George R. R. Martin in his most recent blog post updated us on the progress of casting the Game of Thrones pilot. His comments seem to confirm that Benioff and Weiss’ tease was indeed about casting. Here is what GRRM has to say:
Meanwhile, off across the water, casting continues. The latest auditions I have screened were for “Nameless Eunuch” and “Red-Headed Whore.” (Remember, there are no small parts. Red-Headed Whore has a great line). Only one part has been filled since the Secret Seven were announced, but I expect to hear about more castings Real Soon Now.
Winter Is Coming: The one part that has been filled is most likely the part that David & Dan teased at the other day. Which means it is very likely the Hound has been cast. George also mentions that they are onto casting unnamed characters. Which makes me wonder about the only two remaining major roles, Bran and Cersei. Have the actors for these roles been chosen and it is just a matter of negotiating the contract? Or will they continue auditioning for the major roles during this process of filling out the minor parts?