Podrick Payne and Pyat Pree cast
By Winter Is Coming on in Casting, News.

Daniel PortmanIn a nice bit of alliterative casting news, both Podrick Payne and Pyat Pree have been cast in season two of Game of Thrones. Access Hollywood got the Pod scoop, young actor Daniel Portman has been cast to play Podrick Payne.

Access Hollywood can exclusively reveal that actor Daniel Portman has been cast as Tyrion’s squire, Podrick Payne.

Podrick is actually in the first book in author George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, but was not shown in Season 1 of the HBO series.

He becomes an invaluable ally to Tyrion as the imp becomes the King’s Hand in Season 2.

Portman appeared in the 2010 horror film “Outcast,” alongside “Dr. Who” star Karen Gillan. He also has a small role in the upcoming 2012-due film, “The Angel’s Share.”

Ian Hanmore Westeros.org has the second piece of casting news, they report that British actor Ian Hanmore will be playing the role of Pyat Pree.

Pree is a mysterious warlock from Qarth that attempts to win Daenerys to his cause. Hanmore is a veteran TV actor with appearances on Doctor Who, Life on Mars, Outlaws and Shameless.

Winter Is Coming: Pod! Glad to see everyone’s favorite squire has made the cut. This kid looks perfect for the role. And the guy for Pyat Pree looks different than the one in my head, but no worries, I’m sure he will be fine in the role. Welcome to the cast Daniel and Ian!


115 Comments

  1. paulgude
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Yay! Pod!

  2. Kalasin
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Pod! I know I insisted he wasn’t necessary, but I’m still glad he’s there :)

  3. Shandy
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Oh fantastic! I was resigned to the fact Pod wouldn’t be in it! He’s going to make for some brilliant comedy next season.

    Looks good casting for both.

  4. LL
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Happy to see Pod^^

  5. Nan
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Great! Now hoping for some Tullys…
    Also, in the cast section i can see that Ygritte will be in s2, the only other character that is not cast and is confirmed is ser Dontos?

  6. House Lark
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Perfect Pod.

    Ian Hanmore is older than I pictured Pyat Pree. That’s about the first casting decision that I think might not work out. He has some good shows on his CV but none of them are especially large or meaty roles. I guess we’ll see.

  7. Rukie44
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    Yay for Pod, but darnit where are my Reeds? I hope they make the cut.

  8. Johan Sporre
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Yay, Pod!
    I was afraid that he wouldn’t be in, based on the “you don’t have a squire” in the Green Fork battle in S1. Thought they’d make that a running joke.
    I’m also glad they aged him up a bit. In my mind he was always pictured as a ~14 year old teenager and not the 10-year old that was actually in the books.

  9. userj
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Hurray! More comic relief characters are always welcome. :) ….Plus, he’s another Scotsman! Wooot…!

  10. sjwenings
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    How old is this Daniel Portman? Any more pics?

    It’s pretty crucial to Pods role that he be (Edit: actually – looks) young enough. I don’t really see an 18 year old act the way Pod does.

  11. GaR
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    House Lark,

    Pyat Pree isn’t really a large or meaty role either, in all fairness.

  12. Josh Parker
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    Man, I’m nerdgasming at work. Not good.

    Thrilled to hear they’re including Pod. I knew they would but I’m glad to get confirmation.

    Gives me more hope about Jojen and Meera.

  13. Jim Cross
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Yay Pod….
    Now for the Reeds… just can’t imagine Bran’s journey with only Hodor to talk to

  14. Josh Parker
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    House Lark,

    Really? I pictured him looking much older.

  15. Paco
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    PRAISE R’HLLOR! MY NIGHT AINT NO LONGER DARK AND FULL OF TERRORS NOW THAT POD IS HERE!!!!!!

  16. Saso Alauf
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Not only was he in the movie with Karen Gillan, James Cosmo was there too…

  17. ralia
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    /rant ahead

    Cast Podrick Payne and cut out Edmure Tully? The only thing Pad does is save Tyrion! Anyone could save him in the show. Bronn could save him! While no one can fcuk things up nearly as much as Edmure.

    /end rant

    Still, he looks exactly like I pictured him, so good job on casting him (as always).

  18. Saso Alauf
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    btw. LOL at the automated google add for iPod :)

  19. purplejilly
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    Yay!! Pod!!!! thank goodness..

  20. Skye
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Pod!! I’m so happy he made the cut :D

  21. GaR
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    ralia,

    I lay the blame for Tywin’s relief of King’s landing at the feet of Robb and Brynden, personally. Edmure’s actions were reasonable based on the information he had. If Robb had pulled his head out of his arse and actually trusted his uncle, his plan might’ve worked; it was his mistrust that cost him the chance to draw Tywin’s host into the west.

  22. dizzy_34
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    Yes, sir (m’lady)!

  23. AbstractPlain
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    After the depressing tully gate, nice to see some confirmation on pod and the other actors announced today. Crossing my fingers for the remaining roles to be filled out soon.

  24. Starkgirl
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Yay Pod!! I thought he was going to be cut too.

    I am wondering if they might put off introducing the Tullys to season 3 somehow, but after Catelyn’s done treating with Renly and returns with Brienne to release Jaime, I’m not sure what else she’ll have to do.

    They might move Ygritte back to season 3 too, but I hope she’ll get cast.

  25. Josh Parker
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    ralia,

    No, he also has a large role in the Brienne plot in Book 4. I think GRRM has big plans for him. They were wise not to cut him.

  26. darrylzero
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    So, this basically confirms Qarth as a multi-ethnic city, right? This makes a certain kind of sense, given that Quaithe is one of the representatives and it’s a major hub of trade.

    Does this mean that Xaro Xhoan Daxos will be a merchant prince from the Summer Islands or somewhere who has merely made his name and fortune in Qarth? Or did Pyat Pree travel to Qarth in order to join the warlocks? Or are they both natives of a city that has cultures from all over who have been there for generations? What will the various extras of Qarth look like?

    I’d be interested to know both where people like HBO is likely to go with this and what people would prefer. Personally, I don’t really mind which it is, I just hope that the multi-ethnic nature of Qarth is explained, if only in passing.

  27. GaR
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Permalink

    darrylzero,

    XXD makes a fairly big deal about it being a major port and trading hub, which I would consider explanation enough.

    Though I am pretty keen for another argument about race. I haven’t had my white privilege thrown in my face since the XXD casting thread :D

  28. winterqueen
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Thank the Seven- we have a Pod!! I was getting worried that Pod would get cut from the show. Hopefully, we will have news on the Tullys, the Reeds and Ygritte very soon.

    Who else are we missing? It would be cool to have Dany meet the Cinnamon Winds crew this season. They are important later on. I’m up in the air on if Pia from Harrenhal will be in the show. It depends on if her character expands further in TWOW.

  29. theamberkey
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    House Lark,

    As someone said, Pyat Pree is not exactly meaty, either. He has to be creepy for a few scenes–and from what I saw of him on Doctor Who, he can definitely do creepy. (He played an evil monk that worshiped an alien werewolf–which sounds a lot more ridiculous once I type it out.)

  30. Raul
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    darrylzero,

    I 100% agree. I was hoping that they would have Africans cast as the entire city, but had make up on so they would have a pale complextion. It would make the city seem more strange, like the black guy at the end of the Katy Perry video. Lets hope they explain why there is just a random character in there

  31. GaR
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Raul,

    A “random character” ?

    What does that even mean? A major trading hub and port city can’t have more than one ethnicity without some kind of explanation? o_O

  32. loco73
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Permalink

    A warm welcome to the newest members of the “Game Of Thrones” family! Enjoy.

  33. the goat
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Permalink

    Happy dance for Pod!

    Now the only question is whether he will be really quiet, like in the books, or will he be barking all over the place?

  34. Dreamlife
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    Well, I wasn’t expecting Pyat Pree to be white…. I was expecting black/African. If they’re casting Pyat Pree and Xaro, I really hope this means there’s hope for Tully’s being cast at least in later seasons. I mean, they could have easily shrunk the roles of Pyat and Xaro into one character…, whereas you would expect in Riverrun to see several of Cat’s family members. If we ever see Riverrun.

    Good to see Pod cast. Can someone explain why everyone blames Pod? Is this something from the book?

  35. Connie
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    Oh he’s SO ADORABLE. I’m watching the scene in my head where Pod and Tyrion are identifying people by their banners (not really a spoiler…) and he’s SO CUTE. Thank you HBO!

  36. Mirri Maz
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Yay Podrick, i was worried they’d remove him from the whole show. i think he’ll end up one of the most liked characters. Yay

  37. Kalasin
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    Starkgirl:
    They might move Ygritte back to season 3 too, but I hope she’ll get cast.

    Ygritte’s confirmed, and we know they’re auditioning girls for her. Just no announcements yet :(

  38. avfabel
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    dizzy_34: Yes, sir (m’lady)!

    you beat me to it.

  39. Abyss
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Happy to have Pod in the show. – But I have to say that he seams a little old for the role. According to this site his playing age is 21. That’s to old for playing a boy if you ask me. On the ather hand, Pod dosen’t have to be a boy, a teenager is fine with me… – But a boy would be better.^^

  40. Ryan E
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Kalasin:
    Pod!I know I insisted he wasn’t necessary, but I’m still glad he’s there :)

    Yep, same here. I thought he might be cut and that he wasn’t necessary… but I sure am glad to have him! He’ll help make Tyrion even more likable.

  41. ANH
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    Yay for Pod! I was really worried he’d be cut. Now I just need Meera and Jojen and I can breathe a sigh of relief.

  42. James
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Permalink

    I was worried they were going to cut the Reeds but if they are going to include characters like Pod than I cant Imagine them cutting the Reeds from Brans story.

  43. MariXxX
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Anybody can tell me if the character Podrick Payne have any sex scene?

  44. Steve the Pirate
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, Pod’s a real sex machine. Go away, troll.

    I like the casting. And a multiethnic city doesn’t require explaining.

  45. Bono
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Permalink

    Johan Sporre:
    “you don’t have a squire” in the Green Fork battle in S1. Thought they’d make that a running joke.

    There he was “only” a son of a lord. Now he is Hand of the King, so he just needs squire.

  46. MW
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    GaR:
    ralia,

    I lay the blame for Tywin’s relief of King’s landing at the feet of Robb and Brynden, personally.Edmure’s actions were reasonable based on the information he had.If Robb had pulled his head out of his arse and actually trusted his uncle, his plan might’ve worked; it was his mistrust that cost him the chance to draw Tywin’s host into the west.

    I completely agree. I am rereading SoS right now and when I came to the chapter where the original plan was revealed, it was a real head-scratcher moment. I can’t imagine a good leader making the assumption that Edmure would just sit idly by while Tywin’s troops marched past. If it was such a crucial piece of the war strategy Robb shouldn’t have kept it a secret for no logical reason other than to create a plot point.

  47. daveb
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Dreamlife: Well, I wasn’t expecting Pyat Pree to be white….

    Maybe he’s white so his blue lips will be accentuated. Blue lips on a pale white person will read a lot better than blue lips on a black face.

  48. daveb
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    MariXxX:

    Anybody can tell me if the character Podrick Payne have any sex scene?

    He makes the 8.

  49. neknekenken
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Not how I imagined how Pod would look like, but still the casting is good. I also thought Pod would be cut in the series.

  50. John-Michael Lelievre
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Oh thank god… was afraid there wouldn’t be any pod, whew.

    Thank god for Pod!

  51. Moe
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    YAAAAY P-P-P-POOOOD!!! AND PYAT PREE!!!

    About Pyat Pree… when I read the books I pictured him as being darker-skinned, I thought he was going to look like an African. Damn those three Qarth lords are really confusing.

    HBO, where are the Reeds?!

  52. Franny Bee
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    ACK Pod is like an ADULT! Boo!!!

    Glad he made the cut though…

  53. Lex
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    Pod looks really old to me… but whatever, I’m just glad he’s not cut.

    Pyat Pree looks perfect.

  54. Fire And Blood
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Permalink

    I like the casting of Pod! I know in the books he’s said to be a “boy,” but I always pictured him as this gangly teenager, and it seems to me Portman can play that. Plus as a squire he’s expected to haul around armor, weapons, heavy gear, all that. So he can’t be like a ten year old.

    … Okay, actually that would have been pretty funny.

    Qarth being a multi-ethnic city, I’m fine with Pyat Pree being any race, so long as his lips are blue.

  55. Steve Hugh Westenra
    Posted August 24, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Pod isn’t how I pictured him, but there aren’t many photos to go on and I’m sure the actor will be great when we see him. Like many people, I’m just excited he’s in, since he’s one of my favourite characters and one a lot of people seemed to think would/could be cut. The major elements of Pod’s character are mainly conveyed through body language and dialogue anyway though, so appearance isn’t a big deal.
    I’m glad he’s in. It actually gives me more hope for the Tullies for some reason, haha.

  56. Maester_Tcost
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    Daniel Portman’s dubious look in that photo makes him seem highly suitable for Pod to me.

    If they use Pia, and I think that they will, she wouldn’t need to be cast until near the end of the shooting, if they are filming the chapters much in order. We’re bound to get a few soldiers like Chiswyck cast as well.

  57. Fire And Blood
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    That’s one thing we haven’t really talked about—the Harrenhal crew. There are loads of antagonists to cast, all for the specific purpose of making sure Arya has some really bad days.

    Chiswyck, Polliver, Raf the Sweetling, the Tickler, Weese… all minor roles with little or no speaking lines. Ser Amory Lorch can, in places, be replaced by Gregor, until he gets eaten by a bear.

    Qyburn gets introduced here as well, as part of the Bloody Mummers, though he can probably wait. But what about Vargo Hoat?

    The Trout may be out, but surely we get a goat!

  58. Li
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    I’m so excited. I was seriously about to start a SAVE PODRICK PAYNE tumblr or something after that earlier post.

  59. The Rabbit
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    Yay Pod!

    That really makes me happy!

  60. KG
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    Oh good. Always liked that kid.

  61. tvserie
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    Ian Hanmore was great in Dr Who so this i very good news indeed! This show is just beautiful and so unlike anything else on tv.

  62. Leo
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 2:44 am | Permalink

    Abyss: Happy to have Pod in the show. – But I have to say that he seams a little old for the role. According to this site his playing age is 21. That’s to old for playing a boy if you ask me. On the ather hand, Pod dosen’t have to be a boy, a teenager is fine with me… – But a boy would be better.^^

    that’s not the same guy, is it?? it’s Daniel Portman, not David

  63. plop_
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    Here’s a color pic of Daniel Portman from the movie “Outcast” (2010) : http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/918/outcast2010.jpg

    Kate Dickie and James Cosmo also star in that movie, and there’s a dog called Bran. Isn’t it awesome ? ;p

  64. Nick Larter
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    Woo Hoo! Pod! Made my day :D The King’s Landing comedy club lives!

  65. Abyss
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    Leo,

    Lol, you are right. Forget the thing about the playing age.^^ But I stick to my opinion that he looks a bit old for the part.

  66. EdibleBrain
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 4:33 am | Permalink

    POOOOOOOOOOOOD!

  67. Udi
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    Saso Alauf,

    Lol! And Pod was cast the day Steve Jobs confirmed he was leaving Apple Computers

  68. Lana
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 5:17 am | Permalink

    P-P-P-Pod! I love it! He’s such a brilliant fool. His interaction with Brienne in AFfC is just adorable. “S-Ser. I mean. My lady.” Wondrous!

  69. Lana
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 5:25 am | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    I am so looking forward to her “Kill Bill” scenes, hearing her recite the death list. I only wonder what will happen with Arya once she has disposed of them all… I really hope that Mr. Martin might throw us a bone there and let her have her happily-ever-after together with Gendry – but that would be too un-bloody obvious now, wouldn’t it? And Mr. Martin isn’t really into catering to our fairy-tale appetites. : \

  70. Udi
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 5:33 am | Permalink

    Moammar Gadhafi to play the role of Aeron Damphair! He fits the role perfectly and is out of a job anyway.

  71. You-know-nothing
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 5:33 am | Permalink

    Yay for Pod, this new cast is coming together nicely.

    I can’t wait to see the Reeds and the Tullys and of course (my blog names-sake) Ygritte!!!

    Keep the news coming WiC !!!

  72. Wildling
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 6:23 am | Permalink

    I’m glad they put Pod in. And really? The two of them look just perfect. In Nina Gold We Trust.

  73. Cerb11
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    theamberkey,

    “By the hand of God?”

    “The fist of man” *BANG*

    Is that the guy?

  74. Mormegil
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 7:22 am | Permalink

    Anyone know who Lisa Nolan is set to play?

    http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/around-town/lisa-stays-clothed-for-steamy-knights-in-tv-debut-2856195.html

    DUBLIN model Lisa Nolan is set to get her acting debut on the medieval series ‘Game Of Thrones’ but says she won’t go nude for the raunchy show.

    The Assets model revealed to the Herald that the series producers found her picture online and asked her to star in the show, playing a new mistress of the king.

    “They scouted me out online. They were looking for a girl with long dark hair. I will be playing the king’s mistress on the side for a few days. I can’t wait,” she revealed.

    Is she a Painted Whore that Cersei gives to Joff as a Name Day Present or is she the Mistress of one of the other Kings (can’t see this myself).

    It’s also been speculated given they were looking for someone with long dark hair that she’s another of Roberts Bastards (an early introduced Bella) rather than a Kings Mistress.

  75. daveb
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    Mormegil: http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/around-town/lisa-stays-clothed-for-steamy-knights-in-tv-debut-2856195.html

    I’m guessing the writer hasn’t watched the show?

    “The Lucan native will now be rubbing shoulders with the likes of actor Sean Bean and 300 star Lena Headey.”

  76. Mormegil
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 7:30 am | Permalink

    daveb: I’m guessing the writer hasn’t watched the show?“The Lucan native will now be rubbing shoulders with the likes of actor Sean Bean and 300 star Lena Headey.”

    Well Ned Starks shoulders may still be around, just not his head ;-)

  77. Elena Amici
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    AbstractPlain: After the depressing tully gate

    bloodygate, please ;)

    theamberkey,
    you mean that david tennant’s episode with queen victoria? xD

    MW,
    this

    Fire And Blood: The Trout may be out, but surely we get a goat!

    let’s hope so.
    The other “bad guys” can just be featured extras, but the show definitively needs the goat.

    Mormegil: Well Ned Starks shoulders may still be around, just not his head ;-)

    this made my day

  78. MariXxX
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 8:07 am | Permalink

    daveb,

    Sorry, but I understand nothing.

    I am not a troll. People can ask whatever you want. Please ask them to respect me.

    I’m sure if asked by a violent scene, no one would call me troll.

  79. Elena Amici
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    MariXxX,

    well, daveb told you that podrick
    makes the 8

  80. You-know-nothing
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 8:18 am | Permalink

    Elena Amici,

    Am i being a bit dim here, im not sure i know what makes the 8 means or is referring to. Is it something in the books that i didn’t pick up on??

  81. Winter Is Coming
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Mormegil: Anyone know who Lisa Nolan is set to play?

    http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/around-town/lisa-stays-clothed-for-steamy-knights-in-tv-debut-2856195.html

    According to HBO this girl is nothing but an extra. They were a bit miffed that she decided to use this to promote herself and make it sound like she had been cast for a substantial role.

  82. Kroket
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    Mormegil:
    Anyone know who Lisa Nolan is set to play?

    http://www.herald.ie/entertainment/around-town/lisa-stays-clothed-for-steamy-knights-in-tv-debut-2856195.html

    Is she a Painted Whore that Cersei gives to Joff as a Name Day Present or is she the Mistress of one of the other Kings (can’t see this myself).

    It’s also been speculated given they were looking for someone with long dark hair that she’s another of Roberts Bastards (an early introduced Bella) rather than a Kings Mistress.

    Why do they cast someone who doesnt want to get naked. I mean that’s like the entire purpose of ‘whore on the side’ right? Quite weird certainly there must be dozens of young actresses who are willing to get their acting careers underway like that??

    Happy to see Pod but i still eagerly await the Reeds. What one of you said is probably right. We might see Edmure as a guest star last couple of episodes and then the rest of them is introduced in season 3…

  83. Elena Amici
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    You-know-nothing,

    lol, it’s just a joke from the tv show.
    Making the 8 means that a guy has sex with a girl from each of the kingdoms, PLUS one from the riverlands. I guess Daveb is a Pot supporter (who isn’t) and wants him to get the girl(s) :D

  84. Sid
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    My guess, she is one of Balons’ household. He is king, and since only Joffrey out of our other options is otherwise plausible, (Renly, Stannis and Robb are out of the question, duh), I really think its Balon. Fits better. Unless she’s trolling ofc.

  85. Elena Amici
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Kroket: Why do they cast someone who doesnt want to get naked. I mean that’s like the entire purpose of ‘whore on the side’ right? Quite weird certainly there must be dozens of young actresses who are willing to get their acting careers underway like that??

    yep, but she’s a model and “has to think about her family”. Lol. that interview made me lol.
    Anyway, she’s going to play sally on the side (thank you GoT writers for that definition), i get that. But WHO is the king? i mean, not stannis. I can’t see renly getting a girl. papa greyjoy? joffrey?

  86. NoxAeturnus
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    HAHA they cast Pod! Pod cast! Get it? Ya it was pretty bad…

    Seriously happy to see Dinklage get a squire.

  87. dizzy_34
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Mormegil,

    Could that be Theon’s ‘Saltwife’, the captain’s daughter? Since there’s so much wrong info about the show in that article, I guess it’s not out of the question.

  88. Delta1212
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Elena Amici: yep, but she’s a model and “has to think about her family”. Lol. that interview made me lol.
    Anyway, she’s going to play sally on the side(thank you GoT writers for that definition), i get that. But WHO is the king? i mean, not stannis. I can’t see renly getting a girl. papa greyjoy? joffrey?

    Monarchs, monarchs everywhere and not a one to whore.

  89. Pepi
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    Elena Amici,

    Maybe they’ll glue her up some moustache and… we get extra hot(yet hairy) Selyse Baratheon. :D

    EDIT; Wait… what about one of Mance’s girls? Maybe we’ll see some book three beyond the wall scenes.

  90. daveb
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Elena Amici: lol, it’s just a joke from the tv show.
    Making the 8 means that a guy has sex with a girl from each of the kingdoms, PLUS one from the riverlands. I guess Daveb is a Pot supporter (who isn’t) and wants him to get the girl(s) :D

    Big Pod supporter.

    MarixXX, it sounds like you haven’t read the books. Definitely check them out. They’re a bit better than alright.

  91. Elena Amici
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:29 am | Permalink

    Delta1212: Monarchs, monarchs everywhere and not a one to whore.

    i know.. isn’t this horrible? it just feels SO WRONG

    daveb: Big Pod supporter.

    i blame pod

  92. purplejilly
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    I’m just so glad about Pod again.. We get so bombarded with the beautiful people, and their strong personalities, great deeds, & clever wits, that I really enjoy the Pods of the world on screen. I like to see stammering, red-faced, nervous and anxious people. It adds a nice dose of reality. Pod and Brienne are my favorite odd couple.

  93. daveb
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Elena Amici: daveb: Big Pod supporter.

    i blame pod

    heh

  94. Knurk
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    I’m in dubio over Pod, I hope this guy can act (which I assume he can because the casting department is most of the time spot on) because otherwise they could have given te role to a kid. The biggest charm of Pod is the shy kid in him, and him outgrowing Tyrion. But it worked out well with Gendry, so I have hope.

    HBO should sack that Lisa Nolan, what a horrible interview. Who the hell does she think she is, Elena Satine?

  95. bainsidhe
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Sid,

    it could be Theon — if the article got the story wrong, maybe it’s not really one of the Kings. didn’t he dally with the captain’s daughter on the ship that took him home?

  96. Elena Amici
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    bainsidhe,

    i think you’re right

  97. daveb
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    bainsidhe: it could be Theon — if the article got the story wrong, maybe it’s not really one of the Kings. didn’t he dally with the captain’s daughter on the ship that took him home?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they got it all wrong. They had that Sean Bean mistake in there. Good theory on who she might really be playing, but the article did say that they were shooting inside the castle. Then again, if the whole article is glaring wrong, then who knows.

  98. You-know-nothing
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    Elena Amici,

    Thanks, that makes much more sense, lol. The idea of Pod from the books making the 8 is a little disturbing lol. But if he’s being cast as an older teen then ‘get in there my son!!!’ lmao ;-p

  99. Elena Amici
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Pepi: Maybe they’ll glue her up some moustache and… we get extra hot(yet hairy) Selyse Baratheon. :D

    this made my day

  100. Josh Parker
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Why are we still debating the Lisa Nolan question? WiC answered it from an official source.

  101. Nimble Dick
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    Who will play Maya Stone?

  102. Davidbc
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Nan,

    We still don’t have casting for Ramsay Bolton. I think RObert Sheenan would be perfect for him.

  103. Lela
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    Mormegil,

    It’s possible she appears in a flashback, a past king’s mistress… perhaps the mother of one of Robert’s many bastards, maybe even Lyanna if she misunderstood Rhaegar’s character…

  104. Ed
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Hahahah!! Love it!! Upon hearing the news, Daniel Portman said: ” …. ”

    NoxAeturnus:
    HAHA they cast Pod!Pod cast!Get it?Ya it was pretty bad…

    Seriously happy to see Dinklage get a squire.

  105. Draciaveil
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    I am so happy they cast Pod!!!

  106. twincast
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    GaR:
    ralia,

    I lay the blame for Tywin’s relief of King’s landing at the feet of Robb and Brynden, personally.Edmure’s actions were reasonable based on the information he had.If Robb had pulled his head out of his arse and actually trusted his uncle, his plan might’ve worked; it was his mistrust that cost him the chance to draw Tywin’s host into the west.

    Agreed.

    And yay for Pod. I love Pod. I wanna hug Pod. I like saying Pod. Pod. Pod. Pod. XD
    Now here’s hoping they’ll also include Kem if they end up getting that far. =)

  107. Bro
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    I had to laugh when I heard this piece of casting news. All those Pod supporters having a collective panic attack when someone suggested he might not be cast, and now this!

  108. andrea
    Posted August 25, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Permalink

    Yes! Ser, m´lady… I love Pod. He´s perfect.
    I don´t remember how I imagined Pyat but sure he´ll be great.

  109. Anonymous
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    KG,

    The kid playing Pod? What have you seen him in?

  110. Elena Amici
    Posted August 26, 2011 at 7:45 am | Permalink

    Anonymous,

    i think he’s referring to pod’s character, not to the actor

  111. Freedom
    Posted August 28, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    I saw that kid on stage in Glasgow, he was hilarious!

  112. LindaSalem
    Posted November 15, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    I liked Pod so much. I know we’re given the impression he was hanged with Brienne but we also know that Brienne has a change of heart. I hope she saved Pod’s life at the same time she saved her own. Either he’s with Brienne when she get’s Jaime or the bandits held him as hostage (most likely) to ensure Brienne comes back with Jaime. I love the Pod and Brienne characters. They are amongst the brave along with Arya and Tyrion. These are also the characters I’m hoping will still be standing on the last page of the last novel.

  113. jozev
    Posted November 15, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Kalasin,

    Not quite sure how people could think Pod isn’t necessary.
    He is a key character in at least two facets of the story between books two and four.

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