Series five may be coming to a close but Game of Thrones fans need not despair because casting for the sixth season is already underway.
If you’ve always had dreams of starring in the hit HBO drama, based on the novels by George R.R Martin, then now would be a good time to get on the phone: the casting list for season six is vast and rather interesting, so who says you couldn’t play one of the roles?
Fan site Watchers on The Wall has been keeping up to date with all the latest casting calls, the most recent of which asks for a young 18-22-year-old woman with a child-like physique to play an “impactful role”. She needs to be about 5ft tall and have eyes that are “far apart if possible”.
Does that sound like you or someone you know? Don’t worry if it doesn’t, there are plenty of other roles on offer.
If you’re a man in his 50s and 60s who can pass for a severe and intimidating soldier who’s a bit of a humourless martinet, then you might be in luck. There’s a “very good part” for such a man who will be “centrally involved” in one protagonist’s storyline.
Fan speculation that he’ll be Sam Tarly’s dad, Randyll, is already rife, so if you bear any resemblance to John Bradley-West it might be worth a go.
Speaking of infamous relatives, perhaps you could see yourself playing Theon ‘Reek’ Greyjoy’s unruly uncle? That’s who fans think the Game of Thrones powers that be are looking for in “an infamous pirate who has terrorised seas all around the world”.
It’s not all pirates and severely strict soldiers, though: there’s room for everyone in Westeros, including “a sweet, plump, and adoring mother”, “an elegant actress with a travelling theatre company”, and a big, tall “but not fat” 10-12 year-old boy who’s playing a 7-year-old character in a one-off appearance.
HBO has confirmed that the show will indeed be returning to reign in Spain for season six, so you might even get a little holiday out of it, if you’re lucky. Or y’know, you could end up heading north to Castle Black, or perhaps quite literally chilling at The Wall?
With the death-count piling up as the seasons progress, it’s no wonder the producers need so many new potential characters – there’s really never been a better time to “watch the throne”.