Though the currently airing fifth season of HBO’s “Game of Thrones has three episodes to go, production is gearing up already for the show’s sixth season which commences production in July.
Casting breakdowns for the new season have already leaked, but HBO is not giving away the actual character identities this time out. The breakdowns though hint at what some of these roles could be.
The most notable is a character described as a cunning, ruthless and slightly mad pirate in his late 40s to early 50s. That is speculated to be Euron Greyjoy, Theon’s uncle. Another is said to be a severe and intimidating father in his 50s or 60s who is also one of Westeros’ greatest soldiers, with that rumored to be Samwell’s father Randyll Tarly.
Here’s the full list, courtesy of fan site Watchers on the Wall:
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.
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.
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 favourite child of the father.
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.
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.’
One suggestion already circling for that last one is a flashback scene involving a young Ned Stark. “Game of Thrones” continues to air its final batch of fifth season episodes Sunday nights on HBO.