'Game of Thrones' to shoot in Spain: film council

Posted at 07/04/2014 12:45 AM

MADRID - Film crews will shoot part of the fifth season of popular fantasy television series "Game of Thrones" in the countryside of southern Spain, producers said on Wednesday.

Part of the epic series "will be filmed in various natural locations in the province of Seville," capital of the Andalusia region, said a statement on the website of the regional film council attributed to HBO, the US network behind the series.

It gave few further details but said the shoot was agreed with authorities in Seville and Osuna, a small town some 80 kilometres (50 miles) away.

The shooting of the fifth season will begin this year in Northern Ireland, where previous seasons of the Medieval-style fantasy war series have been shot, it added.

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