GRRM posted a quick update on his Not A Blog today letting us know that those Norwegian wolves will not be used for Game of Thrones due to UK laws. Also one of the two remaining major roles (Bran, Drogo) has been cast.
One Down, One to Go
Major roles, that is.
Still waiting for deals to make (or not) on some of the supporting roles.
No, HBO will not be using those Norwegian wolves everyone has been emailing me about. They look like very nice wolves, but UK laws make it impossible.
Winter Is Coming: Kind of confused as to how UK laws can make the use of those wolves impossible. Weren’t they sent to the UK specifically for use in UK film and TV productions? Well at the very least, we know those specific wolves won’t be used for the show. Whether it is due to UK laws or not is, at this point, irrelevant. Also good to hear another major role has been cast. I suspect once the last major role gets filled is when we will get our final casting announcement. Assuming HBO doesn’t give it to someone for an exclusive announcement first!