HBO said today that portions of the next season of its signature drama Game Of Thrones will be film in Spain. The premium cabler said the series based on George R.R. Martin’s book series will shoot in multiple locations including the cities of Girona and Peñiscola. Details will be unveiled closer to the production dates later this year. Peter Weller Soler of Fresco Film Services will handle production services in Spain.
The series, which wraps its current season on HBO this month, will begin production on Season 6 in late July. Belfast is standing in for the show’s continent of Westeros, which summers and winters can last years and treachery lurks all around.
The announcement comes on the heels of premium cable rival Showtime’s announcement that the Season of its Emmy-winning espionage drama Homeland will film in Germany.