It looks as though King Joffrey’s little brother may be a lot older when we see him next on Game of Thrones.
According to our sources, the role of Prince Tommen Baratheon has been recast for season 4 and will now be played by Dean-Charles Chapman. Chapman starred in The Revolting World of Stanley Brown, appears in the upcoming film Before I Go To Sleep, and was seen most recently on The White Queen, playing Richard Grey. The choice of Chapman for Tommen may be surprising to some as he previously appeared on GoT playing Martyn Lannister, one of the imprisoned squires killed by the Karstarks in season 3.
We have reached out to HBO for official confirmation of the casting.
Ours is the Fury: Chapman’s older age may better suit certain aspects of Tommen’s storyline going forward. Fans have often speculated Tommen might be recast, with Callum Wharry absent from the show since episode nine of season 2. Casual viewers are unlikely to remember or care that Chapman played a small role a year earlier, and I imagine the prince will look very different from the younger prisoner.