'Game of Thrones' Season 7 production update: Filming to begin in October; Extras casting in September

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Executive producer and director, David Benioff (R) gestures near a collaborator during the filming for Season 6 of HBO TV series "Game of Thrones" in Girona, northeast of Spain, September 3, 2015. Half a century ago, Hollywood came to Spain, turning Madrid into revolutionary Russia and the arid south into the Wild West. Now the government is trying to lure the movie industry back with a fistful of dollars. Picture taken September 3, 2015. Reuters/Gustau Nacarino

Filming of “Game of Thrones” Season 7 will reportedly begin in October. One of the production units will be travelling to Spain to begin production. The casting for extras is said to begin by early September.

According to a report by Los Siete Reinos, the filming locations in Spain are Malpartida de Caceres and the city of Caceres. Some of the other locations in the country are as of now unconfirmed. The only officially confirmed locations in Spain are Sevilla, Caceres, Almodovar del Rio, Santiponce, Zumaia and Bermeo.

The most number of extras being cast in early September are going to be the Dothraki.  Just like the previous years, the producers are said to be looking for men with darker skin, long hair and no tattoos. Again, there hasn’t been any official confirmation for the casting either.

Director Mark Mylod was reportedly spotted in a restaurant in Malpartida a few weeks ago. The other confirmed directors for “Game of Thrones” Season 7 are Jeremy Podeswa, Matt Shakman and Alan Taylor.

The production unit is expected to be heading to Barruecos to film some “aquatic scene.” The report notes that the west coast is an ideal location to film the landing of Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and her army.

The cast and crew will not be returning to Croatia this year, and in Spain Gerona will be missing out. The cities were previously used to film scenes of King’s Landing.

Meanwhile, Hoy reports that a team from HBO scouted many locations in the city of Caceres, Spain. The locations included the Tower of Pulpits and Bujaco Tower. The locations hint at the possibility of more Tower of Joy scenes being featured in the next season.

With the delay in the production of “Game of Thrones” Season 7, the release date of the show will also be pushed forward. HBO previously announced that the TV series will premiere in the summer of 2017.

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