Over at Den of Geek, there are several guesses, based on internet rumors and quotes from insiders on some of the new faces we could see in season four of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’
Here’s a brief run down of those cast selections. For the full post, check out DoG’s article here.
A good handful of newcomers to Westeros has been announced over the past months, so we thought it was time we herded them all up into the one pen. As new cast members are confirmed, we’ll add them to this growing list.
This marks the third casting of the Gregor Clegane in Game Of Thrones, as it’s announced Icelandic strongman and actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson is to take over from season two’s Ian Whyte (who in turn took over from season one’s Conan Stevens) in the role of “The Mountain”. At 6ft 9″ and reportedly over 400lbs, we’d say he merits the moniker.
Gregor Clegane is the hated, brutish brother to Sandor Clegane, aka The Hound, (you know Gregor’s a wrong’un when he makes The Hound seem like someone you wouldn’t mind having a pint with). He earned his topographic nickname, as you can imagine, for his immense size. Absent from season three of Game Of Thrones, expect to see more of him in season four…
Luther fans will need no reminder as to who Indira Varma is (and indeed, should Neil Cross’ prequel film come off, we should be seeing her again as the wife of Idris Elba’s character, Zoe). The versatile actress is currently appearing in BBC murder mystery What Remains, and was recently seen in Hunted and Silk in the UK, though is perhaps still best known around the world for her role as Niobe in HBO’s Rome.
Returning to HBO, Varma is to play Ellaria Sand, who in the books is the mother of the four youngest Sand Snakes (don’t be concerned, it’s a nickname), and lover of Prince Oberyn Martell.