The Production Designer’s Most Difficult Challenge on Game of Thrones’ Fifth Season Was…

Maybe it was tough, but the designers made a great choice in locations for Bravos. Can’t say the same for the choice of Ary’s hairstyle as the shellfish monger.

We Minored in Film

For 10 days of filming during Games of Thrones’ fifth season, the producers allowed an embedded Entertainment Weekly reporter to travel with them and chronicle the extreme ambition on display while also fishing for potential plot spoilers.  In those 10 days, James Hibberd visited the three different European countries which are used to depict Westeros in the show.  First up was Croatia where they film all the King’s Landing stuff.  Next up was Spain, a new addition to the show in response to the need to incorporate Dorne-set storylines into the fifth season.  Last was Ireland, which stands in for Meereen, Castle Black and various other locations.  With such a mammoth production, it’s amazing that showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss keep it all straight.  In fact, they’ve repeatedly said that critics of the show who demand longer seasons don’t understand how nearly impossible it is that they manage…

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