Summary of Information for Season 5 (spoiler tags used for length):
A Season 5 casting leak shows that the following characters will appear next year:
A second casting leak added 3 characters to that list:
The Whale Rider actress Keisha Castle-Hughes is rumored to have been cast as “one of the Sand Snakes,” with a lot of publications saying she’ll be Nymeria (though the casting call asked for someone mixed-race for that role). It remains unconfirmed.
A Tyene audition tape was removed, but revealed Bronn to be in Dorne. The transcript is as follows:
An Obara audition tape was also leaked, revealing that Jaime will be in Dorne in Season 5. I cannot find the audition tape (Tania Raymonde’s audition tape has been removed from vimeo), but here is the transcript:
There has been a leaked Tryst audition tape, now removed. The transcript is loosely as follows:
It is rumored that Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H'ghar) is returning to the "main cast" in Season 5. Many are speculating that he will be taking on the role of the Kindly Man, rather than his Citadel arc (which would explain why his original face would be back).
It is also rumored that Myrcella has been recast, with Nell Tiger Free taking over for Aimee Richardson. I think Free deleted a tweet that said something to the effect of “so excited,” but even without that link (deleted tweets are a poor source), Aimee Richardson noted that the recast was a possibility earlier this year, and vaguely tweeted about the recast article.
There is a completely unsourced rumor that Angela Sarafyan is going to join the cast as “someone around Stannis,” but it was said in a random comment on a WiC article, so take it with a major salt lick.
They will be filming in Spain, specifically in the Province of Sevilla. This is likely for Sunspear and the Water Gardens, as the Alcázar of Seville is confirmed as a filming location. Over
9,000 10,000 Spaniards applied to be extras.
GoT will also add Šibenik, Croatia to their list of filming locations, which many are speculating to be Braavos. This is in addition to their continued filming in Split and Dubrovnik within the country. The article notes that they’re also scouting Imotski, Croatia, but filming there isn’t confirmed.
Michelle Fairley said in an interview that Lady Stoneheart is not likely to ever happen in that “yeah, the character’s dead. She’s dead.” Take that to mean what you will. She’s also signed on as a series regular for the show “Resurrection.”
Filming is underway based on tweets from extras/locals. The Scrabo Tower is one location (tweet), and an extra is going to film near “a castle” (tweet). It was noted by a commenter on WiC that the signs were really for Quintin Castle, which is nearby.
Edited by Chebyshov, 25 July 2014 - 02:09 PM.