Day 114: New set photo from filming in Ouarzazate
By Winter Is Coming on in Filming.

A new set photo has leaked from the filming currently going on in Ouarzazate, Morocco. The photo, snapped by @marymoconnell, shows ranks of Unsullied standing by a mounted figure surrounded by crew and equipment.

According to reports, the production will be filming in Ouarzazate until November 6th. They will then have a short hiatus and move onto filming in Iceland at the end of the month.

Winter Is Coming: Is this scene what I think it is? The presence of the Unsullied, plus what may be green screens, seems to suggest that it is.


63 Comments

  1. Grijnwaald
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant Photo, I see a lot of unsullied too.

    edit: First again!!

  2. Quowala
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Man Dany’s season 3 stuff is gonna be soooooooooo much better than season 2. Just look at that location! It’s perfect!

  3. Carne
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    So which moment from the book may this be? Been so long since I read it, so would appreciate if someone could refresh my memory!

  4. Dan M
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Carne,

    “Dracarys.”

  5. The Greatsteve
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Burning of the Astopori slavers?

  6. Conor
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Carne:
    So which moment from the book may this be? Been so long since I read it, so would appreciate if someone could refresh my memory!

    Dracarys!

    Man, that place looks incredible! Perfect for GOT.

  7. Draig
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Carne,

    Dracarys.………OMG I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Grijnwaald,

    No freaking way! Hattrick grrr you bastard!

  9. Pastor_of_Muppets
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    What a stunning location. I can’t wait for a trailer/behind-the-scenes video!!!

  10. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Quowala,

    Sadly it’s all downhill for her from here

  11. Vinicius
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    astapor is red, isn’t it? i thought of yunkai.

  12. Zack
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Oh, this looks like that moment, definitely! So badass if they pull it off well.

    I know the dragons aren’t big enough to ride by this point, but hopefully they’re bigger than the smallish ones we got in the previous seasons.

  13. Conor
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Zack:
    Oh, this looks like that moment, definitely! So badass if they pull it off well.

    I know the dragons aren’t big enough to ride by this point, but hopefully they’re bigger than the smallish ones we got in the previous seasons.

    Well if they’re going by the size they are in the book, they should be about the size of this eagle : Click HERE (From that perspective too)

  14. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Zack,

    Little dragons are so friggen cute though!

  15. Conor
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    Forgot to mention: (Spoilers in Pic)

    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs51/f/2009/297/f/7/Dracarys_by_Majoh.jpg

    Awesomeness!

  16. Ser Duncan The Tall
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Let the face melting begin!

  17. novichaso
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    i know what this is…… DRACARYS!! AAARRGGHH!!!!

  18. aimlessgun
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Carne:

    She raised the harpy’s fingers in the air…and then she flung the scourge aside.

    “Freedom!” she sang out. “Dracarys! Dracarys!”

    “Dracarys!” they shouted back, the sweetest word she’d ever heard. “Dracarys! Dracarys!” And all around them slavers ran and sobbed and begged and died, and the dusty air was filled with spears and fire.

  19. Lambman
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Since its outside the city gates I think its supposed to portray Yunkai. Dracarys probably happened at the sea-side location.

  20. Selmy
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    I hope it’s Dracarys, but for obscure reasons I don’t think so. And those pannels don’t look like greenscreens but more for lightning reasons, just like those that Dany had in the desert.

  21. joaquin
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Its probably the dracarys scene. The thing is that they used the impact of dracarys earlier in the show when she kills pyat pree on season 2. It will be a good scene to watch though.

  22. Direhound
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    I really hope we get a Belwas one-on-one but it looks like if it happens it will most likely be in the fighting pits. Next season?

  23. Lambman
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    Dracarys would happen within some kind of courtyard. Also, where are the slavers in that pic? I think it’s clearly the siege of Yunkai.

  24. TheWalkingDave
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

    It’s exactly what I pictured for the Belwas one on one at Yunkai? Who’s the guy he thrashes again?

  25. Arkash
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Belwas fights Meereen champion, not Yunkai’s…

    For me, this looks much more like the siege of Yunkai… I guess all of Astapor has been dealt at Essaouira, henceforth, “Dracarys” too !

  26. Chris
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    Finally! A scene in which those damn Moroccan palm trees actually belong!
    I could NEVER buy King’s Landing as tropical. Dubrovnik was so much better a location.
    On the other hand… Astapor? Mereen? Qarth? Absolutely.

  27. queenofthorns
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Hum, in contrast to what everyone else is saying, to me this looks more like the siege of Yunkai (ending with Mother Mother Mother!), since it appears to be outside city walls. The taking of the Unsullied occurs within a plaza in a city.

  28. queenofthorns
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    joaquin: The thing is that they used the impact of dracarys earlier in the show when she kills pyat pree on season 2.

    She will get to say “A dragon is no slave” - even more awesome, IMO.

  29. joaquin
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    queenofthorns,

    Now that i think of it it could be yunkai. Ifthe producers follow the show we get to know daario before the battle with yunkai begins. So we know that daario has been casted, that led me to believe that the yellow city could be the one in the photograh.

  30. Beyond the Wall
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    those boards are for lighting, not green screens. I don’t think this is *the* scene

  31. Ren Snow
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 4:16 pm | Permalink

    The Sack of Astapor!!!!!!!!!

  32. Conor
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Beyond the Wall:
    those boards are for lighting, not green screens. I don’t think this is *the* scene

    The dragons don’t need Green screen, the vfx reel showed that they’re added onto the scene without them.

  33. Arthur
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Conor,

    The white screens may be for lighting or to CGI over any possible modern landmarks that would come into view and destroy the scene I’m guessing.

    But no doubt about it Dany’s storyline is going to kickass this season for sure. Last season she was a pouty little mother of dragons. This season she is going to own!

  34. TastesLikeTheSea
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    Refresh my memory. I thought the Dracarys scene was indoors in some king of palace.

  35. sunspear
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    TheWalkingDave,

    Oznak Zo Pahl.

    Never got the love Strong Belwas gets from the fan base.

  36. WildSeed
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Permalink

    Breathtaking photo.
    I’m not sure which, but it has to one of khaleesi’s siege attempts,
    outside of one of the slave cities. The Unsullied appear too small in number,
    but the area of detail is quite small. Are those brown and white pavilions
    included for the scene, or GoT production suppliers ?

  37. Lambman
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    I hope they have it in their budget to sell the larger force with some wide crowd-replication shots.

  38. WildSeed
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Permalink

    Lambman,

    probably. I’m so excited now… only 152 more days…………. !

  39. Dornishman
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s Yunkai. Astapor was filmed in Essaouira.

  40. Carne
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the replies, I remember now!

    Adds up with the stunt performer tweeting about being set on fire.

  41. Brian
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Vinicius,

    I’m sure they could redden the city in post-production.

    Either way, I can’t wait for the dracarys scene. As well as the siege of Yunkai.

  42. sunspear
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    Brian,

    I doubt they would spend the time in money on staying that true to the book.

  43. TheWalkingDave
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 9:02 pm | Permalink

    Arkash,
    Apologies… It’s been a while since reading this book. Can’t wait to see either way!

  44. Brian
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    sunspear,

    I don’t think it would be terribly difficult to tint the scenes red in post-production. I’m not talking about recoloring each brick, just making everything more “red,” like the yellowed Mexico shots of Breaking Bad.

  45. Greg Lane
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    i wonder when Strong Belwas will be coming inn, i like him from the books. i love the bit in SOS where he fights the Mereen Champion outside the city gates. i hope they do that scene.

  46. Bannerless Bro
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    To all the people confused with the “DRACARYS!” scene, it was in a plaza (Plaza of Punishment I think), surrounded by all the slaves; That element was the one that made that scene so fucking awesome: the slaves witnessed history.
    Whatever is happening in that shooting I’m kind of sure it’s not THAT scene. Maybe is the Unsullied leaving Astapor, maybe is the end of the siege of Yunkai (or “MOTHER!” scene), who knows, but those are not a greenscreens,but deflectors, they are used to give a smooth lightning. Also, if they were making a CGI enhanced scene, there would be markers in the set to aid the tracking work in post-production.

  47. Amsterpaul
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    I how red the bricks are in this photo. It seems to me that they got the setting just perfect with this location. I had a few setting complaints in the past, but I have no objections.

    Blood and bricks built Astapor Blood and bricks it’s people

  48. Bannerless Bro
    Posted October 30, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Amsterpaul,

    Walls can be recolored in post-production. It could be both, Astapor or Yunkai.

  49. Winturd
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:27 am | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    Not really.. she becomes queen of Mereen, marries the greatest Ghiscari noble who ever lived, and mounts and rides Drogon.. TWICE.. and she most probably will get an entire khalassaar to follow her in TWOW..

  50. tysnow
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    Dornishman,

    Remember scenes are usually filmed in multiple settings, not just one locale. Essaouira was used for on wall shots and some street scenes (closed in shots). Ouarzazate probably is utilized for plaza’s, courtyards and perhaps some street scenes too (wide open vistas).

  51. Michael
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    Wasn’t there a scene in the movie Hannah filmed in Ouarzazate?

  52. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Winturd,

    I know what happens. It’s how it happens that’s so friggen boring. I really like and enjoy ADWD, but Dany’s story makes me want to scratch my eyes out. From a storyteller’s perspective her character development makes sense, but Dany has always been a whiny little idiot. QUite frankly I’d have Caligula’s horse ruling a city rather than her. I hope she dies in TWOW.

  53. Michael
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Those aren’t green screens FFS they’re for lighting *rollseyes*

  54. Two Feathers
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,
    I know what your sayin` Aeg. , but wishing Dany dead….! ?? A little harse IMO. And her trying to follow in The Conqueror`s footsteps and all…:)
    Maybe Vic. will use his massive horn to get Dany`s babies to rip her apart…. Yeah, You would like that. Aegon the Conqueror ?? Maegor the Cruel more like…;)

  55. the waif
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Conor,

    you dont need green screen to add stuff in the same scene except you want to hide something. you need green screen to cut the object out frm green background and paste it on the scene with 3d references. this might be astrapor! but it would be so much cool if its dracarys!

  56. MyBFFTheHound
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

    Rickard Nordstrand (A Swedish kickboxer) instagrammed this picture of himself as an Unsullied today:

    http://instagram.com/p/RYWdD4sSKK/

  57. Winter Is Coming
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    MyBFFTheHound, nice. Thanks for the link! There are more pictures where that came from, it seems…

  58. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted October 31, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Two Feathers,

    She’s not worthy of the name, if she was she’d have left Mereen a long, long time ago! She also would not have taken the crap from the Harpy’s Sons. She has more dragon than her brother, but not nearly enough.

  59. Greg Lane
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    Aegon the Conqueror, i agree with the fact she should of left Mereen a long time ago. I wished she did.

  60. Ax0r
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    Slightly off topic, but does anybody think that the awesomeness of Dracarys was totally ruined by Dany using it to burn Pyat Pree at the end of S2?
    As soon as Dany finds herself in any similar position, the audience will see the solution a mile away, and will make it feel cheap, instead of amazing.

  61. Joshua Taylor
    Posted November 1, 2012 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Ax0r,

    No because they still have the line “a dragon is no slave” . It will be a big moment because i have no doubt the writers will make her parting with Drogon and emotional moment thinking she is to sacrifice him for her cause. If they play it right it will create a building tension as the audience realizes what is going to happen. As long as its an awesome set piece the audience won’t care at all. There will be more emotion, more raised stakes and plot momentum to this Dracarys scene.

  62. Scott Glennon
    Posted November 2, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    I remember the sacking of Astapor just expoding off the page! It’s one of my favorite parts of Dany’s journey. No doubt this picture shows some part of that journey. Whether or not it’s Astapor, I can’t tell. Yeah….S3 is shaping up! Dracarys!

  63. Lexyvil
    Posted November 3, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    Now this is what I call potential.

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