Game of Thrones Essie Davis

Game of Thrones Season 6: Babadook Actress Cast... as Cersei?!

Game of Thrones is getting another lean, mean queen.

Australian actress Essie Davis, who played beleaguered mom Amelia in the horror film The Babadook, will join the HBO series in Season 6, reports.

Davis reportedly will play Cersei Lannister — but don’t worry, Lena Headey isn’t going anywhere. Davis will don the queen regent’s blonde wig as part of a Braavosi theater troupe’s dramatization of the goings-on in King’s Landing.

Other Season 6 castings include Richard E. Grant (Downton Abbey), Freddie Stroma (UnREAL), Pilou Asbæk (The Borgias) and Max von Sydow (Minority Report).

Davis’ resumé features roles in the Australian crime drama Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, two Matrix movies and the Australian version of The Slap.


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  1. AJ says:

    Are they going to do some kind of ember island players type episode?

    • MM says:

      Yes! Excellent reference! Good for you!
      It certainly sounds like it, but the difference is that they’ll probably all get killed at the end.

  2. Joey says:

    As far as I know, all of the members of this theater troupe have been filming in Girona, Spain, which is being used for parts of Oldtown and Braavos, NOT King’s Landing.

    • TrickyGreyArea says:

      It’s definitely being used for all three…there are reports of some very interesting scenes set to film next week in Girona as KL.

      • Joey says:

        Well I would be surprised if the theater troupe is being used in KL, as it should be pretty familiar to book readers who have read Arya’s chapter from the new TWOW book.

  3. Walkie says:

    Ummm. . . .Ian McShane?
    Might want to mention him as well.

  4. Flashrow says:

    So this season has the meta episode, hasn’t it? Cool xD