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GAME OF THRONES: Season 6: New Character Casting List Released [HBO]

Game of Thrones Season 6 Casting List Released. The first official casting list for HBO‘s Game of Thrones: Season 6 has been released. The list contains a description of character mentioned this season (I’ve read the A Song of Ice and Fire books Game of Thrones is based on) and a character that was omitted from Season 5 along with all of his brethren.

The casting list does not have names (because of previous leaks), but since I read A Dance of Dragons and the book before it only a few summers ago, I still have those characters fresh in my mind. Some more than others made an impression. The original breaker of this casting list has made his own speculations as well.

Game of Thrones Season 6 Casting List

* Pirate,  man in his 40’s to late 50’s. He’s “an infamous pirate who has terrorized seas all around the world. Cunning, ruthless, with a touch of madness.” He’s a dangerous-looking man. A very good part this season.

We’d heard unconfirmed rumors that Theon’s uncle Euron Greyjoy would be appearing in season 6, and this sounds like him, more than his brother Victarion.

I agree. That definitely sounds like Euron Greyjoy a.k.a. Crow’s Eye. That character description left out one key character trait. If they had included that, everyone would know it was Crow’s Eye so my guess is that they purposely left it out.

* Father. Aged 50’s to 60’s, he’s one of the greatest soldiers in Westeros- a humorless martinet, severe and intimidating. He demands martial discipline in the field and in his home. It’s described as “a very good part” for next year and that he’s “centrally involved” in a protagonist’s storyline.

This is a clear description of Randyll Tarly, Sam’s abusive father and the famous soldier mentioned by Stannis Baratheon this a couple episodes ago. Some had guessed the discussion might mean we’re seeing him next year, and they were right.

I agree. “Severe” is good description of  Randyll, especially when you consider what he does to rapists. Now that Sam has grown as a character (he’s found some semblance of courage, killed multiple times, and indulged in coitus), it will be fireworks when he and his father are on-screen together.

* Mother, in her 50’s. She’s a sweet, plump, and adoring mother, and has a soft spot for one of her children who benefits from her decency.

* Sister, in her early 20s. She’s a kind, friendly and unpretentious woman.

* Brother, in his early to mid-20’s. Athletic, a good hunter, an excellent swordsman, manly, not particularly bright but the favorite child of the father.

The next three characters appear to be linked to [the Randyll Tarly] storyline- most likely Sam’s mother, brother Dickon and one of his sisters. All have the same comment about being centrally involved in a protagonist’s storyline.

This means Sam Tarly is going to have a larger role than in previous seasons of Game of Thrones and that a particular storyline not present in Season 5 may take place in Season 6. Since Season 5 is not over yet, that is still up in the air.

Priest, in his 40’s or 50’s. A gruff ex-soldier who found religion. Now a no-nonsense rural priest who ministers to the poor of the countryside. He’s salt-of-the-earth man who has weathered many battles.

Sounds like Septon Meribald, although it’s a little surprising we’d see him next year instead of this year. If it is him, that hints at someone surviving the season.

Septon Meribald didn’t make a great impression on me during A Feast for Crows. This could or could not be him.

* Leading Actress, in her early 40’s, she’s an elegant actress with a traveling theatre company. Fun, charismatic, rum-drinking actress in the troupe.

* Priestess. Mid-20’s to early 30’s. Any ethnicity- she’s beautiful, intense, and magnetic.

* Fierce Warrior, a tall man in 30’s or 40’s with a powerful physique. They’re looking for someone with “mixed ethnicity” for the role.

* A large boy, with an actor who is 10-12 but playing 7 or 8. He’s described as “a clever boy” who seems too large for his age. He’s big and tall but not fat. “Characterful squat features” are a plus for this part. it’s specified that this is a one-time appearance.

* 12 year old boy, with brown hair and blue eyes. He needs to use a Northern accent. He has scenes where he has to spar with a wooden sword.
The length of the role isn’t specified.

* 7 year old boy with dark brown hair, a narrow face and green eyes. He also has a Northern accent. He also spars with the wooden sword, so it’s safe to assume it’s the same scene. This role is similarly open-ended, the description only stating that the character is being ‘introduced.’

It’s worth noting that Sean Bean has green eyes, so if this is for a flashback role, the write-up would be a good fit for a child Ned.

I think the last three boys might be Robert Bartheon, Brandon Stark, and Eddard Stark. The large boy description fits with Robert and the two other descriptions fit with brothers Brandon and Eddard.

What’s your opinion?

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