Hundreds audition for Game of Thrones Season 5 in Šibenik
By Lightbringer on in Production.

On Monday, over 500 Šibenik locals lined up to audition to be an extra in Game of Thrones Season 5. According to the latest report from Šibenik.In, the steps of City Hall were filled for over 21 hours with locals both young and old, hoping to get a chance to appear in the popular series.

The application forms were filled with the standard information (contact, height, weight, etc), but also included some questions more suited to Game of Thrones, including if the applicants would be willing to appear naked, and would agree to a haircut and a shave.

Among the locals were a few familiar faces to Šibenik, including Mayor Željko Burić. When asked by Šibenik.In which role he thought would be perfect for him, he joked, “What do you think I signed up for? The role of the King!” He also commented that the filming of Game of Thrones in Šibenik is extremely important, and he hopes that the city will take advantage of the situation.

Mayor Željko Burić

We reported earlier this month that a Bishop had voiced objections to the series being filmed in Šibenik, but the Mayor says he knows nothing about that. “I know about as much as you do, on the basis of the media’s representation. What is important, is that it obviously didn’t cause a problem with the filming of the series.”

Šibenik’s Deputy Mayor, Danijel Mileta, also showed up to the auditions, and releaved he is a big fan of the series. “I follow the series when I can. I love this type of series in the style of the dark middle ages.” He continued, “The Mayor and I, we signed up, we filled in the form. Which role am I perfect for? I don’t aim high. Whatever they give me, I’ll accept it.”

Embassy Films Croatia revealed to Šibenik.In that only 200 extras will be chosen from everyone who applied. Filming in Šibenik will run from September 18th to the 23rd, and it is still unconfirmed which location in the world of Thrones will be represented by the city.


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  1. D'Arcy
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    When will Game of Thrones take advantage of the lustrous Ontario landscape so that I can come hang out?

  2. Game of thrones fan cole
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Yo! *screems like a girl* you can addition for the show?! A frick in dream come true although I would never make the cut I’m no wheres near as cool as the cast! Still cool to know any how, I wish the best of luck to all those who don’t this

  3. Fancy word for a sellsword
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 12:35 pm | Permalink


    Well, winter is coming…

  4. chamush
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 12:39 pm | Permalink

    Naked shaved spaniards!

  5. Xeno
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm | Permalink


    Isn’t this Croatia?

  6. EverydayI'mHodoring
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Well I’m on pins and needles… is Mayor Željko Burić willing to get naked, shaved, and given a haircut?

  7. Ian McKellen is Leyton Hightower in Season 5
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 1:47 pm | Permalink



  8. Rhaelle Targaryen
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    I overheard a few things while waiting in line for the casting… The casting agency people mentioned the bank of Braavos and the house of black and white, as the locations Sibenik will be used for. They also said a few things about the appearance of the extras they were looking for – men will have to be shaved, with short or medium-long hair (above shoulder), and not taller than 190 cm, women shorter than 178 cm.

  9. JohnnySD
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    Rhaelle Targaryen,

    Interesting but 190cm is still pretty tall at almost 6’3″. must be a camera perspective thing.

  10. Kabhal
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Yeah I don’t think the mayor checked the nudity box.

  11. SHK12344
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    It won’t be HBO show without pointless gratuitous nudity

  12. Ronin
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Venice, Italy would be perfect for Braavos! Too bad it’s overrun by tourists all year…

  13. Joe Frost
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 6:05 pm | Permalink

    Not sure why we’d need naked extras but I guess we’ll find out!

  14. Salty Dornishman
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    Joe Frost,

    The only non-gratuitous nudity I can think of is (1) Tyrion’s slave auction; or (2)a cellar full of dead bodies w/ no faces in the House of Black & White

  15. Ashara D
    Posted July 23, 2014 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Salty Dornishman,

    The tavern/brothel where Sam and Dareon (sp?)hang out?

  16. Patchface
    Posted July 24, 2014 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    Is there a new website where ouristhefury is posting?

  17. Abyss
    Posted July 24, 2014 at 10:31 am | Permalink


    Not yet.

    Our new Game of Thrones website is still being fine-tuned, and so it won’t be ready for a few more days. We should be ready to launch in a week.


  18. Benjamin Wakefield
    Posted July 24, 2014 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Just come back from two weeks in Croatia, we went to the national park near Sibenik, Krka, which is pretty spectacular.

    Also, we made a little GoT related video when in Dubronik!

  19. KG
    Posted July 24, 2014 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    I nominate Michigan’s Isle Royale for Skagos. It’s even jam packed with real wolves. You can’t beat that.

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