As season eight continues filming, our furtive glimpses get curiouser and curiouser! Things got particularly interesting during the last few Magheramorne night shoots, about a week since the site became the spotlight of the Game of Thrones production, as the deep winter set was occupied by armies of infantrymen and … Dothraki?
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You may notice a few dark-clad figures on horses looking on as a different group rides through the snow in a line. These could technically be Northmen or wildlings, but their more colorful, earth-tone clothes and large, carpet-like saddles point to the marching horsemen being Dothraki. If so, here they are facing true winter for the first time.
On Wednesday night, a different scene was shot, involving many more extras this time:
A little bit of action pic.twitter.com/C8nudO3J8t
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Judging by the clothes and rectangular shields, these are likely Westerosi soldiers. They aren’t wearing the unmistakable Lannister helmets, so it’s probably a Northern army.
As you can see in the last fifteen seconds of the second video, the shot consists of about half a dozen unknown cast members running between infantry columns. Why am I so sure they aren’t extras too? Because they follow the cinematic rule of cool for main characters, so they are more recognizable and dynamic: a lack of helmets and shields.
Though I would be willing to bet the riders looking at the marching horsemen will turn out to be part of the cast too, they are equally unidentifiable … to my eyes, at least. Further speculation and keener eyes are welcome in the comments below!