Emerging from petrified eggs to become full-fledged dragons, Daenerys Targaryen’s fire-breathing creatures have enthralled every Game of Thrones viewer.
Throughout the seasons, we’ve watched Drogon, Viserion, and Rhaegal, do everything from torching children to transporting women aspiring to take the Iron Throne.
The three menacing creatures are bound to make a miraculous comeback in Season Seven. What else would their previous reunions in past episodes be foreshadowing?
Either way, it’s no secret that the special effects crew are on a mission to justify this upcoming change with record-shattering fiery stunts.
David Benioff, Game of Thrones showrunner, told Entertainment Weekly that “In one battle scene we set more stuntmen on fire than have ever been simultaneously set on fire. Our stunt coordinator really wanted to get in the Guinness Book of World Records for this.”
Unfortunately, the simultaneous burning of stuntmen isn’t a category that the Guinness Book of World Records recognises, but maybe one day.
Regardless, the Thrones team are proud that they’ve done what no other set has done before: set 20 people simultaneously on fire while using 73 fire burns in one sequence.
Not many sets even have the freedom to expand their fire game like GoT does, but then again not many other sets feature kick-ass dragons either.
Cinematographer, Robert McLachlan, reveals that season seven will be something for the books, telling Deadline, “So whereas before we’d have one or two showstopping, major episodes per season, this season, probably at least half of them are whoppers. They’re not going to disappoint.”
Mark your calendars folks, because Game of Thrones will be coming in hot on July 16th.