We have fresh Game of Thrones updates on new locations in Spain today, with hints as to what they mean for season 7, including a Daenerys spoiler. The latest info from Almodóvar del Río brings us dates for the planned location shoot, while the show’s crews get to work on Muriola Beach.
Europa Press reports that from November 4th to the 16th, the Castillo de Almodóvar del Río will be closed to the public. That time period includes the days Game of Thrones will need to prepare the site for filming, the actual shooting time, and the clean-up and equipment breakdown period afterward.
The region’s extras casting call in September provided the initial info that the shooting period for Seville and Almodóvar del Río would approximately be between November 1st and 12th.
Up in the Basque Country town of Barrika, the crew has arrived and set to work on readying Muriola Beach for filming. According to Noticias de Gipuzkoa, public notices have restricted parking around the beach, beginning last Thursday the 13th, with the restrictions in place until this Saturday, October 22nd.
The exact date of filming on Muriola Beach hasn’t been officially announced but Los Siete Reinos has heard that filming there will occur next Wednesday and Thursday.
Noticias de Gipuzkoa notes that as of yesterday, workers have now closed off public access to beach where they’ll be filming.
Filming is also expected to take place throughout next week at Itzurun Beach over in Zumaia, and the security will be very tight. So if you were hoping to visit the set, well you might run into some trouble. City officials are closing off the area, including access to the cliffs overhead. Locals will only be able to enter the area with some sort of permit obtained from the city.
As for what role these similar locations will be playing, the visuals are pointing toward Dragonstone, but there is no official word at this time.
Spoilers beyond the gif!
We have heard that Daenerys will have multiple scenes at Dragonstone this year, with the place serving as her home base. Dragonstone is a logical stop before landing in mainland Westeros, and its her family’s ancestral property, so it’s a natural fit for Daenerys. She was born there, and now Dany is going home.
It looks like Peter Dinklage may have just arrived in Bilbao, as well! That makes sense, since Tyrion goes where Dany does, now.
— BORJA AGUDO (@BORJAAGUDO) October 18, 2016