The first casting list for season 6 of Game of Thrones has been released, thanks to the team of Watchers on the Wall. This time around they are quite vague in their character description, and have left out the specific character names.
But this wont stop us from at least speculating which book characters can fit into these character descriptions - which you'll be able to find after the break. Everything before the break will simply be the characters and their descriptions.
- Pirate - A "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 marital discipline in the field and in his home. It's described as 'a very good good part' for next year and that he's 'centrally involved' in a protagonist's storyline.
- His Family - A Mother "in her 50's. She's a sweet, plump, and adoring mother, and has a soft sport for one of her children who benefits from her decency." A Sister "in her early 20's. She's a kind, friendly and unpretentious woman." And a Brother "in his early to mid-20's. Athletic, a good hunter, an excellent swordsman, manly, not particularly bright but the favorite 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 weather 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."
- Trio of Young Boys - A large boy "with an actor who is 10-12 boy playing 7 or 8. He's described as 'a clever boy' who seems to 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." A 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." And a 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, with the description only stating that the character is being 'introduced.'"
That's it for the season 6 casting list. If you want to know who I think these characters may be keep on reading - but if you want to keep it a surprise, well, consider this your spoiler warning. Also leave your thoughts on these characters in the comments below!
Working our way down, from top to bottom, lets start with the Pirate. I think its pretty obvious that this sounds like Euron Greyjoy, especially from the line "with a touch of madness," that just sums of the character of Euron. I was staring to believe that the entire Iron Islands story line was being pushed to the side, due to the show becoming to large. I really hope they don't combine Victarion and Euron into one character - I want this to be the Euron from the books, nothing less and nothing more.
The Father character is clearly Randyll Tarley - Sam's father. The entire description sums up the character of Randyll perfectly. As for who's story line he will play a part in will be interesting to see, but I would assume it would be somewhat similar to the books - but then again, with the way they're changing stuff in the show, it could be anyone. Which would make the three character following characters in the family be his wife, Melessa Florent, his second son, Dickon Tarly, and one his daughters, possibly Talla Tarly.
The Priest character sounds a lot like Septon Meribald. Now I thought for sure they would cut this character from the show - not that I wanted that to be the case, but I just didn't see the show having room for Meribald. But from the description given it lines up very well with the character of Septon Meribald.
As for everyone else I really don't know who they might be - I have a few ideas for the trio of young boys, but nothing solid - I think my predictions for these few characters are spot on. What do you think? Do you think my guesses are right? And if not, who do you think these characters will be?