New details emerge about filming in Spain

La Plaza de Toros Osuna, Spain

La Plaza de Toros Osuna, Spain

According to El Pais preparation has already begun for filming in Osuna, Spain at a bullfighting ring called appropriately enough Plaza de Toros beginning October 17th. In addition, the article has some new details about what scenes will be filmed at the Real Alcázar de Sevilla starting on October 10th.

MAJOR SPOILERS below the cut!

Updated: The church shown originally was not the correct one and the information has been updated as of 1:55 pm EST (Dame Pasty)

El Pais is reporting that 500 extras are being fitted for slave costumes in Osuna and that a certain scene featuring Daenerys will involve over one thousand extras–the rest of the thousand probably being made up of Unsullied soldiers.  Of course, Sullied viewers know this is probably going to be the much anticipated Daznak Pit scene.  There are unconfirmed reports that filming might also occur in Osuna at El Coto Las Canteras, the Collegiate Church of our Lady of the Assumption or the old University.  El Coto de las Canteras appears to have been a rock quarry that was converted into an concert hall and auditorium and is quite beautiful. Photos of the three sites are at bottom.

To add to the excitement unnamed sources in the article have reported that Peter Dinklage will be arriving shortly so this would further cement the idea that Tyrion will be present at the Pit scene.  Alas, no word on the presence of Penny.

In addition, preparation at the Real Alcázar de Sevilla will begin on October 6th with filming to begin four days later on the 10th.  People who have been or will be working on the site have not only confirmed outdoor shots but are also saying there will be an indoor dining scene as well.  What scene do you think they will be filming?

El Coto de Las Canteras

El Coto de Las Canteras

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“Osuna – Universidad” by Antonio M. Romero Dorado – Own work. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Map of Osuna, Spain

Location of three new possible filming locations in Osuna, Spain

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    1. I guess this is more like “official, official” confirmation, but this is all stuff that we already knew, right?

      When I saw “major spoilers” I got excited. I’m pretty well satiated with the Braavos, Dorne, King’s Landing, Meereen news, it’s fairly clear what’s happening in all those storylines.

      I’m guessing the other storylines are more centred in Northern Ireland where not as much in the way of leaks seem to surface. Too bad.

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    2. Really shows how much effort & planning goes into creating a scene that may take up 20 minutes of screen time- if that. Thank the Gods for HBO & their deep pockets.

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    3. The report about Valladolid cathedral is wrong. Valladolid is far far far away of Osuna

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    4. Yes, I love you HBO!

      And if you haven’t read these essays, which I stumbled across a while back, you definitely should. They explain Dany’s storyline – and Jon’s – extremely well and have added tremendously to my understanding and enjoyment of the whole series. They will be worth your time and you’ll be wanting more topics covered by this guy.
      http://meereeneseblot.wordpress.com/about/

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    5. How about a map of where these places are? Something you can add all shooting locations from all seasons eventually. Like a layer on a google map. k thx.

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    6. That is pretty nifty news! And good call to say MAJOR spoiler below the cut, since

      Tyrion in the same place as Dany would sure be one to Unsullied.

      This has potential to be such a mind-blowing sequence.

      And I suppose King Tommen does have a point … we haven’t, for instance, seen or heard much of, say, Brienne, Pod or Sansa in quite some time in terms of being spotted while filming. Which is not to complain — it just may mean better security in NI, or just that they are doing a lot more indoor filming in studios.

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    7. Oh, man. I wish I knew about this website before now. I’ve been suffering through the new-and-downgraded WinterIsComing site for a while now, and now I’m looking at all these great filming updates I’ve missed.

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    8. Comment for anyone with post production or set location work, this is concerning the Osuna Plaza de Toros. The lightpoles around the interior of the arena, will GoT crew remove them for filming, could be expensive; drape them with banners, or cgi over them (which could be more expensive and prohibitive considering extras will be in the seats).

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    9. Boojam,

      Actually I meant to use infamous because several storylines took a turn for the worse at that point. One could also see it positively because Dany finally rides a dragon but we later learn that she hasn’t really fully trained Drogon because she can’t make him fly where she wants. So overall it’s famous but not in a good way, hence “infamous”.

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    10. King Tommen,

      No, I don’t think we knew just how many extras and if we did, did we know what they would be wearing? Also, I thought the news that there was to be an indoor dining scene at the Alcazar to be new. And finally, Tyrion being present had not yet been confirmed and since we hadn’t any news of Penny it was unclear if he would end up in Daznak’s Pit (we all hoped but weren’t sure). But if that’s all old news, then mea culpa.

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    11. It should be a mind blowing scene! Very curious how the

      poisoned locust plot

      is handled or if they keep it. The locations look impressive and I hope for an episode 9 like we haven’t seen before. (I always think it’s hard to top the previous season’s ep 9 but somehow it’s always doable lol.)

      Oh, and reading that Peter is there warms my heart.

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    12. do you think ep9 will be focusing on one thing only ? like black water or twotw ? maybe it will be about the

      battle of winterfell ?

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    13. cantuse,

      That’s not what infamous means. It means “bad reputation.” Or maybe you are joking… in that case I’m the thick one because I don’t get the joke.

      Dame Pasty,

      I get your reasoning for describing the scene at Daznak’s Pit as “infamous”, since it is a negatively game-changing event for many characters, but honestly it just reads like you are saying the chapter has been badly received.

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    14. Luka Nieto,
      Sigh….wasn’t my intention. I just changed it to “much anticipated”, which nobody better argue with or I will have to pull out some shrubbery and whack you all across the “nees” 😉

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    15. see this

      the actor has become older and his voice changed so much I hope they dont recast him though

      charles is also here he didnt talk about got too much though

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    16. Dame Pasty:
      Boojam,

      One could also see it positively because Dany finally rides a dragon but we later learn that she hasn’t really fully trained Drogon because she can’t make him fly where she wants.So overall it’s famous but not in a good way, hence “infamous”.

      But she kind-a-sort-a does control Drogon in her final chapter.

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    17. My only real concern for the Daznak scene is…

      How will Dany riding the Dragon look. Always a worry having CGI interacting with real actors like that.

      Probably shouldn’t be too worried, I guess… they had Giants riding Mammoths last season, and they were great. And the standard of the CGI has been amazing throughout, getting better with each season. I hope we get an Inside the Episode, and the VFX reel for it, when it’s aired, just to see how they do it.

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    18. King Tommen,

      Must admit to feeling the same. It’s nice to know things are coming together nicely in those areas and stories we know about but I’m yearning for just some hints of what’s happening to the other characters.

      Lady Nym,

      Seems like a bright and mature young lad. Here’s hoping Rickon leads and army of Skagossi/Wildings/Northmen to retake the North!

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    19. TheTouchOfFrost:
      King Tommen,

      Must admit to feeling the same. It’s nice to know things are coming together nicely in those areas and stories we know about but I’m yearning for just some hints of what’s happening to the other characters.

      Lady Nym,

      Seems like a bright and mature young lad. Here’s hoping Rickon leads and army of Skagossi/Wildings/Northmen to retake the North!

      with shaggydog next to him !

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    20. Do you guys think they could turn the exterior Canteras site into the Temple of the Graces? If shot right, and with the adequate amount of green screen/CGI, it could make a beautiful entrance for it. It’s old and hard and primitive but with the right amount of culture and.. well, grace.

      And I’m guessing the banquet/interior dining stuff is related to Dany’s wedding, which they might blend with the Yunkai party. Too bad Xaro won’t be showing his face any time soon, though. :c

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    21. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Spooging about La Plaza de Toros without giving a thought to how HBO and GOT are promoting the torture and murder of moo cows!

      Those delicious, delicious moo cows.

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    22. El Coto Las Canteras is mesmerizing. I know it’s not confirmed but does anyone have any idea what storyline might be filmed there ?

      I’m so excited about Daznak’s pit!!!! Hopefully it will include an awesome scene in which Jorah can show his badassery (without dying). Please don’t screw it D&D…

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    23. If done correctly, the Daznak’s Pit scene will be fucking spectacular. Imagine all this happening simultaneously:

      Tyrion and Dany in the same scene, Drogon returns, poisoned locusts and the other two dragons set free!

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    24. Cumsprite:
      You should all be ashamed of yourselves. Spooging about La Plaza de Toros without giving a thought to how HBO and GOT are promoting the torture and murder of moo cows!

      Those delicious, delicious moo cows.

      If it were dogs, cats, dolphins or any other “cute” or “desirable” animal being tortured then what?

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    25. I think Ser Barristan should have the badass moment in the pit sencs , Jorah had alot of it since s01 but we never saw Barristan fight in the show and if you remember in this moment in the book barristan

      jumbed into the pit trying to disract Drogon from Dany

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    26. Boojam,

      Yeah, I agree but “sort of” controlling a dragon is like “sort of” being on fire. It’s not likely to end well and even if it does, it’s gonna hurt like hell in the meantime.

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    27. Dame Pasty:

      Yeah, I agree but “sort of” controlling a dragon is like “sort of” being on fire.It’s not likely to end well and even if it does, it’s gonna hurt like hell in the meantime.

      That’s the one thing I rather enjoyed while reading “The Princess and the Queen” short story. It went into great detail regarding “dragon taming”. Often, the process did prove tragic and fatal. At the end of the ordeal, it really was the dragon that accepted the rider rather than the rider controlling the dragon. The bond was not natural initially but over time the rider/dragon’s personalities almost overlapped. I think GRRM also implied there was a mental link established as they bonded in the air.

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