Shooting begins in Navarre, Spain this week and Emilia Clarke is in the area, having skipped the Emmys for filming.
RTVE, a Spanish TV and Radio company, has video on their website Espana Directo about the ongoing preparations for filming in Peñíscola, Spain (it starts at the 12:40 mark). They lead with a recap of Game of Thrones fantastic Emmy wins on Sunday and then show city workers modifying a plaza to get ready for filming.
Video after the break!
From the video, it sounds like filming will begin in about two days time and production has to clear the plaza of all modern traffic signs and items as a result. It also sounds like they expect to have quite a few extras in the scenes shot there- the report mentioned about 1,000 extras.
The reporter’s attempts to get anyone to admit that the preparations were for Game of Thrones were amusing. At least HBO is making an effort to keep things more secret this year. What scenes do you think they will be shooting in the plaza at Peñíscola? Locals news report say that extras are being fitted for costumes as soldiers, slaves and Unsullied.
Another big shoot, the one with 400 extras, is expected to begin in Navarre today according to Noticias de Navarra. The article has a photo of some props the crew will be using staged in Bardenas Reales Natural Park, a semi-arid desert area in southeast Spain. The reporter spotted what looked to be Dothraki-like structures and extras who were fitted for costumes said the style was Dothraki. So safe to assume that these scenes will be part of Dany’s storyline. The extras casting call was also clearly Dothraki.
In order to prevent photos of the filming all entrances to that part of the park has been closed to both car and foot traffic until Sept. 25th, so fans may have a hard time catching a glimpse of filming!
Also headed to Spain this week is Eddie Eyre, the English actor cast as “Ser Alfred Hunrith” a while back. He was reportedly working on stunt fighting. His credit has since been removed from his CV, and there’s no character by that name in the novels so there was a mystery who this character is. Whoever he’s playing, the actor is headed for the Game of Thrones set soon.
Gonna be a tough week filming in Spain… pic.twitter.com/NJ9mleVMr9
— Eddie Eyre (@EddieEyre) September 22, 2015