A casting call has just gone out in the UK through several channels. They are on the look-out for Gendry, as can be discerned from the text, which also contains several minor, but interesting details:
Based on George R R Martin’s best-selling fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire”, “Game of Thrones” is a dark and complex tale of warring dynasties, epic in scale, with a haunting supernatural element. It defies genre and has a large cast of powerfully-realised characters for which we are looking for an amazing topend cast.
Aged 16-20. Working class. Big broad-shouldered blacksmith with thick black hair. Tall and muscular. Quite stubborn and not very sophisticated and quite wary and shy with strangers. He is unaware that he is the bastard son of the King.
This is a really great part in this series who will feature heavily in later seasons.
Number of episodes (Season 1): 2 episodes
First appearance: Episode 4
Season appearances: Seasons 1-4, maybe more
Hear Me Roar: My guess would be that the producers want to make sure they find the best possible Gendry (might be they have not been fully satisfied with the auditions so far), so they are widening the search. One can tell they are trying to pitch the series and the role, so enough actors would respond to make a quality decision. We learn from the description that the character is to appear in a couple of episodes in season one, the first one being Episode 4. Good luck to all those auditioning, hope HBO finds another great young actor for this role.