Returning from LepreCon, GRRM updates us again:
I should never go away, though. The amount of stuff that builds up when I leave, even for a short trip like this one, is truly daunting. Hundreds of emails, huge stacks of snail mail (bills, contracts, junk, with a few real letters salted in)… and, for this trip at least, must be a hundred or more new audition tapes for parts both small (Rast, Mord, Jhogo) and large (Lord Tywin, Ser Barristan, Lysa Arryn) in the HBO series. I was keeping up with the auditions pretty well. Now I’m way, way behind…
In the comment section, he also tells us a tad more explicitly about his role in the casting process.
I have a voice, yes… but final decision rests with David & Dan, subject to the approval of HBO.
Hear Me Roar: There we go, more casting confirmed (it could still be that some do not make the final cut as named characters). Seems like no one of note will be really missing the party. Except for poor Desmond.