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Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vympel » 2012-05-16 07:57pm

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Leaked audition tape confirms Edmure Tully, Catelyn's brother and heir to Riverrun, will be cast
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Guardsman Bass » 2012-05-16 08:22pm

Has Catelyn ever mentioned Edmure before in the TV show? I've heard Riverrun mentioned a couple of times, but never Edmure. It's going to be kind of strange for them to just suddenly introduce Catelyn's brother, conveniently in time for him to be engaged to marry at the Twins.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby fgalkin » 2012-05-16 08:41pm

The marriage in question will probably be in the end of the season. If they introduce Edmure in the opening episode, the way they did Stannis in S2, he'll have plenty of screen time before that happens.

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vympel » 2012-05-17 08:01am

Has Catelyn ever mentioned Edmure before in the TV show? I've heard Riverrun mentioned a couple of times, but never Edmure. It's going to be kind of strange for them to just suddenly introduce Catelyn's brother, conveniently in time for him to be engaged to marry at the Twins.


I don't think there was ever any need to mention him. She mentioned her father, and I can't imagine many viewers being surprised that she has a brother who will be her father's heir. It stands to reason.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby The Grim Squeaker » 2012-05-17 08:35am

fgalkin wrote:The marriage in question will probably be in the end of the season. If they introduce Edmure in the opening episode, the way they did Stannis in S2, he'll have plenty of screen time before that happens.

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[spoiler=]It's been confirmed that the wedding will end the season.[/spoiler]
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Guardsman Bass » 2012-05-17 04:26pm

God, what a season ending. If they do it right, the "Holy shit!" factor will be even greater than when Ned was beheaded.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vympel » 2012-05-17 09:02pm

More casting news

Actors for Daario Naharis, Shireen Baratheon, and Brynden Tully (aka the Blackfish) are being sought. The last one is seen as very likely, not confirmed, given the now-gone audition video.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby fgalkin » 2012-05-18 02:24am

Guardsman Bass wrote:God, what a season ending. If they do it right, the "Holy shit!" factor will be even greater than when Ned was beheaded.

Eh, Ned's death was shocking because it sort of broke the rules of the genre. This, however, was so blindingly obvious, one could see it coming from half a book away, if not earlier. I mean, if one misses all the other clues, there is this:

[spoiler="ASoS"]“Enough,” Lord Walder broke in. “You may weep and whisper after you’re wed, heh. Benfrey, see your sister back to her chambers, she has a wedding to prepare for. And a bedding, heh, the sweetest part. For all, for all.” His mouth moved in and out. “We’ll have music, such sweet music, and wine, heh, the red will run, and we’ll put some wrongs aright.[/spoiler]

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Elfdart » 2012-05-18 09:48pm

Guardsman Bass wrote:God, what a season ending. If they do it right, the "Holy shit!" factor will be even greater than when Ned was beheaded.


I don't know what's coming up (though I have an idea), but do you think it will provoke this kind of fan reaction? [Warning: much foul language, including repeated use of Mark Furman's favorite N-word]



Here's a follow-up after the guy regains his composure. Well sorta:



Apparently the producers and Sean Bean got a kick out of the YouTube meltdown:



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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Guardsman Bass » 2012-05-18 11:32pm

The reactions will be pretty big like that, although I won't confirm whether they'll be "wow, that was awesome!" or "damn it, what the fuck?!" :D
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vympel » 2012-05-19 05:39am

LOL, Larry Williams :)

I don't know what's coming up (though I have an idea), but do you think it will provoke this kind of fan reaction? [Warning: much foul language, including repeated use of Mark Furman's favorite N-word]


Its going to provoke an epic reaction if it can be kept under wraps. Might be difficult to do, it really depends on how many people who watch the series avoid googling the book wiki and then blabbing it all over. That would've been easier to do in Season 1 than in Season 3.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Mr Bean » 2012-05-19 09:02am

FYI someone spoiled Larry about the thing in Book 3, not the why or the how but the fact that it happens and who dies as a result was spoiled.
To the eternal shame of all since I was looking hunting for a good scotch to enjoy his episode review after the thing. He's not brilliant, he's not super insightful but his honesty and seeing the reactions of someone who has never read the books as he watches the show is highly enjoyable.

EDIT: fixed for spoilers, Vym.

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vympel » 2012-05-20 04:43am

Edited your post very slightly for spoilers. This is a thread about casting, got off topic real quick lol.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Scrib » 2012-05-21 08:10am

Mr Bean wrote:FYI someone spoiled Larry about the thing in Book 3, not the why or the how but the fact that it happens and who dies as a result was spoiled.
To the eternal shame of all since I was looking hunting for a good scotch to enjoy his episode review after the thing. He's not brilliant, he's not super insightful but his honesty and seeing the reactions of someone who has never read the books as he watches the show is highly enjoyable.

EDIT: fixed for spoilers, Vym.


Shit, as far as I'm concerned, Larry's most interesting moment would have been seeing his reaction to that. It's always fun, unfortunately there was a dearth of instant reaction videos to Ned's death.

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vaporous » 2012-05-25 11:41pm

I hope they don't bother too much with, you know, the lisp. It was annoying to read about thapphires, Kingthalyer.

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vympel » 2012-05-26 07:56am

Well, the leaked audition tape above would seem to indicate they're not insisting on it. Don't know what the rules for auditions are though.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby The Yosemite Bear » 2012-05-26 11:47pm

so which season should "Ser Pouince" be appearing in?

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Scrib » 2012-05-27 01:57am

Vaporous wrote:I hope they don't bother too much with, you know, the lisp. It was annoying to read about thapphires, Kingthalyer.


Yeah, but it would sound much better on TV. Unfortunately they may not want to take the time to make the character scary in spite of his lisp and just give him an accent instead.

And lol at Larry's face as he received that poster.

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Vympel » 2012-05-29 07:46pm

The Reeds are in, and so is the Blackfish

This list of confirmed new cast for Season 3 is incomplete:-

Mance Rayder: We’ve heard about him all season. A former member of the Night’s Watch who became the “King Beyond the Wall,” the leader of the Wildlings.
Daario Naharis: A confident and seductive warrior.
Jojen Reed; Meera Reed: A teenage brother and sister duo with special insights.
Edmure Tully: A brash young member of the Tully family.
Ser Brynden Tully (The Blackfish): Catelyn Stark’s uncle.
Lady Selyse Florent: Stannis Baratheon’s wife.
Shireen: Stannis’ daughter.
Olenna Redwyne (The Queen of Thorns): Margaery Tyrell’s sharp-witted grandmother.
Beric Dondarrion: A skilled knight who is the leader of the outlaw group Brotherhood Without Banners.
Thoros of Myr: A red priest who follows the same religion as Melisandre.
Tormund Giantsbane: A Wildling raider.


(Beric Dondarrion was seen in Season 1, but according to the comments the actor who played him was never "officially" cast, so they could recast him later on. Ok ...)
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Postby Mr Bean » 2012-05-29 08:09pm

Wish list?
Tormund Giantsbane:Brian Blessed
Don't care if he's a little old for the role, Tormund is Brian Blessed much like Tyrion was Peter Dinklage.

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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Guardsman Bass » 2012-05-30 01:24am

Holy shit, that's everybody. I figured they'd cut a few minor characters.

The Blackfish's inclusion is interesting. He must have an important role in the last two books, since he's never more than a minor character in the first five.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby The Grim Squeaker » 2012-05-30 01:48am

Guardsman Bass wrote:The Blackfish's inclusion is interesting. He must have an important role in the last two books, since he's never more than a minor character in the first five.

True, but he's a "famous" character in-world, rather like Kevan Lannister. He's a gifted tactician and leader, and he doesn;t appear in the fifth btw ;).

I don't understand the logic of inserting the Reeds after cutting them, it's easy to do I suppose "stumble on them in the north's wilderness", but whatever :P.
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Postby Vympel » 2012-05-30 07:58am

I don't understand the logic of inserting the Reeds after cutting them, it's easy to do I suppose "stumble on them in the north's wilderness", but whatever :P.


Because they serve a role going forward but were not necessary in Season 2. Like the guy said in the interview, introducing too many characters in a single season is not good for a non-reader audience. They have a massive cast.
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Re: Game of Thrones Season 3 casting news (minor spoilers)

Postby Faqa » 2012-05-30 11:37am

So, does this mean my dream of seeing Summer Glau as Meera Reed still has a chance?

(Well, no - Peter Dinklage is all the "fantasy cast" we're likely to see)

The Tullys being cast this late in the game is interesting. The Blackfish as a sort of estranged uncle who hangs around Cat is one thing - I guess there could be a thousand ways to explain him being around. Edmure, however, requires shining light on House Tully and the Riverlands. Which will look incredibly random. This is the same area Tywin was stomping around in for most of Season 2 - where the HELL was House Tully? Who are they fighting for? They're the Lords of the Riverlands - you can't just have them ignore giant armies on their turf. And for what? What's so dang important about Edmure Tully by this point? His greatest accomplishment was fucking up Stannis's attack by keeping Tywin in the East - which seems to have happened on it's own here.

On the other hand - Shireen is cast, and Selwyn is not. I forsee some scenes with Stannis and his daughter, which should be comedy GOLD given Liam Cunningham's perfect performance so far.
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