Whoa, what is going on? I was skimming through Vulture’s glut of Game of Thrones Season 5 information — mostly casting rumors and location information (plus episode directors) — and I got to a certain paragraph and stopped dead in my tracks. Firstly, if you didn’t notice the headline, this place is about to get All Spoilered Up; if you’re not a book reader and/or you don’t want to be spoiled, get the fork out.
Okay, are they gone? So here’s the part I stumbled on:
“Local reports in Šibenik indicate that the local diocese was not pleased with a scene to be shot around the cathedral of St. James, and that Bishop Anthony IV was “personally sabotaging” the shoot because “he does not like the content.” This is an easy-to-parse clue for readers of the George R.R. Martin book series — it likely involves a pivotal scene in which Cersei takes a particular punishment from the more militant religious forces in Westeros. Another bit of evidence to support it being about Cersei’s walk of shame: The applications potential extras filled out asked, “Do you consent to the recording of nude scenes?” — which might be standard practice in the industry and especially for any scene in Game of Thrones, but could also speak to that Cersei section’s prolonged out-of-doors nude scene.”
Correct me if I’m wrong, but if this report is true, aren’t we getting way ahead of the game? I’m starting to panic about all the jumping around, skipping over things (which by the by, that thing about Lady Stoneheart not showing up seems to be absolutely true, as Michelle Fairley has signed onto another series), and closing in on The Winds of Winter territory entirely too early?
Additionally, it’s been rumored that Keisha Castle-Hughes may play Nymeria Sand, Lost’s Tania Raymonde read for Obara Sand, and Myrcella (Aimee Richardson) is about to be aged up and recast.
Read the whole story here, and feel free to do the freak-out dance with me.