Did this Game of Thrones casting call confirm an iconic book character in Season 6?

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May 27, 2015

An intriguing casting call for the sixth season of Game of Thrones has made its way online, hinting at the introduction of one of the books' most iconic characters.


Those who were bummed out that we haven't seen a peep of Theon Greyjoy's (Alfie Allen) extended family - and the Iron Islands - for a while may finally have cause to rejoice thanks to Watchers on the Wall, who've snagged the first casting breakdowns for Season 6. Although the casting call doesn't actually name names, I've got a pretty good feeling that one of the characters listed below will be a very famous member of Theon's family. What is dead may never die! Here's the exciting part:

Pirate, man in his 40's to late 50's. He's "an infamous pirate who has terrorized seas all around the world. Cunning, ruthless, with a touch of madness." He's a dangerous-looking man. A very good part this season.

That sounds an awful lot like Theon's uncle Euron (and not Victarion, methinks), also known as Crow's Eye in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book saga. Euron is actually the eldest of Lord Balon Greyjoy's younger brothers, and is the exiled captain of the Silence, a ship crewed solely by mutes because charming, handsome, deadly Euron ripped their tongues out. Ouch! Here's another character breakdown that also drew my attention:

Father. Aged 50's to 60's, he's one of the greatest soldiers in Westeros- a humorless martinet, severe and intimidating. He demands martial discipline in the field and in his home. It's described as "a very good part" for next year and that he's "centrally involved" in a protagonist's storyline.

Watchers on the Wall believe this character is Lord Randyll Tarly, Sam's (John Bradley-West) abusive dad, and a famous warrior who got name dropped by Stannis (Stephen Dillane) a few episodes back. I have to agree that this description fits him to a tee, and we know from the books that Samwell will head south and reunite with his family. Now, the next three descriptions are probably from the same storyline, and from the looks of it, they are Sam's mother, sister and younger brother, named Dickon:

Mother, in her 50's. She's a sweet, plump, and adoring mother, and has a soft spot for one of her children who benefits from her decency.

Sister, in her early 20s. She's a kind, friendly and unpretentious woman.

Brother, in his early to mid-20's . Athletic, a good hunter, an excellent swordsman, manly, not particularly bright but the favourite child of the father.

The rest of the casting call reads like this:

Leading Actress, in her early 40's, she's an elegant actress with a traveling theatre company. Fun, charismatic, rum-drinking actress in the troupe.

Priestess. Mid-20's to early 30's. Any ethnicity- she's beautiful, intense, and magnetic.

Fierce Warrior, a tall man in 30's or 40's with a powerful physique. They're looking for someone with "mixed ethnicity" for the role.

A large boy, with an actor who is 10-12 but playing 7 or 8. He's described as "a clever boy" who seems too large for his age. He's big and tall but not fat. "Characterful squat features" are a plus for this part. it's specified that this is a one-time appearance.

12 year old boy, with brown hair and blue eyes. He needs to use a Northern accent. He has scenes where he has to spar with a wooden sword. The lenght of the role isn't specified.

7 year old boy with dark brown hair, a narrow face and green eyes. He also has a Northern accent. He also spars with the wooden sword, so it's safe to assume it's the same scene. This role is similarly open-ended, the description only stating that the character is being 'introduced.'

It's interesting to note that the site believes the three last roles may actually be part of a Weirwood flashback (we've already had our first flashback of the series with a young Cersei during this season's first episode), and that the last character, the 7 year old boy, could be a young Eddard Stark, pointing out that Sean Bean has green eyes.

Then there's also this one, who could very well be Septon Meribald:

Priest, in his 40's or 50's. A gruff ex-soldier who found religion. Now a no-nonsense rural priest who ministers to the poor of the countryside. He's salt-of-the-earth man who has weathered many battles.

What do you guys think? Do you believe the infamous Euron Greyjoy will finally be introduced on the HBO fantasy series? Who would you like to see in the role? (James Purfoy is currently free to pursue other TV projects since The Following's been canceled. Just putting it out there).

(via Watchers on the Wall)

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