'Game of Thrones' season 6 spoilers: complaints from residents about Tully castle stalls production


Any area where "Game of Thrones" is filming undoubtedly reaps some benefits. The show has allegedly helped the economy of Northern Ireland with the jobs it created, not to mention the influx of tourists who want to catch a glimpse of the iconic show's cast in action.

However, it seems some citizens of County Down are complaining about a big castle that has sprung up in their little town.

Filming was apparently set to start last October 12, in Corbet, Northern Ireland for scenes involving Riverrun, the bastion of House Tully. It has been reported that the House will be significant next season.

But the "Watchers on the Wall" have reported that filming has been delayed as "there have been some objections to a very, very large structure being built."

Construction for the alleged headquarters of House Tully has actually been going on since September but more tents and wooden additions had been built recently. The exact nature of the complaint is unknown, whether it's about the castle facade itself, the drawbridge or a newly built structure. 

In the meantime, filming can't commence until the structure is examined by local inspectors who will determine if the production unit did follow what was agreed upon in the planning application. However, the inspectors are expected to do the assessment on Tuesday.

The delay is indeed unfortunate but will hopefully be sorted out quickly so that filming can get back on track.

But aside from this incident, the rest of "Game of Thrones'" production units in Spain and Croatia appear to be running smoothly. It has been reported that Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), her daughter Princess Myrcella Baratheon (Nell Tiger Free) and Gregor "The Mountain" Clegane (Hafthor Julius Bjornsson) were seen shooting in Croatia. Spain is also playing host to the cast and crew of the popular fantasy series as scenes for the Tower of Joy and Mereen sequences are shot in the country.  

The sixth season of "Game of Thrones" is expected to arrive in 2016.

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