Thousands of people have reportedly auditioned for roles as extras for Season 6 epsiodes of “Game of Thrones” in Spain. Meanwhile, cast member Maisie Williams recently revealed what she considers to be the worst death on the show so far.
According to Gnomes National News Service, about 2,000 people auditioned in Peniscola, Spain, to be extraas. Most were said to be residents of the town or nearby communities. The casting process is said to have taken more than six hours, including a lunch break. In the end, more than 1,200 people were said to have been selected. The producers reportedly were looking for 600 men and 600 women for the roles, but later decided to add reserve applicants.
Those selected are expected to return in September for costume-fitting. The filming dates for “Game of Thrones” Season 6 at that location were not revealed in the report. Girona, Spain, is said to be the site of the next round of auditions, for scenes to be filmed there.
The report notes that when Season 5 episodes were filmed in Sevilla, Spain, the project pumped millions of dollars into the local economy and created hundreds of temporary jobs. A "GoT"-themed tour of filming locations in Spain will reportedly be created for fans.
The show is based on the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series of novels by George RR Martin, who has created a vast fantasy world with two big continents. The TV series and the books are known for unexpected and shocking deaths. Speaking to E! Online, Williams (Arya Stark) revealed what was the saddest death in the series so far according to her. [Spoiler alert.]
The actress thought that the death of Robb Stark (played by Richard Madden) was the worst because she and the viewers were led into a “false sense of security” before the so-called Red Wedding deaths happened. Her choice may also be influenced by the fact that Arya was present for the massacre. Williams will return for Season 6, which expected to begin airing in April 2016.