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It isn't easy surviving six whole seasons in Westeros or Essos, and not everyone makes it. Here's everything you need to know about the Game of Thrones Season 7 characters. Stay tuned for updates!
New 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Characters:
Who Is This Little Guy?
Toward the end of Season 6, we analyzed a casting call for two Northern children — a 16-year-old girl and a 10-year-old boy that were due to film in September and October for a scene that included a high speed chase. Some speculated that they might be a young Lyanna Stark and Howland Reed, but such a long filming period indicates that they're probably going to stick around for longer than just a vision. It makes more sense, then, that they are new characters that exist in real time, alongside the characters we already know. Head here for a more in-depth analysis.
The casting calls for Season 7 have already been released, and a handful of newcomers will be joining our favorite characters next season. But just who will they be playing?
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Extras NI, the company in Northern Ireland responsible for casting extras on Game of Thrones Season 7 has issued a casting call for a mixed race baby, under 10 pounds. The baby was required to be available for a week of filming in early September.
A mixed race baby is most likely a Dothraki child, but what cause could we have for meeting a little Dothraki in Season 7? Will we be having another glimpse at Daenerys's family life that could have been?
According to the Watcher's on the Wall, a sizable new role in Season 7 is for a warrior, age 35–45. They describe him as:
...a tough-looking bruiser with the attack skills of a pit bull, and the actor needs to be great at fighting. He has a “considerable” amount of dialogue as well. It’s described as an “excellent part for a top-end actor.” Helpful clues in the description? We know it’s not a Dothraki character as the actor for the role is required to be white, and they’re asking for a neutral and non-posh English accent. This role is currently scheduled to shoot across October.
Some have suggested it might be a young Robert Baratheon, but 35–45 is a little old for Robert Baratheon around the start of the rebellion. And since the character is shooting for a month, it seems more likely he's a new addition. The "tough-looking bruiser" part and the "non-posh English accent" might indicate that it's Victarion Greyjoy, Euron's brother. Now that Yara and Theon have teamed up with Dany, Euron's going to need someone on his side as well to help plan the major battles that are undoubtedly on the way.
Young Rhaegar Targaryen?
Thrones issued a casting call for a tall, handsome young lord in his late 20s. He should be white and use the RP accent (Received Pronunciation, a spoken style of English that reflects a high education or social status). They need to have him on set for just a week, which means he likely won't be in more than one episode, and possibly only one scene. A tall, handsome, high-class lord? Will Bran's greensight let us finally meet Jon Snow's real father, Rhaegar Targaryen?
Season 6 might have been light on the sexposition in comparison to earlier seasons, but it looks like Benioff and Weiss are once again in need of "an attractive young courtesan who is sure of her own mind" and willing to do full nudity. But at least it's "a substantial speaking role."
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Returning 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Characters:
Jon Snow is the White Wolf, the King in the North! He spent his whole life believing that he was the bastard son of Ned Stark, but now, thanks to Bran, we know that he's actually the most-likely-legitimate son of Lyanna Stark and Rhaegar Targaryen. Only, he doesn't know that yet.
Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of Meereen, Queen of the Andals and the Rhoynar and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons. She's coming for you, Westeros. Watch out.
Tyrion Lannister is now officially Hand of the Queen to Daenerys, which is going to make things extra dramatic when he sails back to Westeros where his own sister — who wants his head on a spike — is currently occupying the Iron Throne.
Cersei Lannister, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Protector of the Seven Kingdoms. This kween has now probably killed more innocent people than anyone else, thanks to the epic wildfire explosion that indirectly landed her on the Iron Throne.
Jaime Lannister, Captain of Cersei's Queensguard, and her twin brother/lover. Throughout the six seasons of GoT, the Kingslayer has actually revealed himself to be not such a bad guy after all. But we'll see what happens when he finally confronts Cersei about her ascension to the Iron Throne.
Sansa Stark, Lady of Winterfell and Wardeness of the North, Sansa has proved herself to be a total game player after she completely saved Jon's ass during the Battle of the Bastards. But tensions are likely to be brewing as her half-brother has just become King in the North, and Littlefinger told her he wants her to be his queen. *Shudder*
Arya Stark has been a fan favorite since day one. Her time in Braavos studying to become Faceless came to a swift end when she sliced up the Waif, stole a bunch of faces and headed back to Westeros. Now she's gotten vengeance on the repulsive Walder Frey and his sons, and is heading back to Winterfell (probably?) to be reunited with her brother and sister.
Bran Stark has been busy studying warging and greensight with the Three-Eyed Raven North of the Wall, but now that nearly all of his companions have died and he's acquired knowledge that could send the Seven Kingdoms up in wildfire (again), what's his next move going to be in Season 7?
Theon Greyjoy seemed like he could never recover after Ramsay's cruelty turned him into the sad, pathetic creature known as Reek. But slowly, he's been regaining his humanity, and is turning out to be a slightly more honorable person than he ever was before. He's currently at his sister Yara's side as they sail with Daenerys for Westeros.
Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish
Littlefinger, the master manipulator of Westeros finally admitted that he's after the Iron Throne. While his claim is a pretty weak one, he's so crafty that he just might be able to weasel his way into more power than is good for anybody.
Randyll Tarly Is Back!
Actor James Faulkner, who plays Randyll Tarly — Sam's surly old father — just posted this picture to Twitter. Does this mean Papa Tarly is going to be chasing after his beloved Heartsbane in Season 7?
Even More Returning 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 Characters:
- Davos Seaworth
- Yara Greyjoy
- Euron Greyjoy
- The Hound
- The Mountain
- Grand Maester Pycelle
- Jorah Mormont
- Brienne Of Tarth
- Tormund Giantsbane
- Samwell Tarly
Will Melisandre Return On 'Game Of Thrones' Season 7?
In the explosive finale of Season 6, Davos finally confronted the Red Priestess about sacrificing Princess Shireen, and Jon Snow banished her. But have we seen the last of Melisandre? While she probably won't be returning to the North right away, some fans are speculating that she might have a run in with Arya somewhere south of Winterfell, or perhaps we'll pick up with her story on its own. But then again, she is really old, so maybe she won't be able to survive her journey.
Which characters do you most want to see on Game of Thrones in Season 7?