Filming for Game of Thrones season 6 at the Mesa Roldán in Almería has been confirmed, bringing another exciting new location into the mix of shooting in Spain.
According to La Voz de Almería, the news was announced by the local council through an official statement, detailing the filming decided by show producters and Carboneras mayor Salvador Hernández. La Voz reports that Mesa Roldán, its tower and its surroundings will hosting shooting this October. Mesa Roldán is a coastal mesa holding a lighthouse and the remains of a watchtower.
The publication reports that, “The producer has chosen Mesa Roldán for the beauty of its landscape, its easy access, its vegetation and the peculiarities of its land.”
In other location news, it’s been a very busy couple weeks for the extras casting agency in Spain, with Navarre, Almería and Girona. In the Valencian town of Peñíscola, casting was held on July 6th.
Casting director Rafael Guardamuro told ABC.es that they’ve seen “less people than expected,” though 1,700 people showed up to apply to be extras.
According to Guardamuro, though the announcement requested mostly dark-haired types, “There will be some blondes.” The casting director avoided confirming what Game of Thrones location Peñíscola will be, when speaking with ABC.es.