‘Game of Thrones’ – Young Ned Stark Cast For Season 6

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According to reliable sources from Watchers on the Wall, 13-year-old English actor Sebastian Croft has been cast as a young version of Sean Bean’s Ned Stark in a flashback scene, sparring with an older boy. Croft landed the role after a casting call looking for a young boy with brown hair, a narrow face, green eyes, and who could put on a Northern accent.

Croft is an experienced theater actor, having appeared in the London West End productions of Matilda and Les Miserables. He also starred as Oliver in a UK national tour of Oliver! and this year, played the title role in the new musical version of The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾.

He sure looks like a young Ned Stark.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 will air on HBO in spring 2016.

Ian McShane & Max von Sydow Join ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 6

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Golden Globe-winner Ian McShane (Deadwood, Ray DonovanThe Pillars of the Earth) and Two-time Academy Award-nominated actor Max von Sydow (Minority Report, The Exorcist, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) are the latest actors to join the cast ‘Game of Thrones’ for its upcoming sixth season. 

Details on McShane’s role is being kept under wrap, of course. Sources told Vanity Fair that McShane “has a relatively small amount of screen-time during the season, yet his character is of key importance.” 

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Max von Sydow will play the Three-Eyed Raven take over the role, the ancient mentor of Bran Stark. Fans may remember that we’ve already briefly seen the Three-Eyed Raven – played by Struan Rodger at the end of Season 4.

HBO programming president Michael Lombardo revealed that ‘Game of Thrones’ will run for at least eight seasons. Lombardo also didn’t rule out the possibility of a prequel series. “[T]here’s enormous storytelling to be mined in a prequel,” he admitted, “if [George R.R. Martin] and Dan and David decide they want to tackle that. At this point, all the focus is on the next few years of the show. We haven’t had any conversations about that at this point.”

What do you guys think about the latest addition? I love both actors, so I’m pretty much stoked.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 will air on HBO in spring 2016.

[Via EW and Variety]