“Game of Thrones” tried out an interesting strategy on Friday when it came to announcing some of their new cast members for their upcoming season — rather than making a number of tiny announcements about each of the new characters and actors who are going to be joining the show for season 3, they instead showed off a reel of sorts for all of their new faces during their Comic-Con panel.
Some of these names we have already reported about, but here are all of the people referenced in the video — which you can see below:
Clive Russell as Bryndon “The Blackfish” Tully
Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon
Tara Fitzgerald as Selyse Baratheon
Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr
Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Jojen Reed
Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed
Richard Dormer as Berie Dondarrion
Nathalie Emannuel as Missandrei
Tobias Menzies as Edmure Tully
Anton Lesser as Qyburn
Phillip McGinley as Anguy
Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane
Mackenzie Crook as Orell
Unless you are familiar with British television, most of these names are probably not people who you are infinitely familiar with in any way — however, we continue to respect this show for their tradition of casting based on the role rather than the name that is attached to the actor. Then again, this show is one that really does not need to stunt-cast in any way. We already have a devoted fan base here who trusts the showrunenrs to recreate the books of George R.R. Martin on the small screen, and thus far they have ot great success and acclaim.
Production is already under way on season 3, which will be filmed across Europe (plus part of Africa in Morocco) and is set to officially premiere on March 30, 2013. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were not present at the panel due to their work on the new season overseas.
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