It seems that the extras agency that supplied the extras for the Game of Thrones pilot (and will likely do the same for the full series) is counting on a series pickup. Rimshot, who was an extra in the pilot, recently re-registered with the agency and said the questions they asked on this year’s registration form were quite different from years past.
I’ve re-registered for Extras NI for another year. I noticed the application form is slightly different this year. Normally it asks various general questions about your experiences (acting/sports/hobbies) and they use this to group people into skill sets in case a film needs a certain type. This year however there were more questions about horse-riding; combat training & experience in historical re-enactments etc. It seems that they are getting ready for potentially lots of work on GOT!
Winter Is Coming: Just another sign pointing to a series pick up. It does make me wonder though if HBO has already informed certain folks that the series is going to get picked up but they are just waiting to make the official announcement. Probably not. Probably just Extras NI doing the same thing we are all doing and assuming, based on what they’ve heard, that the show will be picked up and wanting to be prepared. Either way, this is a good sign.