According to Watchers on the Wall, previous rumors suggested that the Game of Thrones prequel, House of the Dragon would not return to film in the same locations throughout Spain where scenes from the final three seasons of Thrones were filmed. However, recent reports have confirmed this October the prequel will film in the same Spanish locations used for Thrones.
Watchers on the Wall received their reports from the Spanish newspaper Hoy and website Los Siete Reinos. The spinoff show will film in both Cáceres and Trujillo. These locations served as the setting for King’s Landing and Casterly Rock in Game of Thrones Season 7.
As mentioned by Watchers on the Wall, the streets of Cáceres are prominently seen when Euron Greyjoy marches his niece Yara (and the Sands) through the streets of King’s Landing.
This site also was the setting of Old Town when Samwell Tarly and Gilly departed the city in the original show.
The Castle of Trujillo stood as Casterly Rock’s outer walls, specifically when Jaime and Bronn overlooked the coming of the Unsullied army.
As of now, no information is available regarding what fictional settings the Spanish sites will serve as for House of the Dragon. HBO will stay in Spain for about three weeks when they begin filming in October. In addition to filming in Spain, House of the Dragon will also shoot in Portugal, where no scenes from Game of Thrones were filmed.
The specific cities or areas in Portugal are not disclosed yet, but it is exciting to receive some House of the Dragon news after a few weeks of hearing nothing about the show’s production progress!