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Beware: These Game of Thrones casting rumors could reveal potential spoilers for Season 6?

Game of Thrones Season 5 might not even be over yet, but casting from Season 6 has already begun. Furthermore, we can also sleuth out some potential character details from the HBO casting calls.

According to, Game of Thrones is looking for a 'pirate', 'father', 'mother', 'sister', 'brother', 'priest', 'leading actress', 'priestess, 'fierce warrior' and a series of boys. According to the website, their sources have provided the following descriptions:

Pirate, man in his 40’s to late 50’s. He’s “an infamous pirate who has terrorized seas all around the world. Cunning, ruthless, with a touch of madness." He’s a dangerous-looking man. A very good part this season.

This is believed to be Theon’s uncle Euron Greyjoy.

Father. Aged 50’s to 60’s, he’s one of the greatest soldiers in Westeros- a humorless martinet, severe and intimidating. He demands martial discipline in the field and in his home. It’s described as “a very good part” for next year and that he’s “centrally involved” in a protagonist’s storyline.

This could be Randyll Tarly, Sam's abusive father.

Mother, in her 50’s. She’s a sweet, plump, and adoring mother, and has a soft spot for one of her children who benefits from her decency.
Sister, in her early 20s. She’s a kind, friendly and unpretentious woman.
Brother, in his early to mid-20’s . Athletic, a good hunter, an excellent swordsman, manly, not particularly bright but the favourite child of the father.

If the above father role is correct, this is likely to the rest of Sam's family, including his brother Dickon.

Priest, in his 40’s or 50’s. A gruff ex-soldier who found religion. Now a no-nonsense rural priest who ministers to the poor of the countryside. He’s salt-of-the-earth man who has weathered many battles. suggests this is Septon Meribald.

Leading Actress, in her early 40’s, she’s an elegant actress with a traveling theatre company. Fun, charismatic, rum-drinking actress in the troupe.
Priestess. Mid-20’s to early 30’s. Any ethnicity- she’s beautiful, intense, and magnetic.
Fierce Warrior, a tall man in 30’s or 40’s with a powerful physique. They’re looking for someone with “mixed ethnicity” for the role.

And the three boys are perhaps the most intriguing of all. suggests they could form a flashback which might even include Ned Stark, if the eye colors are significant.

A large boy, with an actor who is 10-12 but playing 7 or 8. He’s described as “a clever boy” who seems too large for his age. He’s big and tall but not fat. “Characterful squat features” are a plus for this part. it’s specified that this is a one-time appearance.
12 year old boy, with brown hair and blue eyes. He needs to use a Northern accent. He has scenes where he has to spar with a wooden sword. The length of the role isn’t specified.
7 year old boy with dark brown hair, a narrow face and green eyes. He also has a Northern accent. He also spars with the wooden sword, so it’s safe to assume it’s the same scene. This role is similarly open-ended, the description only stating that the character is being ‘introduced.’

If this is a flashback, it could quite possibly be the second of the series. Rumors from earlier suggest Season 5 would be the first to have them, and that was confirmed with the very first shot of the season where we met young Cersei.



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