‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Set Photos Tease a Major Storyline

Published 8 months ago by , Updated August 31st, 2014 at 10:25 am,

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[WARNING: This article contains SPOILERS for Game of Thrones.]


HBO’s Game of Thrones arguably has TV’s best female characters, which could include some crucial new season 5 cast members revealed at this past summer’s Comic-Con. While some fans may have figured out how the source novels will end, many more are waiting impatiently for the next season and the surprises in store.

Season 5 is currently filming in various locations around the world, including Kastel Gomilica in Croatia, where a Reddit user has snapped some set photos (hat tip to CBM). The photos feature certain characters whose presence in the same shooting location points toward the inclusion of a major storyline and provides further evidence that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be using plot threads from both Books 4 and 5 of George R.R. Martin’s incredibly popular fantasy series.

While season 4 delivered on the promise of certain departures from the source novels, it also included storylines from the fourth and fifth books in Martin’s series, even as it wrapped up the remainder of Book 3, A Storm of Swords. The set photos (see link below) seem to prove that we can expect more story elements from later in the series to show up earlier than expected in the show.




The Croatia set pictures follow Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, all in costume and in the same shooting location. The last we saw of Arya, she had booked passage on a ship headed to Braavos (courtesy of Jaqen H’ghar) and, as longtime readers know, Braavos is where Tyrion eventually winds up after fleeing across the Narrow Sea after murdering his father.

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As for Jorah, he was dismissed from his service to Queen Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), and by the time we catch up to him in A Dance with Dragons, he has spent a great deal of time exploring the seedier parts of the Free Cities. Tyrion crosses his path and Jorah takes him captive, hoping to deliver him to his Khaleesi and earn back her favor.

While Arya’s adventures in Braavos begin in Book 4, due to the complicated way the fourth and fifth books compliment each other (the first half of A Dance with Dragons takes place concurrently with A Feast for Crows, and the second half moves the story forward), we don’t find Jorah and Tyrion together until later in Book 5.

Frontloading the interesting pairing of Tyrion and Jorah – with the exciting prospect of the terrific actors playing them sharing a lot of screen time – points toward even more meddling with the source novels’ layout. This presumably will also mean the inclusion of more material that isn’t in the books at all, which is the best way to keep everyone surprised and coming back for more.

Game of Thrones season 5 premieres on HBO in Spring 2015.

Source: CBM

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  1. Tyrion and Jorah don’t meet up in Braavos. I don’t even remember Tryion being in Braavos at all.

  2. Volantis. Not Braavos. Volantis. Tyrion and Jorah never go to Braavos, at least not as of yet.

  3. If you go by the books, long time book readers know very well, that Tyrion never ends up in Braavos, after fleeing across the Narrow Sea he winds up in Pentos!

    The series maybe changing all that but we can’t tell that for sure until we see the show. They could be shooting for different scenes at the same location.


  4. Can we get someone that actually read the books or even knows what they’re talking about to write these articles please? This person reminds me of Jon Snow. They know nothing.

    • @Jesse

      Calm down.
      No Need to be a d0uch#
      Its an article about a book,
      about imaginary people in imaginary places.

  5. Okay well tyrion actually arrives in pentos with an invitation by illyrio mopatis courtesy of varys which is close enough to braavos. The climate in both places should be similar so I can imagine that the location for braavos and pentos would be the same. They usually film later scenes first so don’t expect this to be the next place we see tyrion lannister. I can’t imagine the showrunners would make the stupid mistake of letting the genius varys allow tyrion to wander off without an objective so I think that we will be meeting illyrio again. As for the earlier images released of jaime with the dornish knights? I have nooooo idea whatsoever it sounds pretty stupid

  6. Okay, so, unless they’re changing things a bunch, which is possible, Tyrion will not see Bravos and neither will Jorah. That is Arya’s territory. Tyrion will be in Pentos for awhile, but it is not where he and Jorah meet up. Of course, Varys is an unknown factor in the books. We don’t know exactly where he went off the grid to, but we know where he landed at the end of book five. Anyway, still can’t wait for the Winds of Winter and a Dream of Spring.

  7. I missed last season because I had to drop HBO because I.m not around enoug to justify paying for all those pay channels. The up side though is when I catch it by either watching it on Amazon or buying the box set I wont keep getting frustrated by each episode coming to an end just as it nwas really getting into the meat of thye story. In fact I think that will be the best way to view GOT

    I’ve gone through the first two books and the show did follow them pretty well. Maybe I’ll go through the next two prior to seeing the show this time, but I kind of like doing the reverse because it’s easier to identify with the faces playing the parts from the show

    • That is exactly how I did it. I bought the boxed set of Seasons 1-3, watched them back to back, and then read all five books. I’m still waiting for Season 4 to come out on DVD, and for Book 6 to written and released. I think, at this point in waiting, I will re-read Books 3, 4, and 5 to get ready for the Season 4 DVD’s to arrive.

  8. This is how I wish Marvel treated Thor. He is by far their most poorly used character when it comes film. I bring it up here because G.O.T and Thor are both epic fantasies, and the tone of most of Thor’s story lines aren’t much different from G.O.T sans the F-bombs and sex scenes.

    • Finally someone who feels the same way! Both of the Thor movies were so underwhelming and it would be freaking epic to see him get the Game of Thrones treatment.

      • They were supposed to. They STOLE Alan Taylor(ok they didn’t steal him… wait YES THEY DID lol), had him direct it, and then gave him a terrible script. They also gave him 0 control on the final cut, and ten tons of further studio meddling. You’ll never see Alan Taylor direct another Marvel movie, or Game of Thrones again, either. Since he was hired to do the new Terminator reboot, it’s over for Thrones as far as his involvement, in all likelihood. This really sucks, considering that I don’t feel Thrones ever really recovered from his absence.

        Thor is my favorite comic character of all time, and they can take Walt Simonson’s characters (in NAME ONLY) all they want, but they have YET to produce an outstanding Thor film.


    • Thor could use the sex scenes. And please replace Natalie Portman! There is zero chemistry between her and Chris Hemsworth.

  9. Bad link?

    Page doesn’t come up.

  10. Tyrion was never in Braavos in the books, he arrives in Pentos then travels east to Volantis, then -spoiler alert- in Mereen.

  11. Unrelated, but leaked script would seem to confirm the return of you-know-who to the show.