Don't Get Excited, We've Still Got Eight Months To Wait

The final of George R.R. Martin's teased three major castings has been completed for season 4 of Game of Thrones. First it was Pedro Pascal as the Red Viper (and Indira Varma as his lover, Ellaria). Then it was Roger Ashton-Griffiths as Mace Tyrell. Now it is Joseph Gatt as Styr, the Magnar of Thenn and redundant right hand man to the King Beyond the Wall. I'll give the producers this, Gatt certainly as a presence and fits the character description to a tee, despite the fact that his role has already been taken on the show by Tormund Giantsbane.

But more importantly, this announcement means we can definitively say that... we have no idea who Mark Gatiss will be playing. At this point, I feel he's either playing someone of immense importance that demands to be kept secret, like the Mad King in a flash back (which the show doesn't do, so unless they are changing their format, which I've advocated for years, that's out); or he's playing little more then a cameo for someone utterly insignificant like a nameless Septon in one scene, and his casting was mistakenly announced.

The series has also recast Tommen Baratheon, who to this point has been little more then an extra in royal family scenes, but will have an increased role, and actual dialogue, this coming year. This is in keeping with the show's practises, having in the past recast the roles of The Mountain and Beric Dondarrion for expressly the same reason.

Via Den of Geek and the Mary Sue.
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