Location filming for season four begins in Croatia in just two weeks and preparations are well under way.
Sources report that there is a casting call out in the Split area for four female actresses to appear in a scene with Daenerys. The casting call is seeking two women willing to appear nude (along with Emilia Clarke) in this scene. The specific shooting location would either be Diocletian’s Palace or the Klis fortress, and would be one day’s worth of filming, according to the report.
In other location news, additional photos have surfaced of the previously discussed Hotel Belvedere in Dubrovnik that will serve as a set for season four. The blog EnglishmanInDubrovnik has several new pictures of the hotel set. The outdoor café area has been converted into what appears to be an amphitheater, and the dais in the first row has been painted red. The intended purpose for the location is unconfirmed but many believe it to be the setting for a major King’s Landing event in season four.
Here’s a bonus bit of news to speculate on: according to his CV, Luke Barnes will be returning in season 4 to role of Rast. The Night’s Watchman was last seen in episode 4 of season 3, in the mutiny at Craster’s Keep. Rast being present at the mutiny was a departure from the books, so his role in season 4 is anyone’s guess. But given that he was seen killing Lord Commander Mormont, he isn’t likely to be heading back to the Wall.
Ours is the Fury: The casting call with Daenerys in Split, requiring that many women, makes me wonder if it’s another bathing scene. There will likely be more set reports coming out of Dubrovnik over the next few weeks, so this will be an interesting time leading up to filming.