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More Casting to Come

Glad to see everyone so excited about the casting.

We're not done yet by any means. Roles still to be filled for the pilot include Bran, Jory, Hullen, Jeyne Poole, Septa Mordane, Maester Luwin, Ser Rodrik, Grand Maester Pycelle, Khal Drogo, Magister Illyrio, and the threesome from the prologue, Gared, Will, and Waymar Royce.
And the ever-popular Red-Headed Whore and Nameless Eunuch.

Rickon, Tommen, Myrcella, and Beth will be non-speaking parts.

People are getting way ahead of themselves with suggestions for Varys, Littlefinger, Lord Tywin, Ser Barristan, Renly, Stannis, Melisandre, etc. None of those characters appear in the pilot, and some won't appear until the second season.

Assuming, of course, that we get that far.

Comments

gambit007
Sep. 2nd, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
No little finger, Vary, or Tywin first season???
I was under the impression that the first season would represent the entire book of "A Game of Thrones". I can understand some slight differences existing between the tv and book versions but Varys, Littlefinger, and Lord Tywin ARE the villains in a Game of Thrones. Its like saying they are writing Romeo and Juliet except Juliet won't be in it ( Yes, that idea would make an interesting movie but thats not the point!).
ragdoll
Sep. 2nd, 2009 07:09 am (UTC)
Re: No little finger, Vary, or Tywin first season???
You've misunderstood what GRRM wrote.

"None of those characters appear in the pilot, and some won't appear until the second season."

If HBO options an entire first series, then other major characters who haven't been cast for the first one or two hour pilot will then be hired. And there may be recasts of people already seen if there's a schedule conflict, money conflict, or they just plain don't work out in the role. The pilot episode couldn't possibly cover the entire novel of AGoT.
gambit007
Sep. 2nd, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Re: No little finger, Vary, or Tywin first season???
I get it now. He was talking about pilot not season. Well heres hoping it gets all of the seasons.
brudewollen
Sep. 2nd, 2009 07:19 am (UTC)
Re: No little finger, Vary, or Tywin first season???
They are only casting the pilot episode right now. If the series gets picked up, they will cast the rest of the roles for the season at that point.
kram006
Sep. 2nd, 2009 07:26 am (UTC)
Re: No little finger, Vary, or Tywin first season???
He said *some*. I would assume he'd mean Melisandre, and possibly not Renly/Stannis (not because they aren't in the first book but due to casting (since they have big roles in 2nd book))
theclairvoyant5
Sep. 2nd, 2009 07:47 am (UTC)
Re: No little finger, Vary, or Tywin first season???
I think you misunderstood what GRRM said.
"People are getting way ahead of themselves with suggestions for Varys, Littlefinger, Lord Tywin, Ser Barristan, Renly, Stannis, Melisandre, etc. None of those characters appear in the pilot, and some won't appear until the second season."

'Some' being the key word there. I think he's referring to Stannis and Melisandre, who don't really show up until A Clash of Kings.
gogoratchet
Sep. 2nd, 2009 08:13 am (UTC)
Re: No little finger, Vary, or Tywin first season???
Um, I'm pretty sure he meant characters like Mel and Stannis who don't show up until the 2nd book.
mishmarlayla
Sep. 2nd, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
Re: No little finger, Vary, or Tywin first season???
I share your confusion...
Although Tywin can be added late in the story, Littlefinger has a major role in the game of thrones.
Perhaps the first book will be separated into two seasons?
who knows
silverstar1610
Sep. 2nd, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
Re: No little finger, Vary, or Tywin first season???
He said they don't appear in the pilot, not the first season. Stannis and Melisandre won't appear in the first season.
hippoiathanatoi
Sep. 2nd, 2009 09:23 am (UTC)
Re: No little finger, Vary, or Tywin first season???
George said people were getting ahead of themselves suggestingcasting for Tywin, Varys, and Littlefinger. That's because the pilot is just the first episode and those characters do not appear in it. They will surely be cast if the first season gets a greenlight.

Others, like Melisandre, won't even appear until second season (*knock on wood*).

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