But it seems bagging one of the show’s coveted roles could threaten your chances of landing certain other parts, with one star claiming that some series in similar genres are ‘banning’ Thrones actors from auditioning due to fears that they are too strongly associated with the HBO show.
“It’s quite unusual because there was another show, that I’d rather not name if you don’t mind, which was auditioning. It’s based on a video game and I can’t remember if Amazon or Netflix were doing it. But at the bottom of the casting call: ‘No Game of Thrones actors’,” Beattie said.
“And that’s not the first time that’s happened,” he continued. “And I’m thinking, there’s some pretty bloody good actors in Game of Thrones. What the heck? But they did not want any form of brand recognition. That’s to do with the identity of the show. This is obviously a show that sees itself as a Game of Thrones-type show.
“It isn’t out yet, it’s being made I think as we speak. So they obviously don’t want any crossover whatsoever, which is fair enough. I won’t be watching it, but OK.”
The final series of Game of Thrones will air on 15th April at 2am and 9pm on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV