Game of Thrones filming heats up in Spain, an iconic scene is coming
By Lightbringer on in Filming, News, Production.


 
The Andalusian region of Spain has joined the ranks of Croatia, Iceland, and Northern Ireland to welcome the Game of Thrones cast and crew during this exciting time, as season 5 is being created. Images of the week’s activities at Portstewart Strand were unbelievably accessible, scattered across social media, but a very cool look into what’s to come nonetheless.

In an exciting bit of news, our friends at Los Siete Reinos (who sent a raven during the dark of last evening) have kept a firm eye on their homeland, and report that an iconic scene for the upcoming season has been tested in Osuna’s Plaza de Toros.

This, of course, is very exciting. Those who are sullied can guess to the nature of what will be captured in this location — we can’t wait.
 
A source close to an Andalusian media company has shared information on the progress of specific scenes in Osuna, more specifically, from the bullring. According to their source, filming has taken place in the bullring of Osuna, with the shuttling of 50 extras and the episode’s director to the location on a recent early morning. Beyond that, he comments on the content of this particular scene.
 
 
 
As this information is spoilerly in nature, do not read further if you have not finished A Dance With Dragons.

I can tell you, exclusively, the HBO team has already shot pictures in the Plaza de Toros. Yes, I mean that scene in The Sands of Meeren. I was told, HBO brought a bus with fifty types, and the director of episode spent an entire morning doing “little things” in the Plaza. So right now, there will be a type of production by inserting images of a dragon flying over the square.

While an official source has yet to confirm this information, Los Siete Reinos caught up with Carlos Rosado, President of the Andalucía Film Commission, who commented on the show’s progress in Spain.

I can only say that filming in Osuna in October and will be a great display. What they have done so far are evidence and fieldwork.

Exciting times. From this, we can gather that filming has taken place in Spain, testing or not, that could make its way into the series. We look forward to seeing more of what’s to come in Osuna, and to production winding its way to the city of Seville. For now, enjoy this aerial footage of Osuna, as Game of Thrones and the upcoming season is discussed in Spanish.

 

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36 Comments

  1. stustark
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Epic scene

  2. stustark
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Read that chapter about 4hrs ago

  3. barnie
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    CLEGANE BOWL GET H- oh, not that one!

  4. Arthur
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    If D&D do this scene right, this can be an HBO hallmark clip for their “only on HBO” videos.

    . They need to spend the money and make the Dany vs Drogon staredown epic! Movie quality. As far as Dany riding Drogon they need to get one of those mechanical bulls in a room with 360 degree green screen. They need to put plastic prosthetics and mix in CGI.

    This scene has to drop people’s jaws…

  5. Me
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    Since the translated part sound/read a bit weird to me i’ve made this alternative translation:

    I can tell you, exclusively, that the HBO team has already shot pictures in the Plaza de Toros. Yes, I mean THAT scene in The Sands of Meeren. I was told that HBO brought a bus with fifty guys and the director of episode, and they spent an entire morning doing “little things” in the Plaza. So right now, some guy from production is (probably, the author is guessing) (digitally) inserting images of a dragon flying over the place.

    I can only say that the filming in Osuna will be in October, and it will be a great display. What they have done so far are tests and fieldwork.

  6. Ronin
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    This will be an amazing Daznak’s Pit

  7. sig79
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t it a bit early in the series to be showing “THAT” scene? Atleast if it’s the one they’re hinting about. If it is the one I’m thinking about I can’t wait to see it on screen, super exciting stuff! Maybe they’ll be going more into Winds Of Winter for this characters story line. Or I suppose it could be the final shot for this season. Speculating is fun! Can’t wait for the next season!!

  8. Annara Snow
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    sig79:
    Isn’t it a bit early in the series to be showing “THAT” scene? Atleast if it’s the one they’re hinting about. If it is the one I’m thinking about I can’t wait to see it on screen, super exciting stuff! Maybe they’ll be going more into Winds Of Winter for this characters story line. Or I suppose it could be the final shot for this season. Speculating is fun! Can’t wait for the next season!!

    How is it early? It happens in A Dance with Dragons. And how else are they going to do this character’s arc in season 5 without that moment? Without it, it would be a dragged out, depressing story with no climax or resolution.

  9. Lost Northern
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!! HAHAHAHAHAAH!!! YES,YES,YES!!! I CAN’T WAIT!!!

  10. Arthur
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Man… Now I’m excited again…

    This scene, this moment had been building up on the show for four years now! It’s going to be soooo climactic!

    . Dany vs Drogon staredown was one of my fav scenes and to actually be able to watch it on my TV screen will be such an amazing treat!

    Also…

    I really feel this scene, if D&D go all out, will be a hallmark HBO clip they will use for decades to come with their trademark “Only on HBO” advertisements.

    Please D&D do this epic staredown and dragon mounting scene justice, if you invest the funds in this scene it’ll pay dividends for decades to come, just explain that to HBO executives

  11. Arthur
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    sig79,

    They have to shoot heavy CGI scenes like this early, I bet you the CGI work takes many months to complete.

  12. Lyanna
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Not really. In the HBO storyline, Dany is very close to marrying Hizdahr. After she does, this scene will align. A lot of times, finale scenes will be shot before earlier episodes.

    sig79,

  13. Khal-A-Bunga
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    Sophie Turner is a beautiful woman, but she looks downright sinister in the picture attached to the article.

    OT: Cool that they’re getting this particular scene out of the way early into production. That – to me, at least – indicates that this scene will feature a lot of visual effects shots.

  14. busmans
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    Lyanna,

    Spoiler tag ;)

  15. King Stannis
    Posted August 9, 2014 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    One of my favorite chapter! I can’t wait to see how it comes out since I find it difficult picturing it on my mind on screen without looking like The Neverending Story :)

  16. sig79
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    Annara Snow: How is it early? It happens in A Dance with Dragons. And how else are they going to do this character’s arc in season 5 without that moment? Without it, it would be a dragged out, depressing story with no climax or

    Maybe so but then what will they do with her for the following season? At that point her story line through Dance With Dragons will be complete. I really doubt they’re going to squeeze book 4 & 5 into a single upcoming season.

  17. sig79
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 1:58 am | Permalink

    Arthur:
    sig79,

    They have to shoot heavy CGI scenes like this early, I bet you the CGI work takes many months to complete.

    Yeah understand why they’re shooting this scene so early but I just think it’s too early in the show to show this particular scene. They won’t have anything else to do with this characters story line for the following season if they do.

  18. Tobin
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 5:45 am | Permalink

    This will probably be the single most difficult scene of the entire series (to date at least). To make this look even halfway photo realistic would be a challenge for a $200m feature film.

  19. Streetad
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 6:34 am | Permalink

    All signs indicate they ARE going to fit the parts they are using from ADWD and FFC into one season.

    I expect this will be an episode 9 kind of a thing and Dany’s arc this season will be about trying to stop the Harpy and choosing whether to put peace before her Westerosi ambitions.

    We will end the season exactly where we end ADWD, at least where this plotline is concerned.

  20. otia dant vitia
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    This should be a great scene. Of course we all have our favourite little bits of dialogue that get lost and for me i’m a little sad that we no longer have Irri and Jhiqui to have their heated exchange concerning the betting on particular gladiators:

    ‘Such and such will win. It is known…’
    ‘It is not known!…’

    Always amused me.

  21. wizardeyes
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see this scene but I am worried that its going to be very difficult and expensive to make it look good…

    I’m assuming/ expecting this will be season 5′s episode 9. I’m hoping that strong belwas will appear as a champion pit fighter!

  22. Lord Kidneystone
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    It’s not too early for that scene. You’re forgetting that there are only two(count them) two seasons left after this season. It’s coming to its conclusion. No room for character development after this season. We’re cutting to the chase.

  23. Asfastasican
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    http://youtu.be/s4BdpjISKWw

    Someone made a movie using the source film maker from Dota 2 to parody the red viper fight scene. In the game the characters are named “viper” and “tiny” (because as the character levels up he grows in size massively”

  24. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    sig79: Maybe so but then what will they do with her for the following season? At that point her story line through Dance With Dragons will be complete. I really doubt they’re going to squeeze book 4 & 5 into a single upcoming season.

    Although, Dany has a few more ADwD scenes after Daznak’s Pit (especially her Dothraki reunion), S6 will probably be mostly (if not all) TWoW for all character arcs. In any case, Daznak’s Pit will probably be an epic ep9 or ep10 moment…if not the S5 season ender.

    Now will they go all the way and have Drogon burn all of Dany’s hair off before letting her ride? We have a chance to see both Dany and Cersei bald for their S5 season ending scenes!

  25. Topdecker
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Why are they so surprised to see me back alive??? Why is he so upset over having to feed the lions??? !!! Oh…

  26. Caliope
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    Game Of Thrones and my country! OLE! :))

  27. Adam
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Lord Kidneystone:
    It’s not too early for that scene. You’re forgetting that there are only two(count them) two seasons left after this season. It’s coming to its conclusion. No room for character development after this season. We’re cutting to the chase.

    The seven seasons thing isn’t written in stone. It’s cited very commonly as a goal, but (and they’ve even said this) if they need to do eight, they’ll do eight.

    But I agree, anyone who thinks that they won’t be through most or all of AFfC/ADwD by the end of this season is deluding themselves. If they have three more seasons after this, it will be to cover all the material that may need to be covered from TWoW and ADoS.

  28. pit fighter
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to see some Spartacus arena fights before we skip straight to Drogon. But most likely D$D will skip them, as well as the pale horse, the plague, Sons of the Harpy, Green Grace, Dany’s 2nd marriage, Brazen Beasts, Quentyn/Windblown, & the other dragons destroying the other pyramids. “My enemies are Legion.” -Daenerys

  29. Phil
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    this is probably episode 9 or 10 stuff. My guess is we’ll see Tyrion down there in some capacity, then they’ll do the poisoning scene but with a random character, and then the Drogon scene

    Martin’s not writing an episode this season because he knows that by the end of this season they’ll be mostly done with Feast and Dance. My guess is Winds of Winter will be out in very early 2016, giving people just enough time to read it before season 6.

  30. Sister Wrister
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    EP Daznak’s Pit, with EP 10 Dany wandering crazy like, reuniting with the Dothraki. great ending to her arc this year.

    STOKED

    Who’s gonna eat the locusts? Grey Worm/

  31. Lord Kidneystone
    Posted August 10, 2014 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    No cutting the dragons melting the pyramids will be a continuity mistake. It is prophecy. “The mountains will turn to dust.”

  32. Arya
    Posted August 11, 2014 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    Sister Wrister:
    EP Daznak’s Pit, with EP 10 Dany wandering crazy like, reuniting with the Dothraki. great ending to her arc this year.

    STOKED

    Who’s gonna eat the locusts?Grey Worm/

    Anyone else think they should have cast Lavell Crawford as Strong Belwas? I really think he could have done the role justice. XD

  33. No Graves
    Posted August 12, 2014 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    Sister Wrister,

    Though why would the House of Pahl want to poison Greyworm?

  34. uff
    Posted August 12, 2014 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    According to the casting news this could be the Plot of Season 5 imho…

    At the Wall
    Dealing with the wildling. Birth of new leaders (one for the Thenn, one for the ones heading harddome, one for the ones that will pass the Wall later on…). Chaos during the aftermath of Stannis with Varamyr presentation and death.
    Stannis offers to legitimize Jon and make him Lord of Winterfell in exchange for his support nut Jon decides to decline Stannis’s offer. Before he can inform Stannis, Jon is chosen by the Night’s Watch, via Sam help, as its new Lord Commander. Janos Slynt refusal and death.
    Jon sends Tormund, to make a truce with the leaders of the surviving wildlings, whom Jon allows into Westeros despite objection, and forces them to reinforce the Wall against the Others. Melisandre hides Mance identitity and sends him to Winterfell. She tells Jon repeatedly that he has enemies in the Watch. Discussion with the leader of the “daggers in the dark” (March/Thorne). Last scene with the entrance of Giants and Mammoths through the Wall.

    Beyond the Wall
    Three-eyed trains Bran in greensight. Using this ability, Bran sees memories of his father Ned Stark at Winterfell’s godswood in the past, and communicates with Theon Greyjoy at the godswood in the present. Maybe further investigation on the past(Tower of Joy) and present (through the crows of Bryndon Rivers) depicting the Kingsmot of Yara/Asha and Euron; and future (Jon stabbing). Connection (something similar to what the wolfs do when they see their original pack)wolfdreamwith Sansa (without her acknowledgement) and maybe Rickon. Beginning of a Love Story with Meyra Reeds. Last scene with Theon recovering his identity (showing him his past in winterfell).

    In the North
    Stannis deals with Jon. Then he sends Davos to the Umber and they in turn send him to find Rickon. Stannis recruiting of the Northmen. Deepmoth and capture of Yara. Last scene at the lake thee days from Winterfell.
    Davos last scene on a ship to Skagos.
    In winterfell we have a simplified version of the “North remember scheme” (Umbers double playing… the audience already knows they sent Davos on a quest to Rickon). Boltons trapped by winter. FArya replaced by Alys Karstark as the last living representor of the Stak. Last scene with the escape via Mance, Theon and the Umbers..

    Riverlands/Vale
    Brienne continues her search for Arya. In the same aerea the future High Sparrow saves the hound. Presentation of the character and the militant faith. Joining of Lancel Lannister. Arrival in King’s Landing.
    Brienne’s Entrance to the Vale. Connection with Sansa. Scene with Littlefinger echoing the one with the Hound. Sansa remains with Littlefinger. Imprisonment by Littlefonger that doesn’t want any spread of the fact that Sansa is in the Vale. Brienne escape by the Brotherhood without banners. Scene with Lady Stoneheart or her replacement.
    Last scene with Jamie as in the books.

    King’s Landing
    Tywin funeral. Kevan remains in the small council to work with Pycell to overthrone Cercei.
    Cersei’s reign. Sexposition and corruption. Dream reminding her the prophecy. Unrest with the Tyrell. She sends Jaime to Dorne to get back Myrcella. In the meanwhile she restores the militant faith to get some cash. At the news of the assault of the Reach she sends Loras there (or to Dragonston as in the books).
    Jamie comes back. Confrontation. Jamie leaves for the Riverlands. Kevan and Pycell conspire together.
    A scheme to have the Faith put Margaery on trial for adultery backfires when the religious leadership imprisons Cersei herself on similar (correct) charges.
    Imprisonment. Letter to Jamie. Walk of Shame. Last scene with Cersei dressed as the Faith wants while she speaks with Tommen.

    Tyrion
    Tyrion Lannister is smuggled to Pentos by Varys, where he is sheltered by Magister Illyrio. Meeting with Aegon (replaced by Gendry if the writers get crazy).After traveling with Aegon across Essos, Tyrion is kidnapped by Jorah Mormont, who intends to deliver him toDaenerys. Tyrion, and Jorah are shipwrecked and sold by slavers to a Yunkish merchant. At Meereen, they go straight to the pit. Last scene there while Daenerys flies with Drogon.
    Daenerys
    Daenerys marries the noble Hizdahr zo Loraq, despite her sexual relationship with the mercenary Daario Naharis, to stop a series of murders and avert a planned attack by Yunkai and Volantis. Despite the plague-infected refugees outside, the fighting pits are opened shortly after the wedding, at Hizdahr’s insistence, and interrupted by Drogon. 200 people are trampled in the resulting panic or killed by the dragon; whereupon Daenerys climbs on Drogon to calm him, who flies to his lair with Daenerys still on him.

    Dorne
    In Dorne, Doran Martell is confronted by three of his brother Oberyn’s bastard daughters, who want vengeance for their father’s death.
    Jamie arrives. Lovestory Myrcella/Trystane. Jamie leaves. Queensmaking plot. Doran revelations.

    Samwell
    After conspiring to elect Jon, he is sent to the Citadel (via Braavos) in order to become a Maester. Sam is accompanied by aging Maester Aemon, the wildling mother Gilly, her newborn babe, and sworn brother Dareon. The voyage across the Narrow Sea is underway before Sam realizes Jon swapped the sons of Gilly and Mance Rayder, to protect the Wildling “prince” from sacrifice by the priestess Melisandre. Aemon becomes sick and the party wait in Braavos for his health to improve. After a Summer Islander tells Aemon about the Targaryen dragons, Aemon decides that Daenerys has come to fulfill a prophecy; but dies shortly after they leave Braavos. Finale scene with Master Aemon.
    Arya
    Arriving in Braavos, Arya Stark finds her way to the House of Black and White, a temple associated with the assassins known as the Faceless Men. As a novice there, Arya attempts to master their belief that Faceless Men have no true identity by throwing all her treasures into the water (except her sword, Needle) and posing as a girl called “Cat of the Canals”. Her former identity asserts itself in the form of wolf dreams, and also when she kills Dareon, sworn brother of Samwell Tarly, for abandoning the Night’s Watch. Extra scenes with Sam. Having confessed this death, she is given a glass of warm milk as punishment (?). She wakes up the following morning blind. While blind, she discovers her ability to telepathically perceive objects seen by cats. Last scene with her changing the face in the ugly little girl.

    Sum up
    Time shift compared to the books covering both the books but ending season 5 before Jon death(?); before the pink letter then; before Aegon (or his replacement) arrival on Westeros; before Sam arrival in the Citadel; before Arya assassination of the merchant; before Kevan/Pycell assassination; before Barristan acting as Hand of the Queen; before reappearance of Daenerys and the Dothraki; before Tyrion enters the mercenaries. The classical episode 9 finale could be the Meeren Pit, while the real ending would be the Walk of Shame of Cersei.
    Most of the time on screen will be for Cersei, then Jamie and Dornish Story.

    No Arianne (at least not active, she could appear in season 6). Her role replaced by the Sandsnakes.
    No fArya. Her role replaced by Alys Karstark (no wedding with the Thenn at the Wall then).
    Not yet: No Citadel. No Pate. No Archmaster.
    Not yet Aegon (or his replacement) conquest of the Stormlands.
    No Victarion. Euron shown briefly in a simplified kingsmot without Damphair as a real character.
    No Wyman Manderly. His role taken by the Umbers. Gratjon Umber prisoner of the Freys as a key for their double playing behaviour.

  35. pit fighter
    Posted August 12, 2014 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Lord Kidneystone,

    Then what about sun rises in the west and sets in the east with no Quentyn?

  36. Yollo
    Posted August 12, 2014 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    uff,

    Gee, thanks for blacking out the spoilers.


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