Spain is not just for the Dornish. Filming in Osuna in combination some cast pictures with lucky fans seems to confirm that the country is also playing host to a city across the Narrow Sea.
A photo of the Plaza de Toros has surfaced, featuring not only a gigantic green screen, but also, a smattering of extras in the stands. Targaryen banners confirm that this is a part of Dany’s story line; most likely her excursion with Hizdahr zo Loraq to Daznak’s Pit.
shuffled, her arrival at the Pit means that she will reach the end of her
In addition to the Pit pic, several photos of cast members have turned up on twitter, confirming that the Essos contingent has arrived in Spain.
All of the usual Essos suspects, with the addition of Tyrion. While we’re not sure what his story line will look like next season with the seeming omission of a few characters, it looks like he’ll still wind up in Meereen (or close to it).
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OMG. This looks great. I hope we see more pictures of what happens inside the pit.
I’m sure they’re going to do something with that giant green screen… eek!
Most likely, the green-screen is there in order to considerably extend the number of seat rows. They have to make it look like a properly enormous gladiatorial coliseum instead of a bullring.
Also, those are obviously not Joel Fry, Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage, but their doubles. Still relevant to the article, but the text should be corrected. Just as in the previous article, which misidentifies Jerome and Nikolaj (disguised as Dornishmen soldiers) as extras, and says that the Dornish filming at the Alcázar is taking place in… Osuna. It’s called the “Alcázar de Sevilla.” It’s in Seville.
My, my, we are being spoilt with Spanish filming pictures today. The Pit could be one of the best scenes that GoT has ever done (if done correctly), so I have high hopes for it. I’m glad they are streamlining Daenerys storyline- it really is imperative that they get through her Meereen storyline as quickly as possible, so they can begin to bring her towards Westeros.
So, we have had plenty of Kings Landing and Essos filming pictures now…I want some Northern pictures/casting calls/leaks. Hopefully won’t be long now, especially the casting stuff.
Already seen it all in the comments thanks to some posters that always find these things, but yeah- it’s really awesome. That green screen is HUGE. Almost as big as Rygar’s dong.
Dame Pasty: I would say that Dany may have another ADwD scene or two after this particular one….
It depends on Fury’s sources. They come through a lot of the time, but even they haven’t given us all the info about the minor and major roles being cast (which is why a few castings flew under our radar until the actors were chosen). I’m hoping that some Northern castings will unearth soon, as I think that will be where the focus of the filming will shift to once they’re done with Spain (the Winterfell set might be ready by now).
We need a few minor roles for Northern lords, a couple of Freys (or they could bring back the ones from season 3- which we’d find out about) and of course a Manderly. A replacement for Jeyne Poole might already have been cast- the “Winterfell worker”- though it’s likely she’s just a featured extra (she looks a lot like Arya, though!).
Well, I visit often and edit when something’s wrong and it bothers me, or when there are news and nobody’s updated it yet. So yeah.
Even if Daznak’s Pit is in episode 10 and not 9, I expect to see a version of her last ADWD chapter. Honestly, not because of the group of people she meets at the end, although that would be a nice tease for next season, but for the decision that she makes there.
There in the Red Waste is when Dany realizes she has forgotten who she is and decides she’s done with all the bullshit, trying to achieve peace by scarifying everything else —from now on it’s gonna be the Targaryen way: Fire and Blood. I wonder how they can adapt that without narration, since she’s alone. She’s feverish and hallucinating in the books, so they might go that route, but I wouldn’t mind if she talks to herself a bit, although it’d have to be concise. After Daenerys flies away on Drogon, this is the only thing that I truly care they adapt:
“I had to take Meereen or see my children starve along the march.” Dany could still see the trail of corpses she had left behind her crossing the Red Waste. It was not a sight she wished to see again. “I had to take Meereen to feed my people.”
You took Meereen, he told her, yet still you lingered. “To
You are a queen, her bear said. In Westeros. “It is such a
long way,” she complained. “I was tired, Jorah. I was weary
of war. I wanted to rest, to laugh, to plant trees and see
No. You are the blood of the dragon. The whispering was growing fainter, as if Ser Jorah were falling farther behind. Dragons plant no trees. Remember that. Remember who you are, what you were made to be. Remember your words.
“Fire and Blood,” Daenerys told the swaying grass.
Agreed! We are super spoiled and of course now we just want more
Those are a lot of Targaryen banners.. Not seeing many harpies strung about. I’m just saying man, this is not how you win people over. This is why shit’s always gotta happen to you, Daenerys.
I’m glad they are streamlining Daenerys storyline- itreally is imperative that they get through her Meereen storyline as quickly as possible, so they can begin to bring her towards Westeros.
She shall be more than a mother of dragons and passive queen. As you state, her Targ heritage will take hold of her. Maybe she will become Nymeria reborn (hence my previous post in another thread)! But will she actually return to Meereen with the Dothraki in tow?
If you are asking if that will happen in the books, I always assumed so: once her hallucinations reminded her of her true identity —she is a Dragon—, she promises herself to “plant no more trees”, so to speak. She’s going to be fierce —Fire and Blood. So, yes, I have always seen her last chapter as setting up Daenerys going back to Meereen, dealing with all the bullshit decidedly for once, and start planning her invasion to Westeros. If you also assumed it would happen in the books and you were asking if I think it will be brought forward to the end of the fifth season, no, I don’t think so.
I don’t even see how they could have time for Barristan trying to deal with the repercussions of what happened at Daznak’s Pit. Similarly to how we didn’t get to Jon’s election after the Battle at the Wall due to the battle being positioned in episode 9, we’ll probably get a bit of Barristan’s stuff, but I’d bet most of that material will either be condensed so that the Battle of Meereen is what starts off Season 6 or it will all be delayed till Season 6, where they’ll take their time to set the Battle up and do a big thing of it, like with the Battle at the Wall. However, as I said, either way I do think we’ll catch up with Daenerys herself by the end of Season 5.
That last ADwD chapter could be done as a parallel to her scene in S01E10. A rebirth of sorts. Only this time Drogon would be by her side, not on her shoulder, eating his kill right there. It could be one of the best season finales in TV history, if done right.
Wandering the Red Waste, accompanied by a non-cooperating dragon. Starving, feverish, frustrated, she falls to the ground. But then she starts hallucinating with Jorah, who reminds her of her true legacy and the words that go along with it. She stands up, newly reinvigorated, regaining that frozen stare Emilia Clarke has mastered, and she utters
End of scene. Hell, they could end the season with that, although then 3/5 seasons would end with Daenerys. Still, if they don’t have anything more earth-shattering planned, like Lady Stoneheart or something along those lines, I think that could be a fantastic season ender.
Although they will streamline the Meereen storyline, let’s not forget it’s supposed to feel frustrating —we are supposed to feel Dany’s vexation. That’s worthy storytelling, but it will also end up being tiresome to the viewers, so it must pay off: I’m convinced it’s crucial for Dany’s story arc this season to have that moment —by the end, something must be clear: she’s not playing around anymore.
Yeah pretty much. I’d like to see how they handle that, because internal monologues are not easy to adapt. If they do the Jorah hallucinations as you suggest, I guess it would be like her visions at The House of the Undying in season two.
I just want a Viserys cameo. That’s it. He was good enough to earn a second chance
Bookstuff and showstuff “should” align tightly here. I would even add that at the end of ep10, as D lies there with Drogon eating, the camera pulls back to reveal a huge khalasar approaching them…Drogon roars…end of season.
Yeah, right. They’ll probably just end it with D & D flying off somewhere.
D&D flying off… Confirmed: David Benioff and D. B. Weiss will insert themselves into the show as Gods with the ability of flight!
Seriously, you’d think that cameos by all associated with the show would be arranged at some point…
Lady Stoneheart must be the end of season 5. Dany will got the end of 5×09.
Thinking from a showrunner’s perspective, this seems much more economic. By that time Dany will be wedded to Hizdahr, the Sons of the Harpy subplot will have reached its breaking point. It could be an ideal time to burn that whole storyline to the ground. Have Dany tame the dragon, kill the Sons of the Harpy, ride Drogon and burn Yunkai’s armies outside the gates of Meereen. There, problem solved. No Dothraki, no diarrhea, no unnecessarily expensive battle. Have Dany meet with Tyrion in episode 10 and sail for Westeros. Goodbye.
And then, two whole seasons of Dany being queen in Westeros? I don’t think so… Dany will set sail to Westeros at the end of Season 6, and landing there at the begining of Season 7. She will be dealing with her conquer and the White Walkers. It is known.
Don’t taunt me with LS! I’ve finally accepted that she will be resurrected after the ending credits roll in S7ep10. Cat opening her eyes will be the last image that we see for GoT, followed by manic laughter by the crew as the screen fades to black…..
Lol… this will be an epic end. The best choice I ever read. Seriously, if we won’t see
Seriously? Then I’ll get my therapist to order an extra Lexapro prescription for you. July is especially rough…
Hehe.. Maybe I could solve it with the release of Winds of Winter… at least there I will find to my beloved unCat.
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/10/17/losts-adewale-akinnuoye-agbaje-joins-game-of-thrones Do you guys think he might be a slave pit fighter or someone in the Second Sons?
I dunno, who he’d be but it’s awesome that he’s in! He would’ve made a good Areo or Moqorro but he’ll be good as anyone really!
A “Lost” Actor has been cast in a season 5 role for Game of Thrones. This is a new role that isn’t in the books.
Come to think of it he’s probably the Fighting Pit Announcer from the recent casting call. That would’ve started shooting yesterday, so the announcement coming out now makes sense. He also has prior experience with David J. Peterson’s made-up languages from Thor 2. Also there’s the Alan Taylor-GoT connection (he directed Thor 2) and the fact that he knows Kit Harington from that movie Pompeii.
I expect they’ll find a way for Tyrion and Dany to meet and talk face to face. Seems like a missed opportunity if they don’t.
This is awesome news. That guy is crazy. The article specifically states he is a show-only character, so no Moqorro.
Maybe, but that seems like a bit of a waste, no? Could he be a combination of Darkstar and Arys Oakheart made for the show? They’re still filming something in that cool deserty place in Osuna… Hopefully Queenmaker but probably not.
Kidding aside I imagine he’ll have one of two things:
The Pit announcer shoots for two weeks, so it’s not THAT small a role. Apparently he appears in more than one scene too. The way Sue the Fury described the casting call made it sound like a pretty memorable, showy part.
I reckon he’ll be someone from Braavos to spice up Arya’s plotline a little
Maybe. Or she’s Nym’s double, the braid is there and there’s a snake engraved on her belt. And of course, the whip.
EDIT: KingDBC could be right about being Nym’s double too. Didn’t notice that serpent symbol.
EDIT 2: There’s other photos on gameofthronesfan.org where there are a whole bunch of women dressed like that, so I’m at a loss as to who they are now.
This is exciting news- he was good in Pompeii with Kit (movie was so-so but their scenes were good). I would imagine since he is an experienced fighter they would take advantage of that- either as you all said as the announcer (who will fight at some point, or show off his skills maybe?) or as a featured character pit fighter. We get introduced to a few of these in the books but I could see D&D wanting to put a face on the pit fighters that the viewer can sympathize with or root for and be in more than one episode. But I would imagine he will be in Meereen rather than Dorne. I hope they give him something good!
Maybe he gets eaten/burned by Drogon in the chaos for an amazing death
A fighting pit announcer: a charismatic master of ceremonies with a powerful voice who presides over a stadium with thousands of spectators, and controls the crowds well. The pit is a human fighting pit, it’s noted. He’ll have a role in some spectacular scenes, and is needed for 2 weeks in Spain, commencing Thursday October 16th.
I think she is Nym´s double. In that gallery there is another picture with another 3 females with same uniforms. One of them look like Jessica with a whip. Another one have a sword. Last one have 2 daggers…
confirmed !! its nymeria !! I dont know why all the extras though
Love the costume! I guess this could be their fighting outfit, so it’s less ridiculous that they wear the same thing. And that’s definitely looking like Jessica Henwick! The armor is great, reall
Think the woman on the right in that picture with the four similarly dressed women is Jessica Henwick.
Actually, only the tops are the same. I think the one on the left is Rosabelle and her double is behind her. Seeing as Jaime and Bronn were spotted in the Dornish guard outfit today, I think they’re filming the fight scene nowish
I doubt she’s for Meereen. The texture in her clothes is literally exactly what Ellaria was wearing in Oberyn’s fight. So she’s Dornish. Probably an extra?
That’s amazing news. Loved his character on Lost. This actor has a strong presence and voice, so I hope this “Malko” character is indeed the presenter at the Pit. Seems like a small role at first glance, but the casting call said he would be required for the whole two weeks of the Osuna filming, since yesterday to the end of the month, so he will be a notable presence in the scene.
are they really going to wear the same armor – costume ? don’t get me wrong the one in the picture is good but their characters are different so I thought their cloths would be different too . I thought Nym and Teyen could wear something girlish
we can see Obara in this on – sadly all in matching costume
When I read AFFC, I always picture this actor as Moqorro! HE MUST BE! Confirmed or not, I’m still hoping this is some kind of twist to make sure we don’t know this guy is gonna be Moqorro
Do not worry about it. It is just for the fight scene to make it more easy to replace them with stunt doubles. I am sure they will not wear this all the time.
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