Seven new roles are being cast for the eight and final season of Game of Thrones! The yet to be cast actors will play a mercenary, a Northern farmer and a "sassy" girl among others.
Read on for more details below:
Mercenary, aged 35 – 50.
He’s described as an authoritative, fit, cool and charismatic military type. He’ll be appearing in 2 episodes of season 8. The role requires he be able to ride a horse- no surprise for a mercenary on Thrones! The actor will be rehearsing in October, filming the week commencing December 11th, and then once again in May and June of 2018.
Northern farmer, aged 25 – 35.
He’s a straightforward honest man of simple tastes who works on the land. The role is currently scheduled to shoot the week commencing November 17th.
Sassy and attractive girl, aged 18 – 25.
The character is a sexy and confident Northern girl playing a good, memorable one-scene part in one episode, playing opposite leading cast. Her part is currently set to shoot the week commencing November 6th.
Northern sentry, aged 18 – 25.
The show’s looking for a characterful young Northern actor with great timing to play a small part opposite leading cast. This role is currently scheduled to shoot the first week of December.
Sailor, aged 35- 50.
He’s a rough-and ready sea-faring type with a weathered face and strong presence. This part is scheduled to shoot the week commencing December 11th.
Guard #1, in his 20's
Physically very fit, able to handle himself in any fight. He’s scheduled to shoot in the first week of December. His looks aren’t specified, coloring-wise, and there’s no mention of accents, so this character could pop up anywhere.
Guard #2 in his 30's
They’re looking for an actor that’s tall, and athletic with a military feel. The character is a professional clear-thinking guard who is dependable. The part has two days shooting on November 1st and 2nd in Spain and though it’s a small one-line part, he does interact with leading cast. It’s noted that the role is being cast with a white actor in this instance. But what this casting notice really does is confirm for us that Game of Thrones will be in Spain in November!
BONUS SPOILER BIT:
* The directors for season 8 have been named!
HBO has tapped Miguel Sapochnik, whose known for directing season 6's "Battle of the Bastards" and "The Winds of Winter." He will be joined by David Nutter, who helmed season 5's finale "Mother Mercy" and the Red Wedding episode "The Rains of Castamere." Creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss, meanwhile, will co-direct the series finale.
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