The rumors posted on Winter is Coming about Sean Bean being cast as Lord Eddard Stark for HBO’s A Game of Thrones pilot episode turned out to be true, and more cast members have been confirmed by George R. R. Martin himself on his LiveJournal. So far the cast is composed of:
- Sean Bean as Lord Eddard Stark
- Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
- Mark Addy as King Robert Baratheon I
- Jack Gleeson as Joffrey Baratheon
- Harry Lloyd as Viserys Targaryen
- Kit Harington as Jon Snow
I’m only familiar with two of these actors (Bean and Dinklage), but I’m really, really excited about this now because both of them are absolutely perfect for these parts. I have no grounds to make judgments about the other four confirmed cast members, but Martin himself states that he “couldn’t be happier” with the choices. With these two actors lined up for roles and a brilliant script, this pilot episode seems to be exceeding all expectations thus far. I hope they keep it up so that we’ll finally have a full A Game of Thrones TV series!
Photo taken from hellomagazine.com.