With the region’s capital, Seville, and the town of Osuna confirmed as shooting locations for the fifth series of the fantasy-adventure HBO-screened show, Spanish production company Fresco Film has just revealed the level of interest as it starts the process of selecting extras, according to the daily La Vanguardia.
Malaga-based Fresco Film opened the door to Game of Thrones hopefuls through its Facebook page, and on Friday posted that the phenomenal figure of 10,000 applications had been reached in 24 hours.
Filming of the show’s fifth series will begin in October, with Seville’s Alcázar palace and gardens, originally a Moorish fort and part of a Unesco World Heritage Site, already slated to host some key scenes as the next instalments of the lavish series roll out.
The choice of Seville and Osuna as locations for the next series was announced by the producers of Game of Thrones and the US ambassador in Spain, James Costos, himself a former HBO executive.
The mass rush to earn an appearance on Game of Thrones echoes last summer’s arrival of thousands of people to castings in another part of Andalusia, where Ridley Scott was filming his as-yet unreleased biblical epic Exodus.