A trio of unofficial updates: German-born actress Laura Pradelska has tweeted she just got out of a costume fitting and that she has been cast to play Quaithe in season two of Game of Thrones. So it sounds pretty legit. Hat tip to Westeros.org for spotting the tweet.
Pradelska has done predominately stage work in her career, although she has a few film and television credits to her name as well, including a recent appearance on Doctor Who. Quaithe is a mysterious priestess from Asshai who travels across the Jade Sea to get a glimpse of Daenerys’ dragons.
In other casting news, Westeros.org is reporting that actor Forbes KB has been cast to play the character Black Lorren. KB is a Scottish character actor with a long list of film and TV credits to his name. Black Lorren is an Ironborn reaver, considered one of the most fierce.
Also, it looks as if director David Petrarca will be joining the Thrones directorial team. Petrarca is another HBO director, having directed episodes of Big Love, True Blood and Boardwalk Empire. It is unknown at this time how many episodes he will be directing.
Winter Is Coming: Wasn’t sure they would even include Quaithe, but it seems they have. I don’t even remember the ironborn character from the books, and I’m a Greyjoy fan. Also nice to get another director name added to the roster. A shame we have to find out about all this stuff via unofficial leaks and whatnot, though. Still waiting on some more prominent roles such as Edmure, Balon, Ygritte, Qhorin and the Reeds, Meera and Jojen. Hopefully they will be announced soon.