There has been a casting call for seven new roles for Game of Thrones Season 8. The fan site Watchers on the Wall has information on several new roles being cast for the occasion. Let’s take a look at what new characters we may see in the most awaited new Game of Thrones season. 

Casting Call For Seven New Roles For Game of Thrones Season 8 


Seven new roles for Game of Thrones Season 8

Game of Thrones Cast & Crew

Game of Thrones cast is huge. We will see the whole got cast coming together in the epic final season as the Great War and the long night commences. But we will also see seven new characters in the next season.

Details About The Casting Call For Seven New Roles For Game of Thrones Season 8

The casting call sounds like the following for these new characters:

Northern farmer, aged 25 – 35. This guy is a “straightforward honest man of simple tastes.” He’ll shoot the week of November 17th.

Sassy and attractive girl, aged 18 – 25. This is another small Northern role; this character will film the week of November 6 and play opposite leading cast members in a “memorable” scene. This is the only female role on the list but there has been another casting call for a younger Northern girl out there, too.

Mercenary, aged 35-50. This guy is “an authoritative, fit, cool and charismatic military type.” He needs to to be able to ride a horse and will appear in two episodes of season 8. This character may be one of the men of the Golden company. 

Seven New Roles for game of thrones season 8

Daario Naharis of the Golden Company

Cersei tasked Euron Greyjoy to hire the Golden Company in Essos to fight Daenerys in the Game of Thrones Season 7 finale. So we may see Daario Naharis and/or a mercenary along with him in the next season. 

Seven New Roles For Game of Thrones Season 8

Northern sentry, aged 18 – 25. This is another role with scenes opposite leading cast members. HBO wants “a characterful young Northern actor with great timing.” He’ll shoot in the first week December. We saw 2 sentries in the Spoils of War who stopped Arya at the gates of the Winterfell castle.

Two Guards: Guard #1 is a physically fit 20-something who’s good in a fight. He’ll be shooting the first week of December. Guard #2 is a tall, athletic 30-something. He’s professional, dependable and has one line opposite leading cast members. He’ll be shooting on November 1 and 2 in Spain. So we now know that the production for Game of Thrones Season 8 will return to Spain.

There isn’t much description available about the guards’ other Guard #2 being white. The guards can turn up in the King’s Landing, Riverrun, The Eyrie, Winterfell, Army of the Dead or the Golden Company. Only time will tell.

Sailor, aged 35- 50. “He’s a rough-and-ready sea-faring type with a weathered face and strong presence.” With Euron going to the Iron Islands to rescue Yara, this sailor seems like the one who is gonna help Euron in his quest to save his sister. This character will film scenes the week of December 11.

This is the description of all seven new roles for Game of Thrones Season 8. Can’t wait to see these new characters on-screen. 

When Can We Expect The Premiere Date for Game of Thrones Season 8?

The shooting schedules of these seven new characters for Game of Thrones Season 8 shed quite a bit of information on when to expect the premiere date of Game of Thrones Season 8. For example, the mercenary will be filming the week of December 11, and then again in May and June of 2018. So that means HBO will be filming season 8 through June at least, meaning that the shoot will last, at a minimum, for eight months, which is longer than usual.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, it’ll run all the way through August, which is much longer than usual. So we can expect the premiere date for Game of Thrones Season 8 to be anywhere near November 2018 to early 2019. With the big whopping budget of Game of Thrones Season 8, the expectations of the fans have skyrocketed. 

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