11:01am PT by Jethro Nededog
'Game of Thrones' Starts Shooting Season 2 in July
The battle for control of the Iron Throne Continues. With just days away from the Season 1 finale of Game of Thrones airing Sunday, HBO announced Friday that the series will begin shooting Season 2 on July 25.
The series based on George R.R. Martin’s fantasy book series will continue shooting at the Painthall Studio in Belfast, as well as other locations in Northern Ireland.
HBO has yet to announce new castings, as well as returning actors, writers and directors or Season 2’s episode order.
The critically acclaimed 10-episode Season 1 earned its renewal after just one week on air. The premiere attracted 2.2 million viewers and a strong 1.2 million viewers to the encore showing. Earlier this week, it earned four nominations from Televisions Critics Association.