Game of Thrones season 6: Northern Ireland set photos leak online

Possible spoilers ahead (but you knew that already)

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Filming for season 6 of the hit HBO show Game of Thrones has just started in Northern Ireland and already grainy photos have hit the internet, giving us a behind the scenes look at one of the sets.

According to previous reports, Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the show, is supposedly filming in NI right now, yet in these leaked photos no blonde hair is visible.

Instead we can see a number of foot soldiers and someone on horseback. Many are speculating that the pictured scene features Aidan Gillen’s Petyr Baelish as this location has previously been used in scenes set in the Vale. Check out the photos, taken by journalist Dead McLaughlin, below.

Of course, this could be a scene featuring Daenerys as the last time we saw her she was being surrounded by Dothraki in a field.

Fans are currently debating whether Jon Snow will be returning after being killed in the last episode of season 5.

Recently, HBO announced an official toy line called ‘Honour the Fallen: The Memoriam Collection’ which featured all those characters that had died in the series. Noticeably, Jon Snow was missing.

This, coupled with fans noticing Kit Harrington had long hair at Wimbledon, has lead fans to hope he may one day return.


As well as in Ireland, filming will take place at the Castillo de Zafra in Guadalaja, Spain, a castle that looks suspiciously like the Tower of Joy, a place we have yet to visit but could play a significant role in Snow’s life.