‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8 casting continues with a ‘Military Guard’

We’ve got new official ‘Game Of Thrones’ season 8 news. HBO have released a casting call for the role of a military guard.

We've got new official 'Game Of Thrones' season 8 news. HBO have released a casting call for the role of a military guard.

HBO have issued a new casting call for Game Of Thrones season 8, which will see the addition of a smaller part for an actor aged 25-35 to portray a military guard. More detailed news about the casting tells us that the show is looking for a “fit and agile excellent actor with a good distinctive face,” and also that for the role they will need to have excellent fighting skills, implying that the character may be in a battle scene.

Lyanna Mormont
Lyanna Mormont

As well as the military guard casting, there was also an opening for a boy and a girl. These positions were opened months ago and have most likely been filled.

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We have already got a young northern girl in the show as Lyanna Mormont (who instantly became a fan-favorite). What’s interesting about the girl casting call is that the role description almost mirrors Lyanna’s character, they are asking for a girl around the age of 8 [up to 10]. In the role description, the character has been brought up in a family of soldiers and shares their fearlessness. The part will be a “very nice stand-out part for a strong-minded young girl with a fighting spirit.” – sound like anyone? 

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As for the boy character, the show is searching for an actor aged 8 to 12 who must be physically fit for the role. They will have an agile look and will be someone with a good, distinctive face. He’s described as being from a poor background, a boy who has to fight to make his way in the world. Do you think these two characters will be connected, or even related in some way? Given what has been said, the boy will have a a bigger role in the show that the girl. Reading some fan theories that have emerged online after this news, people have been speculating that the boy could be a younger Varys, or even Littlefinger. We’ve seen this before with Ned Stark and Jon Snow so it’s possible.

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(Source/s: WinterIsComing.net)

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