Game of Thrones Season 3 is over, and all eyes are on Season 4 — and, more specifically, Season 4 casting. Because, yes, the world of Westeros is far from done growing, and with the next season's filming almost done, we already have a lot of news about new faces joining the cast.
What new characters can we expect next year? Who's been recast? Which MIA secondary characters are returning? We've rounded up all of the casting news and spoilers right here, and will continue to update as more info roles in.
Yuri Kolokolnikov as Styr, the Magnar of Thenn. Russian Actor Yuri Kolokolnikov will play this steely Wildling leader. We're not sure exactly what role he'll play in the plot, since a lot of his story has been given to Tormund this season.
Mark Gatiss as Tycho Nestoris. Sherlock and Doctor Who favorite Mark Gatiss will be joining the cast as Tycho Nestoris, a representative of the Iron Bank of Braavos.
Jane McGrath as a Wildling. Actress Jane McGrath is playing an as yet unconfirmed Wildling character. Who do you think she is? Our money is on Mance's wife.
Michiel Huisman as Daario Naharis. Nashville actor Michiel Huisman will reportedly replace Ed Skrein as Daario, the hot sellsword Dany has a thing for.
Thor Bjornsson The Mountain. According to Thor himself, this Icelandic strongman will take over the role of The Mountain, making him the third actor to play the character.
Dean-Charles Chapman as Tommen Baratheon. Joffrey's little bro has also reportedly been recast.
Lysa Arryn. Kate Dickie is back as Lysa Arryn, according to her agency. (No surprise there for those who know the books.)
Alliser Thorne. Jon's Night Watch nemesis is back.
Rorge. Rorge, a criminal who was forced to join the Night's Watch and was saved, along with Jaqen H'ghar, by Arya in Season 2, is back in Season 4 according to his agent's website.
Ser Dontos. The knight Sansa rescued in Season 2 fell to the wayside in Season 3, but the showrunners say we haven't seen the last of him, and actor Tony Way has tweeted about being in Belfast, which suggests that he's back on set.
Rumors and Speculation
More Greyjoys? Although the extended Greyjoy clan does not play a big role in the books until A Feast for Crows, some fans suspect we'll meet more of them this season, given Yara's apparent increased role.
Janos Slynt. We haven't seen any official confirmation that Janos Slynt (former Commander of the City Watch sent to the Night's Watch by Tyrion in Season 2) will be back in Season 4, but Winter Is Coming has unofficial confirmation, and given that his story is linked to Alliser Thorne's in the books, we wouldn't be surprised to see him.