Thanks to WatchersOnTheWall sources, we’ve gotten a look at some of the ongoing casting for a few small roles in Game of Thrones season 5. While the parts themselves are minor, the information contained in the calls offer intriguing teases for next season.
The show is seeking a man and woman to play husband-and-wife Meereenese peddlers. The peddlers will be attacked by thugs who raid their wares. A main cast member runs to help them afterward and asks for info about the men who did it. The peddlers have a conversation with the main cast member, mentioning something that’s upsetting for the main cast member to hear.
These characters shoot for only one day in Croatia in early September. Given that they’re Meereenese, most likely (though not guaranteed) they’re involved in Daenerys’s storyline. She may be the person the peddlers speak with, or it could be another notable cast member connected with the Meereen story.
Game of Thrones is also casting for the roles of two young street toughs. It’s unclear if these parts are connected to the peddlers, as these toughs will be shooting in Croatia for one day in late August- not the same day as the peddlers. These characters may be part of another storyline altogether.
The street toughs will be picking on one of the show’s leads. Before the lead gets the chance to deal with them, a mysterious character intervenes and frightens the toughs off.
We’ve heard that Game of Thrones is still looking for someone to play the man with shrewd financial cunning and a long thin face, a role we posted about in July. He starts filming August 29th. The show will be filming in Split and Kastela in the coming weeks, locations that appear to be mostly Meereen and Braavos. Dubrovnik and Sibenik filming are confirmed to be later in September and October.
Sue the Fury: I have several theories about this mysterious character intervening and helping our lead, but what do you think about the new info?