- September 2009 opened with Lena Headey cast as Cersei. The Seven Kingdoms got their queen.
- There were also first rumours of Conan Stevens‘ involvement with Thrones surfacing at that time, as he stated his bid to eventually land the role of Gregor Clegane in the first season.
- We wondered which episode GRRM would write for season one, and got the first confirmation that Thrones sets were built for the pilot in the Paint Hall.
- Rory McCann was confirmed as The Hound.
- Actors stated heading to Belfast in those days. At the same time, a call for extras went out, courtesy of the indefatigable Extras NI, the first of many.
- Last but not least, we proved that we were still in our best clue-solving form as we puzzled out the casting of Joseph Mawle (as Benjen) and Ron Donachie (as Rodrik).
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