ON THE SET
By Bryan Cogman
Early rise this morning. I picked up some particularly strong french roast coffee in Dublin this past weekend and it has come in handy. Wake up, Cogman...you have it easy! Most of the crew has already been here for hours! I don't know how they do it.
Technically, this part of the dispatch is not from the Seven Kingdoms, as I've found myself in the Dothraki Sea...or rather a willow field that will become the Dothraki Sea with some post production wizardry.
It's our first day on location, and the famous North Irish weather is keeping our amazing and resilient crew on their toes. Cold and wet one moment, sunny and clear the next. Back and forth, back and forth.
As you will see when you all become devoted fans of our show, 'Game of Thrones' has dozens of characters, with multiple, intertwining storylines that cross over in unexpected ways. One such storyline is that of exiled princess Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) and her adventures on the great eastern continent of Essos, half a world away from the story's main action, which takes place in a country called Westeros - ach, another cloudburst!! Ah well...if it didn't rain a lot in the Dothraki grasslands, there'd be no grass.
Watching playback now with David, Dan and our world-class stunt coordinator Paul Jennings. Trying to determine the most effective way for one of our Dothraki riders to whip a slave...
Read the next catch-up post here.