Castium Revelio: Warrants, Wigs, and Wit!
Welcome to another Castium Revelio, where MuggleNet staffers get fangirly about the latest projects our wizarding world cast and crew have on their schedules! This week, we geek out about the filming of a much-anticipated new series, bow down to the queen of Downton Abbey, giggle at Lord Voldemort’s new wig, theorize how Yon-Rogg can possibly return in a sequel that has yet to be announced, and watch with anticipation to see if David Tennant and Lee Ingleby have broken the law. Settle in, scoot a bit closer, and join us for a bit of a catch-up as we Castium Revelio!
If you’ve been crying into your Starbucks cups after the finale of Game of Thrones, then you’ll be excited to learn that the new prequel series has begun filming! The pilot for the series, which still remains without an official title (although author George R.R. Martin has been calling the series The Long Night), is shooting this summer in Northern Ireland on the same hallowed ground as the previous production. Entertainment Weekly posted this image to its Twitter account, sending fans into full freakout mode.
Game of Thrones prequel starts filming (and in a familiar location) https://t.co/pu1R3z7gNJ
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) June 18, 2019
While we know that the Iron Throne and King’s Landing won’t exist in this iteration that takes place roughly 5,000 years before the events from the Game of Thrones series, we don’t really care that much because the cast is full of wizarding world alumni. Miranda Richardson (Rita Skeeter), Toby Regbo (teenage Albus Dumbledore), and Jamie Campbell Bower (teenage Gellert Grindelwald) will do their absolute best, we’re sure, to ensure the pilot is amazing so that a full series is greenlit by HBO. If this happens, our mourning should be over by late 2020 when we can rejoin the world of Westeros to see how it all began. Pray to the old gods and the new that this series gets the go-ahead!
There are more tidbits from a number of films and television series currently in production, so keep reading for all the juicy details!
That’s a wrap for this week’s Casting News. Join us next week as we explore new adventures and projects that feature some of our favorite cast and crew from the wizarding world!
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