In a recent report by Tower of the Hand, an esteemed fansite for A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones, it was confirmed by none other than George R.R. Martin himself that casting for season 4 of Game of Thrones has well and truly begun.
The confirmation came during a Q&A session at ConQuesT 44 in Kansas City. Notes on the content of this session have been recorded on Tower of the Hand, here. The report states that:
“Auditions are being held now for season 4 – including the Magnar, Mace Tyrell and OBERYN MARTELL!!”
For those Unsullied fans of the show who are as yet unaware of these characters, this is very good news, indeed. Styr, the Magnar of Thenn, is a wildling leader and ally of Mance Rayder. Mace Tyrell is the lord of Highgarden, son of Olenna and father to Loras and Margaery. And Oberyn Martell? Without giving too much away, Oberyn Martell is a Dornishman, known by most as the Red Viper of Dorne. He has been a fan favorite for many years, and is definitely a character to look out for.
All of this is certainly great news, and something to look out for and follow now that season 3 has almost reached its conclusion. Season 4 has been confirmed, of course, and will premiere next spring. With that in mind, does anyone have any preferences for actors they would like to see in these roles? Sound off in the comments.