Updates this week as the cast and crew are getting into the last stretch of filming for season 5. Matthew B. Roberts (@TheMattBRoberts), writer and producer on the show had shown a picture of his heavily marked up book for Season 6, A Breath of Snow and Ashes and a Guy Fawkes mask. What is the message we get here? Rumors have it parts of ABOSAA is being used in Season 5. Guess you will just have to read it after you hurriedly finish up The Fiery Cross.
The S5 filming blocks are ending, which means the set up for the conclusion of the season is underway. Sam Heughan and Colin McFarlane (Ulysses) gave us a great BTS shot this week. Large amounts of extras and crew can be seen in the background. No shots of Maria Doyle Kennedy (Jocasta), although her Twitter said she was hopping around in the PNW (Seattle) in the US this week.
Also seen on set again and acting, or behaving badly were the kittens playing Adso. Apparently a huge distraction with everyone on the set. Adso is a character we follow with great fondness, who becomes a fixture of the big house and Claire’s surgery room. But no more spoilers here. It looks like we are close to a wrap on this season’s filming. That means production will be at least 3 more months. As Matthew B. Roberts has said, he is already on the scripts and John Gary Steele is designing sets for S6. We’ll see who joins the writers room this coming season. The War of Regulation is fast approaching. And after that, the American revolution.
Yes, those are Caitriona Balfe’s hands. Hope they got a lint roller.
It was with great delight and letting out of held breath that Adso the cat’s character was 1. Included in Season 5, since Clarence the Mule has really been down played and they stuck with amazingly beautiful horse for Claire to ride. 2. And cast very grey indeed. 3. And quite ferocious. Looks like they have chosen a British Short Hair in the blue variety. We are still seeking out the name of the acting rep so we may find the actor’s name.
Adso is the somewhat wee cheetie found on the road back from the Gathering at Mount Halcion. Jamie finds the cat and gifts him to “Sasanach” to keep her surgery clear of mice. The cat lives in cupboards when not disappearing. Jamie suggests the name of Adso, as that was the name of his mother’s cat. Claire becomes a bit attached to the cat. Hopefully some of the cats antics will get played up, as so far not much of Clarence the Mule has been used. The next casting for animal actors if keeping with the books should be the White Sow, if they do not keep the animal actor from season 4 for a return performance. Fans will remember the sow taking residence in the house and having enormous litters.
Welcome Adso! I’m rereading The Fiery Cross for third time to kill Droughtlander time, I think I just want to skip ahead now.
The “C”ator is seen here going into ferocious emote. Sam is being very careful and also allowing fellow actor to fulfill his BTS chat. Would you look at that, the fur is already clinging to Sam’s tricorn.