Another casting post and another tough decision for the producers. Bran, as listed in the script, is 8 years old. They will most likely cast someone a bit older that looks younger. They can’t be too old though as you can’t have the actor going through puberty at a time when Bran is still only supposed to be 9 or 10 years old. So it will be a tough task finding a 10-11 year old that can pull off the role. Bran is mature beyond his years and they will need to find an actor that can accurately portray that. Let’s take a look at the choices.
Despite all our speculation and research into potential candidates, my guess is most of the child roles will probably go to unknown actors. It is easier to cast a talented unknown than it would be to try and get a successful young actor in for the role. An open casting call will give them lots of young actors to choose from and all of them would be cheaper than an already established child actor. Hopefully we will start getting some casting decisions soon, so we can begin to see what direction Benioff and Weiss will be going with this.