We recently learned that Vila Dalmacija, a historic villa located on the coast of Marjan Hill in Split, had been added to the list of new locations for Season 5. Courtesy of Split.com.hr we now have a first look at some of the changes that have been made, as the villa transforms into a Game of Thrones set.
The backside of the villa has been painted yellow, with a facade of brickwork and carved archways painted over top.
A number of horticultural accents have also been placed, with some additional potted plants waiting nearby.
The final new addition to the surroundings is a large blue platform that was spotted floating in the bay, which may help to aid filming along the shore.
With these changes it’s looking very likely that this new location will represent either Dorne or Pentos.
Blaire: Many thanks to The_Rabbit01 for the tip!
Pentos. Definitely Pentos.
The link to split.com.hr (btw, I would spell it like this not “Split.Com.Hr”, like in the post, looks strange) produces a 404 “page not found” error.
Let’s hope we get a Roger Allam confirmation sometime soon then.
EDIT: BTW, if Dinklage still has a beard at the Emmys, doesn’t that mean (since he’s been to Belfast and presumably shot there) that Tyrion will have a beard for at least part of s5?
A nice garden, probably with some nice mushrooms.
Mushrooms. Kissed with garlic and bathed in butter. I am told the taste is exquisit. Have one, my friend. Have two.
I was thinking the same thing while watching him do the ice bucket challenge. He’s on the run in disguise, the more hidden his face is the better. And he’s living rough so the beard makes sense. I can’t wait to see Varys disguised too. We’re so used to him being in silk robes.
It looks too lush for Dorne. If this was Dorne, it’d have to be the Water Gardens, but they’re already going all the way to Spain to film that.
So I’m going to be cautiously optimistic about this being Pentos.
I’m going to have to agree that this is probably Pentos. It just doesn’t look like Dorne to me.
And Lena’s got nice short hair, perfect for
Oh and I must say this set doesn’t look very GOTy yet, but they probaby need to finish some details. And I agree it is likely it is Pentos, it would probably seem very off as Dorne compared to the spain locations.
They don’t HAVE to do it, but it would make for a pretty powerful moment.
I also agree with others I see this location being Pentos
I agree, the impact it has is quite important, I’m just not 100% convinced it would translate well to screen, but in D&D we trust (sometimes 😉 ).
You’re all wrong. THAT is my bachelor pad.
Looks like Illyrio’s estate :-]
I wonder if Lancel is coming back for season 5
Mine is the Furry,
I find that personally offensive. Go away :'(
Has there been any confirmation on Blackfish for Season 5?
News on the actor playing illyrio for s5?
My thoughts too.
I concur, looks like the mushroom place 🙂
Illyrio’s pad does it for me too – the whole place has strong echoes of the S1 location used on Malta
Looking at the Pentos scenes in S1E1, this place looks VERY much like Illyrio’s palace. Also with the stairs and the view of the sea. Definitely Pentos. Also, do we know when filming will take place here? Since Roger Allam is starring in a play from September 25th-November 1.
EDIT: Ok, the original article says filming in Split will complete the week before the 25th of september, so that should be ok.
Yo, that’s Illyrio’s manse.
I’m super worried about the rumors that
It’s even more ridiculous that the church opposing the filming, isn’t even on the route that will be used and the scene is not even remotely sexual.
The villa façade is beautiful. Love the color, archways and brickwork.
I really hope they do the
I can’t wait!
I hope that’s not a finished set (the first two photos). It looks like the kind of awfully kitschy modern villa that a South American drug lord might live in. There’s nothing of the Middle Ages about it at all. I find the positive comments to be surprising…
On the bright side, I think it highly unlikely that it’s a finished set.
Ms. D. Ranged in AZ,
I don’t think they will shave her, but I do hope they will at least giver her a short boyish haircut to show the transformation.
Or a dictator. It was one of Tito’s residences.
I agree. My first thought was that it looks too contemporary to be a game of thrones’ set but let’s see where they take it.
Interior scenes are done in Belfast so he might only need to be on location in Croatia for a couple of days.
So do you think they’re gonna cut the Blackfish for season 5 (or possibly from here on out)? He has some great lines in AFFC.
I doubt the walk of shame will happen. Lena Heady must have an iron clad no nudity clause. She never shows any skin on the show. She’s fully dressed in all her sex scenes.
It will happen. Lena’s addressed this very issue in interviews.
She’s always fully clothed because of the walk of shame. The viewers will see Cersei nude for the first time (well, all those who didn’t watch 300) on the Walk of Shame and that will make the impact all the greater (her words I believe).
I think Lena has the cojones to shave her head. Just think how powerful that scene would be to actually watch that happen to her. She seems like the type of person that would say “F*** it! Shave it off!!” 🙂 She loves her character, she’s stated that before, so I’m willing to bet she’ll do it. GO LENA!
Also I don’t think they’d cut the walk of shame because some church disapproves. They obviously have the capacity to use digital help for the scene if need be.
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