‘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]

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 – Emilia Clarke Says It Will Be “Shocking, Epic and Mental”

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‘Game of Thrones’ scored 24 Emmy nominations for Season 5, including Emilia Clarke’s for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama. Clarke found out about her nomination while waiting in the doctor’s office. “All you want to do is just scream and shout, and you have all these people glaring at you thinking, ‘What is that woman on?’,” Clarke told Los Angeles Times. “So, yeah, I had to try and contain my excitement for that moment. But it was pretty brilliant nonetheless.”

Talking to the LA Times, Emilia mentioned that Season 6 will be both “epic” and “mental.” Great! lol 

“I’m saying that obviously because I’ve read the script for next season. Muwah ha ha! I know stories. It’s really exciting.” she said.

Clarke teases what to expect in season 6:

“Next season, I’ve said this before, but there’s a lot of season where you need to (rightly so) kind of need to set the scene. And you have a couple of episodes where you’re like, “OK, feeding information, I get it. We’re finding out about this person. And we know about that person. And oh, there’s that person.” But this season coming up, that we’re about to film, there’s none of that. It’s just go, go, go, go. Shocking moment to shocking moment. Epic moment to epic moment. It’s mental; it’s epic. And definitely Dany’s a part of it.”

On whether her character, Daenerys Targaryen, learned from past mistakes as a ruler:

“I think that she’s definitely on the upwards trajectory of truly learning from the mistakes that she’s made as a ruler. It’s not so much a matter of learning from the mistakes that have gone before her, but it’s a matter of her trusting herself and being confident in the decisions that she’s about to make. And being confident enough to stand next to those decisions and take full responsibility for them.

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Clarke spoke about working with a puppet on a pole (stand-in for Drogon):

“Yeah, there’s moments where you think, “I’m going mad. I’m being filmed talking to myself (basically) or talking to a big green polystyrene at the end of a wooden pole. What the hell?” Those days when you’re like, “Ummm … just me.” We’ve got a day of it. Me and the crew get on really well because it’s just me guys. If it goes wrong, I’m pretty sure it’s going to be my fault. It’s either the green sock or me, it’s probably going to be me. Thank goodness [Drogon] speaks the common tongue, that’s all I’m saying. Because if I had to speak to him in Valyrian all the time, that would just be a bit too much.”

Head over to the Los Angeles Times to read the full interview.

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

Stunning Illustrations From The Song of Ice and Fire 2016 Calendar By Magali Villeneuve

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Illustrator Magali Villeneuve created these stunning illustrations for the new 2016 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar featuring the most major scenes from George R.R. Martin’s books. The calendar consists of 13 illustrations, which also includes a scene from The Winds of Winter.

Take a look at some of the artwork:

June—The Viper Strikes

June—The Viper Strikes

July—The Red Lady

July—The Red Lady

September—Long Live the King

September—Long Live the King

October—In the Bear Pit

October—In the Bear Pit

December—Assault on the Wall

December—Assault on the Wall

The 2016 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar goes on sale July 28th. Pre-order now at Penguin Random House for $17 or at Amazon for $9.30.

[Via io9]