Early casting rumors for Game of Thrones season five gave many fans a feeling that the series would take to the Dornish countryside.
Filming locations had been secured in Spain for season five lending more weight to the rumors that the Game of Thrones series would indeed showcase some medieval Mediterranean scenes. The producers however, again, stayed mum. Now that season four is out of the can and back on hiatus until next March or April, the producers are ready to start talking about the challenges that await them with season five.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Game of Thrones producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss have now confirmed that season five will pay a visit to Dorne.
“There will be Dorne, and we’re excited about it,” Benioff and Weiss told Entertainment Weekly in a joint email statement. “Who wouldn’t want to hang out in Dorne? They have admirable values and priorities. And have you seen Oberyn’s coat?”
In the George R.R. Martin series “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga, Dorne is a Mediterranean style land of Westeros, a land far South from the reaches of season one’s Winterfell. It is also the home of the late Prince of Dorne, Prince Oberyn, who played a vital part of season four.
The series now enters what many believe will be a more descriptive and character building season as opposed to the “All Men Must Die” mantra of season four. Season five will cull from story lines of the fourth book in “A Feast For Crows” and will also take story arcs from the early chapters of “A Dance with Dragons”.
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