Winter is coming, but looks like Season 7 of Game of Thrones is going to get hella fiery. So fiery, in fact, that the HBO drama says it’s set a record for “the most people ever set on fire by an entertainment production,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
Alas, Guinness doesn’t track such records, but it’s impressive and hilarious nonetheless. And stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam claims it’s still a record.
He said, “One sequence has 73 fire burns, and that itself is a record. No film or TV show has ever done that in a whole show, let alone in one sequence. We also set 20 people on fire at one time, which is also a record. I think in Saving Private Ryan they had 13 on a beach, and on Braveheart they had 18 partial burns. Because of the nature of our attacking animals, we had the liberty to expand on that.”
Did you hear that?! 73 FIRE BURNS IN ONE SEQUENCE. 20 PEOPE SET ON FIRE AT ONE TIME. DRAGONS, DRAGONS, DRAGONS.
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Of course, Game of Thrones is no stranger to turning up the heat, like Dany showing the Dothraki who’s who above.
Then there’s her Dragons!
White Walkers with fire!
Never forget wildfire!
Or all the candlelit dinners!
SO. MUCH. FIRE. Maybe a lot of the above is CGI, but you get the idea — and this wild new record is still so impressive.