Production on Game of Thrones season 7 has reportedly begun in Northern Ireland.
It’s believed that filming for the show’s seventh season began on Monday in the same locations where a large majority of the show has previously been filmed – along with additional filming in Spain and Iceland.
The show, which makes it return in 2017, will also see the return of Thor: The Dark World director Alan Taylor behind the camera, after he previously helmed six episodes throughout the first and second season of the Emmy winning show.
Yesterday, it was announced that British acting icon Jim Broadbent would also make his debut in season 7, and will play a ‘significant role.’
Broadbent – who appeared as Horace Slughorn in two Potter films, has signed on for the next season, but it’s unclear who he will be playing.
Meanwhile, Kit Harrington has warned that the show gets ‘very dark before it gets better.’
He teased: ” I think it’s going to get very bleak before if there is a happy ending. If there’s any sort of win or heroic moment for Jon and everyone else. I think it’s going to get very dark before it gets better.
“I think what we might see this season is those White Walkers and that Army of the Dead really come into force. So that’s going to be exciting to see.”