Game of Thrones scouting Girona, Spain for season 6

Girona Cathedral

Girona Cathedral

Season 5 of Game of Thrones is not even done, but the show already has its eye on locations for next year.

According to LaVanguardia, representatives from Game of Thrones have been scouting the northeastern Spanish city of Girona as a shooting site for season 6 of the show. Though officially there is no deal, LaVanguardia‘s sources at the Costa Brava Tourism Board have confirmed the show will be filming there for September and October. Their TV3 reports that shooting would take place over 3 weeks.

It’s unknown what places in the world of Game of Thrones Girona would be standing in for, but LaVangurdia reports production reps were “known to have expressed interest in the Cathedral and had “visited the attic of the monumental church and its plans.” The elaborate cathedral (pictured above) is a stunning piece of architecture both inside and out, and presents some intriguing possibilities. The climate of Girona is cooler than that of Seville, and it seems not likely to be another Dorne-related city.

The Call

The Call

They also took a boat trip around the Costa Brava, the coastal region of Girona. No word on whether it was a scouting trip or simply a pleasure cruise but I can think of seafarers that fans would love to see.

Another area in Girona that might serve the show well is the former Jewish ghetto named the Call that is a tourist attraction these days. The Call, with its narrow streets, would work well for a number of city settings.

This is exciting news. What do you think, readers? What do you see happening in Girona?

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    1. I think the cathedral might mean season 6 will have a big faith presence.

      Most likely Cersei’s post-walk and Margaery’s trial takes place here including the fight with the mountain and their champion

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    2. Maybe Oldtown?

      Or another Essos city like Volantis again, or Lys, but this time with Dany and her armies marching to Westeros ?

      … Highgarden ? Casterly Rock ? With George RR Martin saying in an interview we would likely see one of these cities ?
      I would bet on Highgarden maybe

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    3. My money is on Oldtown and the Citadel. Why else would Sam had told Gilly about other than to introduce the idea?

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    4. Wow this is exciting! Wasn’t expecting this sort of news so early! My guess is

      Oldtown

      for the exterior. No idea about the interior.

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    5. I’ve been to Girona. It’s beautiful, a nice quaint little place, and spent a good deal of time wandering around the Call, which is really interesting, because it had a longtime surviving Jewish community there that was a ghetto, of course, but retains a lot of history. Interesting place that they’re looking into, overall, I’d say.

      Of course, since no one else has said this, I’ll have to do it:

      This confirms Deepwood Motte!!!

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    6. It looks very nice. I for one have thought that the Water Gardens were very visually attractive (winklepickers [roach stompers I think they are called in the USA] notwithstanding). There has been mention in this year’s storyline of

      Maester Aemon being unwell so we could get Sam and Gilly’s incredible journey (I don’t think that’s a spoiler).

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    7. I feel Citadel is the only possibility unless they are interested in the interior only which makes it hard to say.

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    8. Three weeks of filming would seem to imply major new location. That’s more time than the allotted to Water Gardens filming. Only new city we know of would be Oldtown. Coastal scouting could be for setting up Ironborn attacks?

      Of course, who knows what other locations could be popping up in season 6 we don’t even know about yet. I don’t feel like there should be too many all-new locations, but I could be wrong.

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    9. Everyone is hoping Oldtown.
      Will most likely be Braavos or Kings Landing.
      No one wants more Dorne! 😛

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    10. Oh man – go on google images and look up “The Call – Girona” it just screams Old Town! … plus the fact that Sam told Gilly about it in a recent episode …

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    11. Sue the Fury,

      CGI out some of the more overtly Roman Catholic stain glass windows and a few camera angles tricks so the alter isn’t in frame and it’s totally The Citadel. The more I think about, what real world location could you use to stand-in for The Citadel besides a cathedral and kind of hard to find one that does not look religious? Not that you are one, but seems some other folks are so hesitant to think

      Samwell, Gilly and her baby son-brother would sail off to Oldtown so soon especially without the baby switcheroo stuff but I can totally how GoT would do it without that particular motivator.

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    12. Tyrion Pimpslap,

      I think that’s wishful thinking. What would cathedral help for single tower. And that tower is suppose to the Red Mountains in the middle of nowhere not right in the middle of a city so doesn’t really work for the exterior. I get GoT switches things up, but that tower’s isolation is pretty key. And one room in a tower seems like a Paint Hall set type of situation. Even if they did use this particular cathedral’s attics for that shot, it would be a doubling-up on locations. The Citadel is suppose to have a bunch of small rooms and narrow hallways (got that from looking at the visual art from the Blu-ray extras on Maester’s Chains narrated by Qyburn).

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    13. Dame of Mercia,

      Oh sorry dear Editor/Moderator if what I thought was not a spoiler was such in fact. I see you have covered it so hopefully no harm done. Hoyti VT, I think we will be getting more of the D word.

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    14. TheTouchOfFrost,

      But earlier posting confirmed that they are staying in Croatia so they have a King’s Landing in Dubrovnik and Braavos in Split already. My money is totally on The Citadel.

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    15. Glover4Live,

      I was responding to the assertion that no one wants more Dorne. I wasn’t saying this location was The Tower Of Joy, just that I would like to see more Dorne if that scene/location was included.

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    16. I just LOVE that right in the middle of a week of controversy and calls for the show’s demise … BOOM!! we get our first production article for season 6!!

      Long May Game of Thrones Reign!!!

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    17. Felt Pelt,

      You’re right … or they could just cover it up entirely … but if the Chamber of Commerce of Girona is smart, they will welcome Game of Thrones with open arms and do whatever they can to help them … the boost in tourism will be worth millions … as is already evident in Seville and Osuna …

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    18. Sounds like the Citadel at Oldtown to me, pretty much just like I imagined —very Gothic and cathedralesque.

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    19. I bet on Oldtown & the Citadel, seems to be the most reasonable new location to introduce so far into the series.

      Another possible, yet less likely choice could be Highgarden, even though the architecture looks a bit Dornish to me. I haven´t played the card-game of ASOIAF, but this place shares a striking resemblence to a depiction of Higharden I´ve once seen (sorry that I can´t give you the source :/ ). Just add a bit of vines, many and more floral highlights and a couple towers and it could be an outstanding Highgarden. Besides, the Reach is very much affected by Dornish culture due to their constant animosity and wars in the past, but also their trading-relations, so the architecture having a slight Dornish vibe could be very likely.

      Other bets could be Starfall or any Dornish city, but I wouldn´t bet on that…

      What´s very interesting: since they are starting so early with choosing new locations, it is hinted that they maybe want to introduce even more new places, since signing a contract with a city needs to happen a really long time in advance. I wonder if they started off so early, because they already got many other locations to care for and sign contracts with, so that their schedule is secured and not interrupted. Maybe, just maybe we get to see things like the Tower of Joy or Daenerys moving to Westeros? (I know it´s just speculation, but perhaps?)

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    20. Hoyti Von Totiy:

      If D&D were smart they woud see that noone is intrested in D and cut it out for the next season.

      Except D & D aren’t smart. Chances are Dorne will turn up again is S6. Just hit the “Mute” button when Obara opens her mouth to make Loud Noises.

      Girona is a beautiful city. If it is Oldtown, I wonder if Sarella will be included in the storyline.

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    21. This is very exciting news because….. NEW LOCATION! The locations, to me, are the best part of GoT, the visuals, the world, the people, the cultures. Three weeks is a long time, and suggests to me either multiple new locations with short scenes in each, or one major new location where many scenes involving multiple characters happen.

      Hoyti Von Totiy: If D&D were smart they woud see that noone is intrested in D and cut it out for the next season.

      D&D never seem to see what a fraction of book readers is not interested in, do they? 🙁

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    22. Flora Linden,

      (I will skip the part that you said that D&D aren´t smart, there´s never a good thing to come out of these discussions.)

      However, I understand your resentments against the SS and Ellaria, but maybe you should give them a second chance. Their writing was sloppy and Dorne turned out a bit bland as of now, there´s no denying that, but you should remember that this coheres for the most part with the necessity of moving three un-aligned parties into one place very fast.
      Now that they are all in the same place, they can focus on in-depth-relations between Doran/Areo & Jaime/Bronn & SS/Ellaria, so Dorne will become much more fleshed out and gets new life breathen into it. I`m sure the last 4 Episodes will redeem Dorne quite a bit, don´t give up the hope.

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    23. Kay,

      What´s very interesting: since they are starting so early with choosing new locations, it is hinted that they maybe want to introduce even more new places, since signing a contract with a city needs to happen a really long time in advance. I wonder if they started off so early, because they already got many other locations to care for and sign contracts with, so that their schedule is secured and not interrupted. Maybe, just maybe we get to see things like the Tower of Joy or Daenerys moving to Westeros? (I know it´s just speculation, but perhaps?)

      I didn´t want to write this again, so I quoted myself here. Pretty much thought the same, Kay, I really think there´s a possibility we´ll get to see MANY new places.

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    24. ummm… no idea. I’m skeptical about Oldtown, but I don’t have any better ideas, either. I suppose it could be some place in Essos, too: there is a lot of space between Meereen and Kings Landing, after all.

      Let’s face it: we really do not know what is in store.

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    25. I just rewatched e6. People are really overdoing it with the Dorne hate.

      Doran Martell has had like three scenes and they were all awesome. Areo Hotah is awesome. The Ellaria/SS plot is underbaked, but that demands MORE Dorne, not less. They needed to have MORE scenes to distinguish the SS from each other; they needed to explain exactly why Jaime/Bronn or Ellaria/SS thought that kidnapping Myrcella in broad daylight from a super obvious location was a good plan, or else give them MORE scenes to lay out a BETTER plan.

      To sum up and restate: All of the complaints about Dorne tend in the direction of needing MORE Dorne, not less.

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    26. Kay: D&D never seem to see what a fraction of book readers is not interested in, do they?

      heh, well, I’m not sure that they weren’t aware. It seemed to me like the “Iron Islands suck More!” side was more numerous back in the day: but that might have been because I was on the “Dorne sucks more!” side: every foe gets counted twice, you know!

      And, of course

      early Winter chapters do suggest that plot stuff is happening in Dorne.

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    27. The Starry Sept is in Old Town, isn’t it? The interior of the Cathedral might work well for that, although I can’t think of why we would need a scene inside of it,

      unless we’re going to spend time on Sam and Gilly going site-seeing.

      Another possibility is Pentos. I’d bet there’s a good chance that we’ll see more of Illyrio considering how many times Varys mentioned his name in the first episode this season.

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    28. Yung Wolf:
      And so it begins…

      It’s way too early to start getting hyped for S6.

      It’s never too early, my friend. I’ve been hyped for book 6 for 3 years now, might as well get hyped for S6, too. LOL

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    29. I’d just like to point out that most of the regular commentators on here seem to think that they speak for GoT fandom as a whole, especially when laying down their judgement on Dorne, the SS & alternative storylines of season 5.

      You are aware that approx 6-7 million people tune in each week (that doesn’t include groups watching it at the same time, or downloads/streams). Not everyone jumps on the internet after each episode to discuss whether they liked it or not. On the whole we’re a lot more likely to express negative reactions than positive – hence why every facebook post from the show is littered with 500 anti-sandsnake posts. THIS IS NOT PROPORTIONATE. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT EVERYONE HATES DORNE AND HATES THE SANDSNAKES. We are the vocal minority, and even on this board opinions are not uniform on where this season is failing. Nearly everyone I know thinks this is one of the strongest seasons and apart from a few jokes, people are still interested in the Dorne storyline. This doesn’t mean that I think everyone loves Dorne.

      Before passing judgement for yourself I’d recommend seeing how the story pans out – no doubt there will be good and bad points that we can all debate our opinions rather than making stupid statements such as “D&D should listen to their fans and just cut Dorne”. That line of argument is ridiculous.

      Rant over.

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    30. The place is beautiful. I don’t think it’s specifically Oldtown, they could do a lot of filming there. Even for King’s Landing.

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    31. Yay!! As I said it’s just 45 minutes north of Barcelona, where I live, and it’s got his own airport, wich is quite busy (I’ll be using it myself to go to Bristol—>Glastonbury in a month time!!!).

      The news has caused quite a stir here in Catalunya

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    32. Are people still moaning about Dorne? Essentially people want to get on the net and have a little whine, they’re upset about the lack of Arianne and Darkstar and this clouds their judgement. People were ready for this storyline to fail, and yet Siddig is immense, as is Varma, and we havent even hit the main part of the storyline yet.

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    33. Brotherhood without Banter,

      If there’s one thing D&D should do, it’s this …

      Never, never, NEVER listen to anything the “fans” want.

      They know what the end-game is, and they have their vision firmly in place. They’ve produced one of the single most successful TV show in history, and by far the most successful fantasy TV series, as well as the most successful pay-TV series in history. They know what they’re doing.

      Changing anything to please the fans is only going to end up in disaster. Case in point? “Snakes on a Plane.”

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    34. Durrandon’s Fool,

      The really square, gray, medieval look of that cathedral doesn’t fit with what we’ve seen of Pentos at all though. Everything in Pentos is round and ornate in various warm earth tones. If we’re revisiting a Free City, it could mayyybe fit the look the established for Volantis, but even that would be a stretch.

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    35. Josh L.: Changing anything to please the fans is only going to end up in disaster.

      Three seasons of Deepwood Motte, turtles, Jamie talking to randoms in the Riverlands, Brienne wandering aimlessly, Bran sitting in a cave, Coldhands and Strong Belwas, and don’t forget two full episodes of Acorn Hall! How could that possibly be a disaster? 😉

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    36. Simeon: How could that possibly be a disaster?

      eh, it still wouldn’t feel complete unless we got to see each and every meal in great detail. In fact, we probably should see the meals getting prepared, too!

      (That written, the thought of watching medieval cooking would probably put most of us off of food for a long while!)

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    37. People need to give Bryan Cogman and D&D the benefit of the doubt when it comes to Dorne.

      No way in fucking hell did they expect it to turn out like this. Im sure once they received the footage from Spain, they knew it was as shit as it appears on screen. They do the best the can, and unlike GRRM who rewrites chapters 2-3 times, they cannot reshoot.

      I suspect Dorne got no budget or time… and I blame the director more. U really think Bryan Cogman wrote on his script “and then the sand snakes sneak into their own house, underneath Doran, in ninja outfits, in broad daylight to steal the princess”…

      HOPE THIS IS OLDTOWN

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    38. Sam,
      Brotherhood without Banter,
      Josh L.,

      I agree wholeheartedly with your comments.

      I too think that one of the main problems with Dorne is the sheer lack of screen-time and proper development given so far. It’s a writing, editing and pacing issue. Hopefully now that all parties have been coralled, we’ll get some better, more intimate scenes which will showcase that storyline better. We still have no clue as to what Doran’s plans are.

      There is a danger of thinking that just because a certain faction of an online fandom is screaming bloody murder the loudest about an aspect of the show, that they represent the majority of viewers. I know that my friends and family who watched were deeply affected by Ep 6’s final scene but they are still loving the show. They are all unsullied. None of them have complained that the SS are the worst thing ever in the history of the show. Sure, it’s just a tiny sample size, but it just goes to prove that everyone has differing opinions as to how well the show is doing, which characters/plots are most deserving of attention etc.

      That’s why it’s important that D&D stick with their vision rather than cave to whichever the fans are bellowing the loudest each season. I’ve already seen this happen with other TV productions and for me, at least, it usually led to disaster story-wise.

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    39. pau,

      I want Messi as Pate!

      No, really, what i really want in thrones is the “Catedral de Santa Eulalia de Barcelona”.
      That would be amazing!

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    40. Wimsey,

      Doran and Areoh are the only good things about Dorne. Euron is the best thing about the II. If only those components of their respective storyline would have made it on screen with a healthy dose of D&D fusing major characters to them, that would have been satisfactory to most fans. Instead there’s the SS and disappointment.

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    41. Wimsey,

      Tywin skinning the stag in S1 just about did that for me.

      Sam,

      We need a Dorne that is more complete and detailed that what we have seen to date. That means more of Doran and his plans. Instead, Dorne has felt rushed and trivial. Some odd choices were made when deciding how to introduce Dorne to viewers. Hopefully, this episode can deliver on the intrigue that we believe exists in this story line.

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    42. Succubint,

      There is a danger of thinking that just because a certain faction of an online fandom is screaming bloody murder the loudest about an aspect of the show, that they represent the majority of viewers. I know that my friends and family who watched were deeply affected by Ep 6’s final scene but they are still loving the show. They are all unsullied. None of them have complained that the SS are the worst thing ever in the history of the show. Sure, it’s just a tiny sample size, but it just goes to prove that everyone has differing opinions as to how well the show is doing, which characters/plots are most deserving of attention etc.

      I watch the TV show with my unsullied wife, and my brother and sister-in-law (both semi-unsullied in that they haven’t read the books but don’t care about spoilers and will look up things on the wiki if they want to).

      Everybody felt that the ending scene, with Sansa’s bedding / rape, was dark and disturbing but they understood its importance to the plot and they felt the internet furor over that scene was ridiculous. To quote my brother, “This is Game of Thrones, what were they expecting?” and the consensus was that out of everything this show has done, including infanticide, murdering a pregnant woman, the other rape scenes such as the Dany-Drogo wedding night in the first episode, and the forced castration of Theon/Reek, they didn’t understand why THIS was what suddenly sent everybody over the edge regarding Game of Thrones.

      They’re not overly fond of the Sand Snakes, mostly feeling that the characters and scenes are boring, but they don’t hate the Dorne storyline. My family (myself included) think the show is still as great as it’s ever been. Their overall take on S5E6 was generally that it was a good episode.

      Mind you, this is just a data sample of only four people, and obviously my family does not speak for the general Game of Thrones fanbase, but looking at the ratings, the total viewers, and the number of illegal downloads, this show is doing just fine despite what a small, overly vocal group on the internet claims otherwise.

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    43. Knight of Storm´s End:
      I bet on Oldtown & the Citadel, seems to be the most reasonable new location to introduce so far into the series.
      Maybe, just maybe we get to see things like the Tower of Joy or Daenerys moving to Westeros? (I know it´s just speculation, but perhaps?)

      Seems that way.Oldtown has been mentioned several times this season and it will be very dissapointing if nothing good comes from that.

      For sure we’ll see Dany’s journey to Westeros(hopefully swift version of it),but doubt we gonna see ToJ ever.It would be perfect opportunity to bring Sen Bean back like Jason Momoa and for that matter I’m really hopeful on Harry Lloyd presence as part of Dany’s Vision Quest.It’s a glorious opportunity to bring Harry back.He was an amazing presence as Viserys and hopefully D&D will include that in the show as well.

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    44. Pedrissimo:
      pau,

      I want Messi as Pate!

      No, really, what i really want in thrones is the “Catedral de Santa Eulalia de Barcelona”.
      That would be amazing!

      Yes it would 😉

      PS: Messi is God!

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    45. HelloThere,

      I don’t think you can say that they didn’t know it would be bad until they saw it. A.) At least one of them is always on set for filming and B.) the worst part is the script itself, which they wrote. I don’t think anyone would care about a poorly choreographed and shot action scene that much if t was in service of well-written characters. People have been forgiving subpar fight scenes on this show for four years now. There is no way filming ever could have gone well enough to make up for the script they wrote.

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    46. Sue the Fury,

      The exterior definitely could be Oldtown. Did you see other pictures of the city? They can definitely film some Braavos and Oldtown scenes there

      The interior of the cathedral is definitely something religious, though. Perhaps the High Sparrow’s court of the Faith? For the trials?

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    47. Kay,

      If Oldtown is in, I can see it becoming a major hot zone in season 6.

      It could potentially involve Dany, Tyrion, the Greyjoys (hopefully), Dorne (let’s hope it improves, because it’s here to stay), Sam (obviously) and the Faceless Men (either Arya, Jaqen or both out on a mission). I’m thinking Dany vs Euron could be the big battle episode of season 6 (as in, its Blackwater).

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    48. Old town in the reach and where the kingsmoot is where they have all the kraken bones at the iron islands, the heart of Pyke

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    49. Ginevra,

      The problem with this hope is that the over-arching tale needs to start merging storylines, not diverging them. Ultimately, the key to the Great War for the Dawn or whatever its called will not be some spell that they learn from the Maesters; instead, it is going to be some decision or set of decisions by Daeny, Jon, Tyrion, Arya, etc. that will attempt to be “least of possible evil” choices that stem directly from their character evolution over the prior 6 seasons/books.

      Plotwise, next year should focus on getting Daeny back to Westeros, sorting out the Lannister vs. Baratheon vs. Targaryen threeway, and then moving things into position for the Big War. Obviously, we do not know what the Story told by Winter will be, but I am betting that it will focus on choosing between sides when you are not wholy opposed to or in favor of a side against whom or with whom you will stand.

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    50. Wimsey,

      No way the entire last season will be dedicated to the White Walkers. A huge chunk of it, yes, but I think the game of thrones and the struggle for King’s Landing will last till well into the final season.

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    51. Gironi, is there a lighthouse and adequate historical harbor? They’re big landmarks in Oldtown, so it would be a shame if they’re CGI’d.. Oh well, that’s what they did with the Titan, so I guess it’s possible.

      Pedrissimo: incredible

      Messi as Pate, Neymar as Alleras and Suarez as Maester Marwyn! Yes! Yes! Yes! 😀

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    52. Yep. Very different to the Arabic Andaluz style they chose for Dorne. Much more Gothic. I think we have our citadel and high tower.

      Yay!

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    53. THE RED KEEP CONFIRMED!!!!

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    54. Geralt of Rivia,

      Hmm, I’m actually still optimistic we’ll get to see TOJ, maybe not this season, but in season 6. If Jon is revealed to be R+L, they need something visual to back it up. Besides, why would they state that from now on Flashbacks will be integral part of the series while we’ve effectively only seen one? There are big things to come. Imagine this (mild spoiler): Bran will green-see through the weir-wood-trees in season6, introducing interesting new facts about the lore of Westeros. It would be easy to let him look through something like a stone or dried-up-weirwoodface (it would be plausible that Lyanna had brought such a piece of identity with her) at the TOJ or to directly look through Eddard’s eyes in this scene, who has constantly prayed to the Old gods. This way they could both subtley confirm it while effectively not having to give a definite statement.

      But I completely agree with you on the other points: Momoa and Llyod should be back (and I guess they will be), they were amazing in season 1. Bringing them back now makes sense, since Dany’s overall arc this season seems to be her lack of reflection and blind trust in advisors, so bringing back these two as symbols for the conflicted parts in her in the Visions-arc would be great. She needs to learn to stand for herself again, which Drogo will tell her, while Viserys will try to expose her as a complete failure. If that is introduced in Season 6, it’s gonna be interesting stuff, definitely.

      Still, Dany shall never take the Iron Throne, there’s only one true king to rule Westeros…whose name is Baratheon. 😉

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    55. Josh L.,

      ‘Snakes on a Plane.’ My God, that would be awesome! And it would explain how everyone gets from place to place so quickly on the show.

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    56. Josh L.,

      Oh, and, about D&D ignoring web chatter and just pursuing their vision.

      D&D claim to ignore the web, as does GRRM, who has said his creative process is not a democracy.

      But honestly, some of the highly developed theories out there are wonderful! I actually have spent more time on the various fan theories/predictions/what does it all mean sites than I have on the books.

      I’m actually at the point where I’d love to see some of the theories play out, like the posited D=E reveal.

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    57. jentario,

      It is not just about White Walkers: it is about the multiway war between them, the Trees and R’hllor. The key issue that neither book nor show have begun to explore is: what are they each “about”? This is not banal good vs. evil. It is probably the Game being played at a higher level.

      Of course, the real issues are going to be: what will the lead characters choose once they do begin to learn? Plotwise, how are they going to learn the important truths? How much dissension will arise among them because of it?

      This is not Lord of the Rings, afterall. Look for it to be more like Season 4 of Babylon 5.

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    58. Tyrion Pimpslap,
      Glover4Live

      I dunno. Obviously it would be epic done right but could they do it justice without the full backstory? Ideal situation would be it being the finale (or one of them) of a Robert’s Rebellion prequel series or trilogy of films. One can but hope!

      As much as I’d love them to shoot more in the UK ( I think the amount of untapped ruins, castles, towers, etc in England , Scotland and Wales is immense!) , if they’re going to make Oldtown more Moorish akin to Dorne (which I hope they don’t too much) then if they’re shooting in Spain then the Tower of Hercules or the lighthouse in cabo de palos would be fantastic for the iconic tower or the Citadel! 🙂

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    59. Wimsey:
      jentario,

      This is not Lord of the Rings, afterall.Look for it to be more like Season 4 of Babylon 5.

      Let’s hope this time the storyline isn’t swiftly and unsatisfactorily over by Episode 6 due to fears of cancellation! 😉

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    60. The Dorne experience turned out to be a disaster! Partly I think they were just too excited about the access they got to the overrated “water garden” they forgot to do good writing, acting and directing altogether! D&D kept saying in the promos how lucky and excited they are to be shooting in the gardens! It seemed they just want to film anything there and more focus is on the “cool” location than other things. I hope they dont get carried away again by new locations and drop the ball on everything else!

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    61. Succubint,

      For the cardinal rule of “listening to the fans brings disaster” look no further than season 3 of Arrow. While this is a lower calibre show compared to GoT the lesson sticks: A large section of the fanbase wanted the protagonist and the cool nerdy girl to become a couple and the writers caved to them completely, taking a potentially epic season arc and drowning it in melodrama.

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    62. After rewatching the ep, I think Dorne isn’t nearly as bad as it first seemed. I also liked Ellaria better in this episode (because I generally hate her now). Even the Sand Snakes aren’t all that bad.

      The major negative point is the ridiculous timing. The show is better than that, but it pulls that card way too often.

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    63. Knight of Storm´s End,

      No worries. I actually don’t have have a problem with Dorne. I was being sarcastic in my post, or at least, trying to. Sorry for the misunderstanding!

      Like you, I think the storyline will be straightened out by season’s end, most likely by Doran.

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    64. Looks like Oldtown, but I got really excited when I read the first post. Seeing Starfall would be beyond awesome!!

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    65. Eldan,

      Thank you so much for posting those photos! Those places are stunningly beautiful, and I hope to see one or more of them in the show!

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    66. Eldan,

      Yep, those are really pretty.

      The church you say they scouted looks like Dorne.
      The bridge reminded me of the inn in Oldtown and looks great.
      The white building with the steps looks very Braavos.
      The last photo screams Casterly Rock (Casterly Hill, maybe?)

      This region has a bunch of potentially great locations. I’m glad HBO is interested in it. Thanks for the pics.

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    67. Eldan,

      Those photos are wonderful! All of the locations they depict have the potential to stand in for several notable locations in the Game of Thrones universe. Thank you for linking to them!

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    68. Flora Linden,

      No need to be sorry. As a non-native speaker, maybe I just have to sharpen my senses for the english usage of irony. 🙂

      Anyways, I’m glad to see there are people who are still optimistic concerning Dorne, some of the folks I talked with about this topic already dismissed it as a failed experiment. I always thought that this was a bit too early to judge, so I’m glad that apparently many on WOTW are still optimistic.

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    69. jentario,

      thanks there are some other places that could appear. The Call (the jewish getto) it’s just incredibly preserved and with the narrow streets will work incredibly great for OldTown.

      The picture of the white building with steps it’s the façade of the Girona Cathedral (the one in the news photo. The entrance looks awesome and with some CGI could look like a pretty decent Citadel.

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    70. Oldtown

      Does anyone know if we’re ever gonna get Sunspear? Or is that supposed to be represented by the water gardens?

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    71. Knight of Storm’s End:
      Geralt of Rivia,

      Hmm, I’m actually still optimistic we’ll get to see TOJ, maybe not this season, but in season 6. If Jon is revealed to be R+L, they need something visual to back it up. Besides, why would they state that from now on Flashbacks will be integral part of the series while we’ve effectively only seen one? There are big things to come. Imagine this (mild spoiler): Bran will green-see through the weir-wood-trees in season6, introducing interesting new facts about the lore of Westeros. It would be easy to let him look through something like a stone or dried-up-weirwoodface (it would be plausible that Lyanna had brought such a piece of identity with her) at the TOJ or to directly look through Eddard’s eyes in this scene, who has constantly prayed to the Old gods. This way they could both subtley confirm it while effectively not having to give a definite statement.

      But I completely agree with you on the other points: Momoa and Llyod should be back (and I guess they will be), they were amazing in season 1. Bringing them back now makes sense, since Dany’s overall arc this season seems to be her lack of reflection and blind trust in advisors, so bringing back these two as symbols for the conflicted parts in her in the Visions-arc would be great. She needs to learn to stand for herself again, which Drogo will tell her, while Viserys will try to expose her as a complete failure. If that is introduced in Season 6, it’s gonna be interesting stuff, definitely.

      Still, Dany shall never take the Iron Throne, there’s only one true king to rule Westeros…whose name is Baratheon.

      OMG I would kill to see Sean Bean circa 1990 again. Maybe I just need to go and buy DVDs of all his old stuff. Why did I never watch Sharpe? You don’t know what you got till it’s gone. I always struggle to remember the first thing I saw him on, he was one of those actors who does lots of small parts before hitting the big time, he even did an advert.

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    72. I definitely remember Sean Bean in ‘Clarissa’, ‘Lady Chatterley’, ‘Stormy Monday’ and ‘Shopping’ (Jude Law’s breakthrough movie with his wife).

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