Game of Thrones is now casting seven new speaking roles for the final season.
Production for Season 8 of the Game of Thrones is heating up, and fan site Watchers on the Wall has revealed casting directors are now casting several new roles for the final season. These roles include:
- Mercenary, aged 35-50. This guy is “an authoritative, fit, cool and charismatic military type.” He needs to to be able to ride a horse and will appear in two episodes of season 8. Since there are only six episodes to go around this year, every one counts.
- Northern farmer, aged 25 – 35. This guy is a “straightforward honest man of simple tastes.” He’s just folk, y’all. He’ll shoot the week of November 17th.
- Sassy and attractive girl, aged 18 – 25. This is another small Northern role; this character will film the week of November 6 and play opposite leading cast members in a “memorable” scene.
- Northern sentry, aged 18 – 25. This is another role with scenes opposite leading cast members. HBO wants “a characterful young Northern actor with great timing.” He’ll shoot in the first week December.
- Sailor, aged 35- 50. “He’s a rough-and ready sea-faring type with a weathered face and strong presence.” This character will film scenes the week of December 11. With Euron still in the mix, odds are he’s a member of the Ironborn.
- Guard #1 is is a physically fit 20-something who’s good in a fight. He’ll be shooting the first week of December.
- Guard #2 is a tall, athletic 30-something. He’s professional, dependable and has one line opposite leading cast members. He’ll shoot on November 1 and 2 in Spain, which is notable because it lets us know that the production will return to Spain.
Due to the popularity of the Game of Thrones, producers have kept a tight lid on extras casting call opportunities as well as speaking roles. If you’re interested in a role on Game of Thrones, learn how to audition for a role here.
About Game of Thrones:
The series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines seen through the eyes of a broad ensemble cast. The first narrative arc follows a civil war among several noble houses for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the legendary creatures and fierce peoples of the North; the third follows the attempts of the realm’s deposed ruling dynasty to reclaim the throne.