“Game of Thrones” Season 8 is said to be needing a young girl to play the role of a Northern girl between eight to 10 years old. The youngster should have an accent and be a strong-minded child with a strong fighting spirit. The young man, on the other hand, is only described as a boy and might not be a Northerner. However, he will be in the same age bracket – ranging from eight to 12 years old. The lad will portray the role of a poor, but physically fit boy, who will need to completely own every scene he appears in. However, according to Mashable, it seems like it is a little too late to introduce new characters in the television show.
There are two basic possibilities here: one, that we’re looking at a couple of kids who participate in the coming war against the White Walkers. As the undead pour through the Wall, the show is going to need some way to dramatize their assault on the North. We’re going to need to be reminded of the stakes. What better way to do that than to make us care about a couple of child soldiers it can then kill off? The second most likely possibility is that we’re looking at another flashback sequence. Northern Girl could be another Lyanna, the late Lyanna Stark, whose life and loves started more warfare than Helen of Troy.
In the photo below, Lady Lyanna Mormont from Game of Thrones- Season 6.
It’s being speculated that this could also be a younger version of a current character to be used for flashback scenes. Not many characters remaining come from poor backgrounds, save Varys, who, since the beginning, has operated of the interests of the realm above all else. That could just be wishful thinking from the fanbase, since it’s not as though casting calls are to be treated as gospel truth.
Lady Lyanna Mormont speech – Game of Thrones season 6. Watch this video below.
The girl will be “straight-talking” and “Northern-accented”, and is “someone remarkable for her dauntlessness and integrity”. The role has been described as a “very nice stand-out part for a strong-minded young girl with a fighting spirit”.The boy – filming on different dates to the girl, so it seems the two children might not be connected – will have a “distinctive face” (whatever that means), and the person who plays him must “completely own the scenes that he appears in”. Originally from a poor background, this character “has to fight to make his way in the world”.
Photo below is a scene from Game of Thrones.
Here is more from twitter on this story.
'Game of Thrones' Season 8 reportedly adding two kid charactershttps://t.co/7AgAp010bG
— Mashable (@mashable) September 19, 2017
'Game of Thrones' is casting two young characters who could be almost anyone https://t.co/tM9rFdhvAl
— David Papp (@DavidPapp) September 19, 2017
Casting Call for Game of Thrones looking for kids. Details @: https://t.co/DmbNqt2aiM
— John Casablancas (@johncasablancas) September 20, 2017
Naturally, there’s been a tonne of speculation as to who these two characters are.
A lot of people on Reddit believe that the two kids will be younger versions of main characters on the show, and that they will feature in flashbacks. Names such as Lyanna, Catelyn, Littlefinger (RIP), and Varys have all been mentioned. That said, it is entirely possible that they won’t be flashback characters. “They could be members of Jon’s army against the Night King that have a scene or two to let them stand out and show how desperate things are,” said one Redditor. “Possibly before they get killed.”