Go Behind the Scenes Game of Thrones season 6

Go Behind the Scenes of the Cave Sequence

Go Behind the Scenes Game of Thrones season 6

Go Behind the Scenes of the Cave Sequence
Go Behind the Scenes of the Cave Sequence

This year, HBO is making a documentary series that goes deep behind the scenes of each episode of Game of Thrones Season 6 as they come out. The first episode of The Game Revealed covered “The Red Woman” and “Home,” the first two episodes of Season 6. Now that Episodes 3 and 4 have aired, the next installment has surfaced. Watch it below.

Daniel Sackheim, who hadn’t worked on the show before directing Episodes 3 and 4 of Season 6, gets a lot of face time here, which is nice, since HBO’s Inside the Episode featurettes, which air right after the show ends each Sunday, usually focus on the writers and actors. He seems like a good addition to the show’s directorial roster—he clearly put a lot of thought into how the Tower of Joy sequence would go down (we get confirmation that one of Arthur Dayne’s two swords was indeed Dawn), and I like how he looked to classical painting for inspiration for Jon Snow’s resurrection scene.

Also, it sounds like Sackheim came up with the play-by-play for how Dany’s burning of the khals would go down. I wonder exactly how much of that was in the script. In any case: good job, Dan Sackheim. That scene was nifty.

And although it should have been obvious, the notion of both Jon and Dany being “reborn” naked hadn’t occurred to me. Neat thematic link there—you gotta wonder if that link will be tempered later in the season.

I do wish these segments were a little longer so we could get insight into more scenes. What was it like editing Arya’s training montage? And what about an interview with Gemma Whelan (Yara)? Now that she’s back, I’d like to hear what she has to say. But we can’t have it all. We’ll bring you more on this series as the installments come out.

The Game of Thrones production visited Spain to film select scenes for Season 5, mainly the Daznak’s Pit sequence and most everything in Dorne. For Season 6, it made much greater use of Spanish locations, and this year, areas of the country will stand in for everything from Braavos to King’s Landing to the Dothraki Sea and beyond.

As Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) suggests towards the end of the below video, the extras in Spain have been very eager to embrace the show. The government has also been accommodating. The below video is a teaser for a longer behind-the-scenes feature that will air on Spanish networks later this month. It’s dubbed over in Spanish, but even if you can’t understand it, you can still catch a glimpse of some of the many locations on display, including areas in Girona, Navarre, Peñíscola, and more. Actors are in abundance as well, including Clarke, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran), Iain Glen (Jorah), Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H’ghar), and Michiel Huisman (Daario Naharis).

As a cursory note, it’s interesting that Wright is included here, since Bran is presumably stuck in a cave filmed on a sound stage. It seems he’ll be traveling to other areas of Westeros or Essos through the use of his newfound powers, possibly to this area:

Daenerys and a woman talk. We’re guessing this is someone Dany meets while traveling, probably against her will, with the Dothraki khalasar she met at the end of Season 5.

Daenerys and a woman talk. We’re guessing this is someone Dany meets while traveling, probably against her will, with the Dothraki khalasar she met at the end of Season 5.

Jorah and Daario peek over a ledge.

Go Behind the Scenes of the Cave Sequence

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