Game of Thrones filming in Cornwall – biggest clue yet
Key evidence has emerged that suggests the prequel Game of Thrones in production is being filmed in Cornwall. House of the Dragon, a prequel to the hit series Game of thrones which ended in 2019, began production this year and will star Doctor Who star Matt Smith.
The Game of Thrones franchise is made by HBO, but it was reported in In October 2020, House of the Dragon would be filmed in the UK, at Leavesden Studios, which is owned by Warner Bros.
As Warner Bros. trucks along with unmarked film crews, set builders and lighting rigs were spotted in several locations around Cornwall, people started to speculate.
Theories have arisen that this could be a new Vikings series, the sequel to the Fisherman’s Friends 2 movie, or even the Warner Bros.-produced Sesame Street movie.
Some people even claimed to be aware of social media – and said maybe it was something completely different – but declined to say so.
But the one that got most excited and convinced was the prospect of filming House of the Dragon right here in Cornwall.
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Thousands of people were waiting to hear more about what’s on in Cornwall right now – so CornwallLive revisited one of the sites with a long lens to find out more.
Film crews were spotted at St Michael’s Mount and Penhale Camp near Newquay, with medieval-style sets built in the first, and lighting rigs and trucks in the second.
A close-up of a symbol of what looks like a horse atop a set of arches built on the mount managed by the National Trust immediately jumped out as a clue. Zooming in from a distance, it appeared to closely match one of the House Seals in the Game of Thrones universe.
A CornwallLive superfan on the show analyzed every pixel in the photo – and felt he had the answer.
The logo does not appear to be a horse but a seahorse, with a tail-like appendage wrapped around its paws.
Compared to the Game of Thrones house sigils – there’s only one that matches it, and it does it very well.
The Velaryon house, whose house is represented by a seahorse, seems to be the owner of this strange arcade on Mont Saint-Michel. The house, in the original series, was only really mentioned in myth and story. Family members are said to have silver hair, purple eyes, and pale skin.
The Velaryons were once allies of the Targaryens, the ancestors of Daenerys, who are the main characters in the new series.
What’s built on Mount St. Michael could be a wide array of things – perhaps the entrance to a family tomb similar to Stark’s iconic one at Winterfell in the original series.
There is also a suggestion that the filming takes the palace at Restormel Castle near Lostwithiel – land owned by English Heritage. Signs near the castle direct people to it which read “base”, according to a witness, which includes “scoutproductions.co.uk” on them.
However, as with the National Trust, English Heritage declined to confirm what was being filmed.
A spokesperson said: “We can confirm that there is a shoot, but I’m afraid we may not be able to give more details at this time.”
The new series will tell a story taking place 300 years before the events of Game of Thrones.
It will portray the war of succession between the ancestors of Daenerys Targaryen, Rhaenyra and Aegon II, two heirs to the Iron Throne wielding dragons.
Other clues that the show is filming in Cornwall included a job posting for bearded, long-haired men about a month ago – with the same description from the same company, Scout Productions, as the previous cast for the GoT shoot in Ireland – as well. as confirmation from the studio that he had started filming in early 2021.
Check out our previous coverage of the speculation here.
Warner Bros has been asked to comment on what is being filmed in Cornwall at the moment.
Do you have your own theories about what’s being filmed? Have you seen any other evidence? Let us know in the comments.