A new report confirms some of the production locations for “Game of Thrones” Season 6, and a new casting announcement for extras is expected soon. Meanwhile, Jack Bender, who will direct two episodes of the HBO series, answered fan questions.
According to a report by WatchersOnTheWall, some scenes for the series will be filmed in Almeria, Spain. The specific location, yet to be officially confirmed, is said to be the Tabernas Desert. A casting call for extras is expected to be July 9 and 10.
The filming is said to take place mostly in the countryside and not in the city. The original report was on LosSieteReinos. Details about scenes to be shot there and the characters involved are expected to be revealed when casting details are announced.
The report also states that the city of Girona and the town of Peniscola are confirmed Spanish locations for “Game of Thrones” Season 6. Filming at these locations is expected to take place on July 1 and 2.
Meanwhile, director Bender started an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit and answered questions about the fantasy series. Bender has worked on shows like “The Sopranos” and “Lost” and will soon publish a book, “The Elephant in the Room.”
The director said he was “flattered” to be asked to direct for the show again and said he previously turned down the offer because it would require a lengthy time commitment. Bender did not reveal anything about filming the next season.
One director who was interested in directing “Game of Thrones” Season 6, but whose name didn’t make it to the list this time, is Alan Taylor. Speaking to Zap2it, the director, whose credits include "The Sopranos," "Mad Men" and the new feature "Terminator Genysis," said he wanted to direct "Game of Thrones" this season, but there was a scheduling problem. Taylor hopes to be able to direct episodes in Season 7.