Some pretty awesome Game of Thrones behind-the-scenes pics have surfaced, giving us our first look at Alexander Siddig as Prince Doran Martell of Dorne.
[As always, spoilers below]
Not only do we have our very first peek at the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine star in full princely Dornish garb, looking all regal and stuff (love those flip-flops, but we’re pretty sure that’s not gonna be in the show), but we also have some very nice pics of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister, also dressed in Dornish clothes — you know, when in Rome...or, in this case, Dorne.
We also get another look at the luminous Indira Varma as Prince Oberyn Martell’s (Pedro Pascale) lady love and paramour Ellaria Sand, and another one of Areo Hotah (DeObia Oparei), the captain of the Prince of Dorne’s guards.
But before you go take a look at the gallery below, there's this pretty cool BTS video of the filming of that scene, providing us with a tantalizing look at what is to be seen in episode nine of the fifth season (the filming of that scene took place in Alcázar Palace, in Seville, Spain):
Now, we want talk about the last pic in the gallery.
It was taken when filming moved in Osuna, Spain, and it’s subtitled as “Jaime and a walk in Dorne” by Juego de Tronos on his Facebook page. If you squint your eyes just a bit, you can make out Jaime in the procession of Dornish soldiers (he’s the last one). Could this be how Jaime will get into Dorne? It looks more and more that the second half of our favorite twincest couple may be fulfilling the Balon Swann storyline from the books (with the whole "Uncle" Jaime catches Myrcella kissing Trystane), since it looks like the character may not appear on the show. And you know what? We're actually pretty OK with it.
In other rather thrilling news, it appears that Game of Thrones will finally break with tradition and give us the first ever flashback scene! So, will we get to see Lord Eddard Stark again? After all, Sean Bean’s dying (pun intended) to make a splashy return to HBO’s fantasy series. Well...nope. But it's still good.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the opening scene of the fifth season will feature a glimpse into Cersei Lannister’s (Lena Headey) youth, which may also include the return of Charles Dance — who has hinted that he would be back for more just a few weeks back, despite his, hum, “tragic demise” — as Lord Tywin.
Here’s what Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss told film students during a Q & A in Spain (it was roughly translated and makes no mention of WHO actually said what):
“By making the first season, we set a rule: No prophecies, dreams or flashbacks. We failed the first two and this season the third. So yes, this season will finally have flashbacks.”
Despite the fact that it's been translated as flashbacks, plural, it looks like it may be only one. But guess we'll have to wait and see. Have a look at the pics below, and let us know what you guys think of Alexander Siddig’s look as Prince Doran, and about Jaime’s Dornish storyline.