has taken over the scenic waterfront in Ballintoy, Northern Ireland. Ironmen have been spotted in between takes as the show filmed near the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and in Larrybane Park, and Pilou Asbæk has been officially confirmed as Euron Greyjoy, Theon’s uncle and a dangerous pirate.
We’ve now learned that yesterday, GoT shot more scenes around the harbor and the caves, as well as a scene
the famous rope bridge. We have photos, a video and new details of filming courtesy of friends of Watchers On The Wall.
But first, about Aeron: sources tell us Aeron Greyjoy has been cast, and is part of the shooting this week. Unfortunately we don’t know which actor is playing him – yet. He is not being played by the actor who appeared in season 2 as a Drowned Priest. Previously, it was unclear whether the priest at this week’s shooting was Aeron but our sources have confirmed the character present is Aeron. He has long white hair and can be glimpsed distantly in the video footage.
has captured an aerial view of the set at Ballintoy, which we’ve posted below.
Not kidding. Stop here if you don’t want to have some big surprises potentially ruined!
Two sources have confirmed that Alfie Allen was present at the Ironborn filming this week and in the large scene filmed in the video. We knew Allen was in the area, but this seals it: Theon will be returning home to the Iron Islands in season 6.
Several boats were seen yesterday, coming ashore. Men with House Greyjoy banners were spotted on the sand, also visible in the footage. Pilou Asbæk was part of the shoot, and also the actor playing Aeron, who walked among the men. Sources viewing the filming close by said there appeared to be something of a chase to the water, with people jumping into the boats and rowing.
It appears multiple scenes were shot today, potentially from different episodes: the bridge scene (if this is that book scene involving Balon) and then the shore/caves scenes, which led to action on the water.
MORE SPOILERS! This time concerning what might be one of the busiest sections of Westeros in season 6.
We’ve received info that isn’t officially confirmed at this time but we believe it to be solid.
According to our sources, Jaime Lannister is headed to the Riverlands (and hopefully his
plot) in season 6, as the rumored Iceland sightings indicated. Additionally, our sources tell us that his new constant companion Bronn is going along with him on whatever his business is.
But that’s not all. The area is getting crowded next season. We’ve heard that Arya Stark will be returning to Westeros’ Riverlands as well. That’s a long way from Braavos, to say the least.
Today is another big day of filming, as cameras roll in Girona, Spain! We have photos galore to share with you so there will be more to come today. What a fun time to be a
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Holy shit snacks that’s a lot of info. Thank you.
I guess the priest, from the casting call is Aeron, not Maribald or Elder brother.
My Word those are some pretty big spoilers, but amazing, particularly the
. Too busy to really state my thoughts, but sounds very exciting!!!!
This is such good news. I’m tempted to think that this is a good thing for him, and things won’t be quite as sad for the guy once he gets home. Thank you for posting! The video is the icing on the cake.
If Theon is there then what’s the point of a Kingsmoot?
They don’t film the scenes in cronologhical order, this could easly be after the KM.
This is beefier news than Beefy McBeefson’s Beefy Fun House on Beefy Street.
I’m calling Euron being the cock merchant for Theon.
Walder Frey should probably start saying goodbye to all of his many family members right now. Arya’s on her way to slit his throat.
I’m not sure about that. I don’t think the description is very Aeron-ish, beyond being a priest. And a few weeks ago I heard rumors about another casting call for another priest but I was never able to get a hold of the casting breakdown.
Is there a pic of Euron? Can’t wait to see him in costume *jumpingupanddown*
Good God, with all that info!! 😳😳😳 I LOVE IT!!
The Arya one has me practically going into convulsions. And the Theon one has me confused (especially considering where we left him last season). I guess he wasn’t kidding whenhe described this season as “unexpected”.
Well I don’t really have a problem either way, preaty glad we got Aeron tough!
My guess? After the KM is a failure, and Euron wins, he sends Yara after Theon…..very much like it happens in the books.
These here are some juicy nibbles. We truly are in unknown territory.
It’s weird to feel excited that Aeron has been cast. I never expected that. I wonder if he’ll be as full-on as his written incarnation. Another thought: Theon sighted but no Sansa.
Now we just have to figure out where Sansa is. Any chance her and Brienne find their way to the Quiet Isle?
Is Arya going to be a LSH like character? I don’t hate that, but I wish the rest of the BwB were getting back together then. Doing a season three re-watch makes me really miss those guys.
Theon back in the Iron Islands? Cool, but not too unexpected since Stannis is gone. Big question is whether Sansa is there too, and, if not, where she ended up.
Jamie in the Riverlands? Also cool, but also not too unexpected since its not really clear where else he could go.
But Arya back in the freaking Riverlands?! That’s massive news and completely changes what I thought her storyline was. The one caveat I can think of is, I wonder if she’s actually back or if she’s only there for some sort of dream sequence?
Shit, Christmas! Extravagant gifts, you’ve gone overboard already… keep paddling, though!
Perhaps they’re racing out to recover Balon’s body.
Throwing Theon into the mix at the KM could certainly up the dramatics… imagining the reveal of his heir-making parts being gone. Hmmm.
The weird thing is, that might actually be a more desirable union than one with Ramsay. At least Euron would be away at sea most of the time.
After all the trouble they went, to get her into the North, I doubt they will send her to the riverlands.
This is beyond exciting. I’m in Northern Ireland for three days this weekend, so will be heading straight up to Ballintoy to see what’s going on. I’m worried the filming will have wrapped for the the weekend though.
Wouldn’t his appearance still end Euron’s rule tho? Idk, I feel like in the books Theon won’t be going back there.
Thats the entire point. Even Asha in the books wants to bring Theon to the II, so they can get rid of Euron.
Flashbacks, folks… that’s likely why Theon has returned to the Iron Islands, and Arya to the Riverlands. I suspect we’re going to get a fair lot of flashbacks this upcoming season. No proof, but it makes sense (well, in my mind, it does). 😀
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Anyway I think Theon will return to the II in both books and show, it just fits his ark, in my opinion.
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