This New GAME OF THRONES Featurette Focuses on The Awesome Fire Stunt Work

While we all patiently wait for the final season of Game of Thrones to premiere, HBO has released a new featurette to tide us over.

This new featurette puts the focus on the impressive fire stunt work in the series and offers us a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into pulling some of the stunts in the series off.

Award-winning stunt coordinator Rowley Irlan explains the techniques they use on the set that minimize risk of injury while maximizing the dynamics of the scene. Like what goes into setting people on fire.

We’ve burned more people than anybody else basically and there is a bit of mental preparation goes into these things but it’s really controlled. …we only burn them for 15 seconds because that ensures that we’re not gonna have any significant heat transfer they wear three layers of Nomex underwear. It won’t burn it won’t melt like man-made fabric and that’s soaked in a fireproof gel we put into a fridge and so that’s taken down to almost freezing. Then they put on a thin rain suit over the top. There’s a fire suit on top of that then a boiler suit to protect the fire suit and then the costumes. There’s quite a few layers going on.

Game of Thrones Season 8 premiers on April 14, 2019.

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