Few television programmes have arrived and made such a strong critical and commercial impact as Game Of Thrones managed earlier this year. And the only sad thing is having to wait until 2012 for further episodes of the show.
Production on season two, though, is well underway, and more casting announcements have been forthcoming.
Oona Chaplin, for starters. She’s the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin, and she’s been cast in season two as Jeyne Westerling, who is a love interest for Robb Stark. As many have pointed out, her role in the second book of the series is fairly small, but it’s expected it’ll be bolstered for the television show.
Then, Roy Dotrice has signed on the dotted line to play Pyromancer Hallyne, who is the chief of the Guild Of Alchemists. Dotrice has been seen in the likes of Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Sliders.
Hannah Murray, best known for Skins in the UK, is playing Gilly. She’s one of the 19 wives who lives with Old Craster, but wants to escape him.
Talking of Old Craster, he’s going to be played by Robert Pugh. Pugh’s previous credits include the likes of The Ghost and Doctor Who.
More? Right-o. Gemma Whelan is playing Yara Greyjoy, the sister of Theon Greyjoy. Nonso Anozie, meanwhile, will be portraying Xaro Xhoan Daxos, Tom Wlaschiha is down to be Jaqen, and Stephen Dillane is Stannis Baratheon.
It’s a hefty bolstering of an already impressive cast, but given the rate that Game Of Thrones tends to get through them, that’s hardly a surprise. More news on the show as we get it…