HBO’s Game of Thrones special has been a mystery, until now. The special will take fans through the complex and challenging shooting for Thrones season five, which is still almost three months away.
It is called Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life. The special will be a half hour documentary going behind the scenes of the acclaimed show at three different filming locations: Belfast, Northern Ireland; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Sevilla and Osuna, Spain.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the documentary will focus on “the epic sets, renowned cast and global scale of Thrones, as well as the more intimate and individual challenges of our subjects, giving the audience a new perspective on one of the most elaborate productions in television history.”
It may not be the premiere of season five, but fans still might have a lot to look forward to in the special.
As a dark, gritty tale that not only features decadent fantasy palaces but vivid depictions of sex and torture, how do cast members deal with dark-side of Game of Thrones?
Some cast members enjoy the scenes that are difficult to watch, as Sophie Turner explained to the YouTube channel HeyUGuys.
“There was one scene that I did do that was super, super traumatic and I love doing those scenes. It was just really kind of horrible for everyone to be on set, but those scenes are just kind of what feed me, that’s why I started out, to do all the crappy, horrible stuff.”
Other actresses have been turned off by the requirements to be on Game of Thrones. Irish actress Sinead Watters revealed that she was offered a role on the hit fantasy show, but turned it down because it would have required her to be nude.
Even Natalie Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell, has had scenes that were too offensive to do without changes. Explicit scenes with minors is enough to make anyone cringe.
Likewise, set designers have had to cross the globe to find locales appropriate for Game of Thrones. When Thrones went to Spain, it caused an uproar, creating an inconvenience for some tourists, but attracting many more. The documentary may show some of the obstacles to filming in high-profile locations and auditioning thousands of locals as extras.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, fans who aren’t satisfied with the special will also be able to watch the series in IMAX. The IMAX special will take place from January 23 to 29, and will be available in 150 theaters. For a list of showtimes and locations, click here.
Game of Thrones season five will debut on HBO on April 12.
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