The latest addition is Essie Davis, the star of The Babadook and an actress who received an awful lot of praise for her performance in that unique horror movie. Who will she be playing?
Wait, what?! Don’t fret, Lena Heady hasn’t been replaced; Davis will actually play an actress who stars in a play called The Bloody Hand, reflecting the world of Westeros. This is a pretty meta move by Game of Thrones, but one which should be very interesting to see play out.
There’s no word on how big of a role this is going to be, but it’s also been revealed that Richard E. Grant is set to play the leader of the theater troupe that is staging The Bloody Hand. Martin has actually alluded to the existence of this group in a chapter from The Winds of Winter, the next instalment in the Game of Thrones series which still has no release date.