Production on Game of Thrones season 8 is set to begin in October but the pre-production and casting process has already begun. According to Watchers on the Wall, casting directors are now casting actors to fill new roles in the final season of the show.

HBO is looking to fill two roles including:

  • A Northern Girl. This character is 8-10 years old, was brought up in a family of soldiers, and displays “dauntlessness and integrity.” The role is said to be “very nice stand-out part for a strong-minded young girl with a fighting spirit.”
  • Boy. This character is 8-12 years old, physically fit, and comes from a poor background; kid had to fight to carve out a place for himself in the world. The actor needs to “completely own the scenes that he appears in.” Note that that’s ‘scenes’ with an ‘s’. This character will appear more than once.

While it is possible to attempt to crack the code behind the casting call breakdown, it may be difficult to ever discover what HBO is looking for. Especially considering how HBO is now planning on a new misdirection creative strategy to distract audiences and avoid spoilers. Until then, if you’re interested in a role on Game of Thrones, learn how to audition for a role here.