The Game of Thrones production is currently filming scenes in the city of Cáceres, among other places. Hoy has published a collection of new photographs from the set, and it looks like things are going to get intense. Big fat SPOILERS follow.
The production is in Cáceres today and tomorrow. At the moment, it’s filming mainly around the Arco de la Estrella, shooting a big parade scene through the streets of King’s Landing. Until now, we weren’t sure of the nature of this parade. Now we know. Check out some of these images.
That would be Euron Greyjoy (Pilou Asbæk), riding through the streets of King’s Landing on a black horse decked out in an extremely cool-looking Greyjoy faceplate. I mean, he’s terrible, but the squid design is fantastic.
You may notice another familiar character on the left side of the second photograph. If you can’t quite make her out, here’s a clearer shot.
It’s Yara Greyjoy (Gemma Whelan), who we haven’t seen much this filming season. And it looks like she’s in dire straights, as these photos show:
That’s Euron, on his horse, leading Yara through the streets in chains. Months ago, spoilers suggested that Euron would capture either Theon or Yara at some point in Season 7. It’s pretty clear that Yara’s the unlucky party.
And she’s not alone. Also being marched through the streets: Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) and her daughter Tyene (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers):
Those same spoilers had it that Euron would kill at least one of the Sand Snakes. Is that why Obara and Nymeria aren’t here?
When in the season does all this occur? It looks like director Mark Mylod is on set, which places this in Episode 2 or 3.
Okay then! Here’s what it looks like is happening: early in Season 7, Euron Greyjoy gets the better of both his niece and the Sand Snakes. Then he brings them to King’s Landing (we know he’s teaming up with Cersei next year) to parade his captives through the streets, sort of like what Roman legions did after a successful military campaign. Only bleaker.
Coincidentally, it was raining today in Cáceres. Seems appropriate.
In other news, John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) just showed up in in Spain.
Will he show up in Cáceres for filming tomorrow? If he does, the production will likely use Cáceres to stand in for both King’s Landing and Oldtown. Stay tuned!