Game of Thrones looks to Spain for Season Five
The Local · 22 May 2014, 09:51
Published: 22 May 2014 09:51 GMT+02:00
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Want to see Daenerys Targaryen or Tyrion Lannister in Andalusia?
This is what's on the cards with the makers of the HBO drama eying a Spanish backdrop for some of its fifth season, according to US magazine Entertainment Daily.
The US ambassador to Spain and one-time HBO employee has also confirmed the rumours.
The channel "is looking at filming in Spain. They are in firm negotiations with the Andalusian Film Commission", he told Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.
"I don't work for them anymore, and I don't know the details of what HBO is considering, but if you know the series, you will know it's something important, that they do things on a large scale, and that this will translate into a huge economic boost," Costos added.
If the shoot goes ahead, Spain will become the seventh country to feature in the TV show based on George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels.
The show would also become the latest in a long line of big budget productions set in Spain. These include Ridely Scott's biblical epic Moses and the Ron Howard drama in the Heart of the Sea.