thrones prequel to film in Croatia

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Filming for Game of Thrones prequel series House of the Dragon is set to take place in Croatia, according to the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movies, IMDb.

Apart from Croatia, the series will also be shot in Iceland, Morocco and in the UK in Watford and Holywell Bay, Cornwall where construction of the set was taking place late last month. 

The story focuses on House Targaryen and is set 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones and is based from material from the novel “Fire & Blood”.

The show’s official Twitter confirmed that the series is officially in production and will be coming to HBO in 2022.

The cast includes Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Paddy Considine as king of Westeros Viserys Targaryen, Emma D’Arcy as princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Matt Smith as the king’s brother Daemon Targaryen.

Game of Thrones was filmed in various locations in Croatia with Dubrovnik doubling for King’s Landing. Parts were also filmed in Split, Šibenik, Trogir and Makarska. 

Croatia was used as the location for Game of Thrones from Season 2 after Malta was originally used. Filming in Croatia provided the country with a huge tourism boost, especially in Dubrovnik.

According to a study made in 2017, 244,415 tourists visited Dubrovnik between 2012 and 2015 due to Game of Thrones using the city as a filming location. Around 60,000 people have visited the Dubrovnik region annually, solely because the series was shot there.

The analysis says that those motivated to visit Dubrovnik because of Game of Thrones have spent 126 million euros from 2012 to 2015.

More information about the series on IMDb here.

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