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Spain to Again Play Pivotal Role in 'Game of Thrones' Season 6

Entertainment | Gabe Zaldivar | June 04, 2015

Spain to Again Play Pivotal Role in 'Game of Thrones' Season 6

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While “Game of Thrones” thunders on to the conclusion of its fifth season there is a bit of news as to the location of Season 6.

According to Entertainment Weekly’s James Hibberd, showrunners have decided where at least a portion of the sixth season will be shot, deciding to bring production back for wonderfully vibrant Spanish landscapes and landmarks.

Though, as Hibberd wonders, there is no declaration as to what role Spain will play in its next throes on the hit HBO show.

The reporter does offer a couple of cities that will certainly be featured: “The massive ‘Thrones’ production team will invade the country of Spain for the filming of season six where the show will film in the cities of Girona and Peñíscola, among others.”

However, all else is left to conjecture, which we imagine is by design—leaving a wide swath of speculation to be discussed among the millions of GoT faithful.

Previously we reported on the various sites around Spain that enhanced this current season’s beauty, including those locations that became something of a tourist attraction

Make no mistake that nabbing the show’s production if only for a few scenes is worth a Lannister’s bank account when it comes to potential tourism dollars.

So we imagine that those in Girona and Peñíscola are tickled at the prospects. But the rest of us are left to wonder if production in Spain will includes stopovers at the Royal Alcazar of Seville, which doubles for the lavish Water Gardens of Dorne.

As producers hope for a spoiler free summer (shooting takes place in July), there will remain speculation the size of the Mountain, which means shooting locations are something of hallowed ground.

If things are not nicely tidied up in the fictional Dorne this season, then perhaps we can glean some optimism for closure if Seville makes it to a call sheet.

As Hibberd writes, Seville is as yet “a city not listed among the two Spain cities confirmed by HBO.”

That George R. R. Martin is breaking from writing for the show means we are less likely to glean hints from the books and must look to various locations.

In either case, we are confident those cities that do make it into the show will infuse the franchise with unimaginable beauty.

Despite the carnage, deception, drama and terror, they remain some of the most beautiful locations on television.

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