Newswire: Game Of Thrones sets new record for lighting stuntpeople on fire

Game Of Thones will begin its penultimate season in a little over a month, and is going out in a quite literal blaze of glory. According to Entertainment Weekly, the show set a whole bunch of stuntpeople on fire for a scene in which Daenerys‘ dragons do their business. Specifically, the production ignited 20 all at once, which is a new record according to both stunt coordinator Rowley Irlam and showrunner David Benioff.

“One sequence has 73 fire burns and that itself is a record,” Irlam told EW. “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 …

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