Has Young Ned Been Cast?

It looks like season 6 of Game of Thrones will have some flashbacks.  According to sources, Sebastian Croft has just been cast as a young Ned Stark for the sixth season.  

Ever since the casting list came out for season 6 - which listed a young boy with a "northern accent"  - fans have been speculating we might finally see a Ned Stark flashback scene.  

The casting list included the following character titles and description:

  • Boy Aged 12 - "Brown hair and blue eyes. This is a great part for a 12 year old boy. We need a Northern accent, very grounded and physical and who you can instantly see has great heart and soul. He has scenes where he has to spar with a wooden sword so physical skills are important. A very good and memorable new part being introduced in this season."
  • Boy Aged 7 - "Aged 7 with dark brown hair, a narrow face and striking green eyes. Northern accent required. Athletic and charismatic. He has scenes where he has to spar with a wooden sword so physical skills are important.  A good new part for a sparky and talented young boy being introduced this season."
  • Large Boy - "Aged 10-12 but plays as younger – a clever boy who seems too large for his character’s age of 7-8 years old. An unusually big young boy – not fat – but remarkably tall and physically powerful for his age. We need characterful squat features.  This is a terrific part in this new season. It’s a complicated part with great acting demands. A one-off acting opportunity for a very smart and talented boy of an unusual physical type."

The question is still up which young boy Sebastian Croft will be taking the role of - my bets on the Boy Aged 12.  It also brings up the question which other characters we will see in the flashback.  Given the description in the casting list, I'd say the Large Boy will be either Robert or Brandon.  And the Boy Aged 7 could possibly be Benjen.

But what do you think about seeing a flashback scene with a young Ned Stark, in the sixth season of Game of Thrones.  And who do you think the other boys will be?  Leave your thoughts in the comments below!