We've finally caught our breath after Sunday night's "Game of Thrones" season finale, which was bananas in all the right ways. Unless you ask fans of the books, who all have quite a lot to say about how and why the changes the showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss made were ill advised, but that's beside the point because we're already thinking about next season! Sure, it's a year away, but that doesn't mean it's too soon to start guessing. It might be muggy out now, but winter is always coming.
We already have a few meaty bits to gnaw on thanks to the fan site Winter is Coming. As per the leaked character list, Benioff and Weiss have confirmed to EW that some of the action in the next season will take place in Dorne, home of the late, great Red Viper. It's also where Myrcella Baratheon, daughter of Cersei and Robert Baratheon (wink wink) as part of an alliance with the House Martell. Although our time spent with Prince Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal) and Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) was all too brief, they did give us a taste of the general attitude and vibe of the Dornish folks. If "Game of Thrones" wasn't quite racy enough for you, well, we really can't wait to see what sorts of shenanigans everyone gets up to in Dorne. There will be blood... and probably some boobs and butts, too.
HBO is currently scouting Spain for filming locations, so we'll be keeping one eye on Andalucia for more details.
[Via EW, The Mary Sue]