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... on the theory that, sooner or later, we have to stop talking about fanfic.

So, let's see. Casting is in full swing for the HBO series. No one has been cast yet. But I think we're getting close on a few roles.

I've been looking at many audition tapes. Varys. Littlefinger. Pyp. Grenn. Sam. Ser Gregor. Renly. Bronn. Septa Mordane. Jory. The Old Bear. Even Marillion. And probably some other characters that I've forgotten about, writing this off the top of my head.

Some very hard choices await us. For some parts, a wealth of great possibilities, and no way to go wrong. For others, two or three strong contenders, then it tails off sharply. For a few, we have yet to see anyone who excites us, so the search goes on.

I've been asked if I will once again be giving "hints" when parts are cast. Honest answer: I don't know. I had fun with that last time around, and I think you guys did too. (It astonished me how quickly you solved some of those puzzles). But now that we have an actual series, HBO may very well want all casting announcements to come through them. Or maybe they won't care. In any case, he who pays the piper calls the tune, so I'll dance to whatever they play.

Tell you what, though... to save you guys the trouble of trying to parse every syllable of my posts here for hints and hidden meanings that do not exist, I will use a simple signal. If I do add any posts with casting hints, I'll use my Froggy the Gremlin userpic. If Froggy is not up there, then there are no hints in the post, so don't sweat it. (This is pretty much what I did last time round, I'm just making it explicit).

I think we're going to get some great people.

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ncisley
May. 9th, 2010 12:04 pm (UTC)
Umm enough already
Hey George,
I think its great that you have an HBO series coming out. However, I have been waiting for two long years for an update on Dance with Dragons. COME ON ALREADY!!! Please throw us avid book reading fans a bone! Whats the deal?
mybluesunset
May. 10th, 2010 03:38 am (UTC)
Re: Umm enough already
Amen on the "can't wait for aDwD" part! But I think at this point we just have to wait and trust.
tonys_mac
May. 19th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
Re: Umm enough already
wow! How come your post didn't get axed? Whenever I plop a little comment like this in here, it gets chopped up immediately. But yes, agree with both above posts, sick to tears waiting, but resigned to the fact that GRRM has multiple commitments, projects, priorities. We get it when we get it.
nicholsml
May. 10th, 2010 09:02 am (UTC)
Re: Umm enough already
You need to give the guy a break. He has never claimed to be a fast writer and he has many projects. The last thing he needs is a fan pressuring him to complete a book, lay off and have some respect please. It's a great series and the last thing we need is for him to rush out something half-assed.

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