What a great way to start off the week- with a Game of Thrones season 8 exclusive! Our sources have brought us another new batch of roles for the final season of the show, giving us a glimpse at what we have to look forward to.
In August, The Hollywood Reporter stated, contrary to early reports of filming from October to March, that Game of Thrones will be shooting all the way through August for the final season. The first casting notice listed today helps confirm that report, with filming running into June for the role.
According to our sources, GoT is looking for a 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.
Given that Euron Greyjoy ran off to fetch the infamous Golden Company at the end of season 7, it’s almost a lock that this mercenary is a member of that sellsword group, possibly its leader. He doesn’t sound like a match for the book’s sellsword leader Harry Strickland, so this may be the show’s own rendition.
Next up we have a few small roles for the North!
First, we have a 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.
Second is a 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.
Last up in the North we have a 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.
With the White Walker army moving south into the North, we anticipate seeing a ton of casualties up there and small roles like these may turn up as part of those scenes.
Elsewhere, we’ll be popping in to visit the Ironborn no doubt. GoT is looking for someone to play a 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.
We’ll finish off today’s batch of new roles with two guards!
Guard #1 is in his 20’s, and is 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 is 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!
All in all, a nice variety of roles for the new season, with some interesting hints for the future- the Golden Company, filming in Spain and more!
Note: These casting notices are provided for our readers’ enjoyment only. Watchers on the Wall cannot assist with obtaining auditions/being cast on Game of Thrones.