The Game of Thrones production team continues to film Season 6 around the world. First up is Saintfield, Northern Ireland, where filming is STILL going on over eight weeks after it started. This is, incidentally, the longest time the show has ever spent filming one sequence, so that battle scene should be spectacular.
It's a clear blue sky and yet a mist has descended on Saintfield. Game of Thrones, I'm looking at you.
— chrissie russell (@chrissierussell) October 7, 2015
@burnie GoT has taken over Saintfield.. (Where I live)
— Jack (@JackyG2873) October 8, 2015
Over in Spain, the production is loading into the final area on its tour of the country: Almería. Filming begins tomorrow and runs through October 23, and Ideal.es reports that a crew of around 500 workers is already deployed in the province, and that they arrived a few hours earlier than planned. The authorities are being coy about which actors will be on hand for this round of filming, although Ideal.es notes that Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont) has already been spotted in the area.
— Javier García Martín (@J_GarciaMartin) October 9, 2015
Translation: “The filming of ‘ Game of Thrones’ in Almería begins. 500 workers”
Someone who’s not in the area: Peter Dinklage, who was snapped hanging out in Barcelona by Juego de Tronos.
That would be Conleth Hill (Varys) in the background and a golden cat doll in the center. The production isn’t filming anything in Barcelona, so that this mean that Dinklage and Hill have finished filming material for Season 6?
Finally, we have some new information out of Croatia, where Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) was spotting filming scenes yesterday, despite HBO’s assurance that it wouldn’t be filming anything in Croatia earlier this year. You may remember that Season 5 ended with Cersei being carried off by a giant, hulking, gold-plated knight who is very probably the reanimated corpse of Gregor “the Mountain” Clegane. Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, the international strongman who plays the Mountain, has been spotted in the Croatian city of Dubrovnik, which has long stood in for King’s Landing, so it seems that we’ll be picking up that thread in Season 6.