Game of Thrones Season 7 Cast Characters

Game of Thrones Star: 'S--t Gets Real' in Season 7 — Plus: New Character Intel

A girl does not mince words.

“Just finished reading Season 7,” Game of ThronesMaisie Williams tweeted Monday. “S–t gets real.”

She added:

And because we’ve learned that going against Arya Stark is a bad idea (too soon, Walder Frey?), we’ve started getting ready for the upcoming season — which will premiere next summer — by carefully scrutinizing some recently released casting descriptions.

Thanks to Watchers on the Wall, we know that the HBO drama is seeking to fill a bunch of roles, including:

* A 35- to 45-year-old “warrior,” to be played by a white actor with good fighting skills; the role has a “considerable” amount of dialogue.

* A “priest,” to be played by a white actor in his 60s who can do the received pronunciation (or “RP”) accent, which is the accent most of the King’s Landing-based characters use.

* A young-ish “gate guard,” who is described as a “confident, characterful, straight-talking Northern lad with a great face to play across a very excellent series of scenes.”

* A 40-something “merchant,” who will show up at an inn; the role is flexible in terms of appearance, meaning that it’s possible the character will appear in a location outside of King’s Landing.

* A non-white/of Middle Eastern descent “lieutenant” in his 20s who is athletic and a warrior. (This one’s gotta be Dothraki, right?)

Production on Thrones‘ seventh season will commence later this summer in Northern Ireland. Additional shooting locations include Spain and Iceland. And because the series has now moved beyond George R. R. Martin’s published work, it’s a little tougher to figure out who these for-now-generically-named characters may be. But like Melisandre and R’hllor, we have faith in you. So hit the comments with your thoughts on who these roles may really be!

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  1. James Adams says:

    * A 35- to 45-year-old “warrior,” to be played by a white actor with good fighting skills; the role has a “considerable” amount of dialogue.

    Rheagar Targereyan anyone?

    • Francesca says:

      too old. when he died rhaegar was in his early twenties, 25 at most

    • Iris says:

      They aged some characters on the show (no way that Jon, Robb or Dany looked 13/14-ish in season 1, like they were in the books) so it might be possible. I would love to see Rhaegar. But will they have time for significant flashbacks with so few episodes left? Of course, there could be another Sept of Baelor shocker on an even bigger scale…

    • MS2k16 says:

      Young Barristan Selmy in flashbacks?

    • Nerwen Aldarion says:

      They are casting a white male in his 20’s knows as “Lord” who is supposed to have a King’s Landing accent.

      Now THAT may be Rhaegar.

  2. Wordsmith says:

    That non-white lieutenant might also be Dornish rather than Dothraki.

  3. Bryan German says:

    35 to 45 warrior could be Howland Reed, a character most people have been waiting to see, or read about, throughout the entire series. He would be that age in the books.Of course, writing that in a public forum, I hope I didn’t just sentence him to death after one episode.

  4. Turtle says:

    35 to 45 year old warrior – does that sound like Jon Connington to anyone? Looks like they may not have abandoned that plot after all

  5. Kennith says:

    In the interview that actor with Issac barely let him speak. I was more interested in what Bran was going to be doing but the loud mouth took over the interview.

  6. Kevin K says:

    Don’t ever mess with Arya Stark.

  7. Dee Mirzo says:

    I wish I would play Dothraki warrior