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Game of Thrones Mystery Casting

Filming for Season 4 of Game of Thrones kicked off on August 20th in Dubrovnik, the location used for scenes in Kings Landing and the surrounding area, as well as lands across the narrow sea like Qarth.

With the start of filming, it’s been announced that many new characters will be joining the show in the new season (since George and friends insist on killing so many of the old ones). Mace Tyrell will be played by Roger Ashton-Griffiths and Pedro Pascal and Indira Varma will be joining the cast as The Red Viper and his paramour Ellaria Sand.

The other characters, in true Game of Thrones fashion, are being kept under wraps. Joseph Gatt will be playing a mystery role; fans speculate he will be playing the hairless wildling Styr, Magnar of Thenn, a rumor that has only been fueled by his IMDB page. In addition, Michiel Huisman, whom fans may recognize from World War Z and HBO’s Treme, will also be joining the cast. Social media has fueled these two reveals, as Gatt tweeted about Iceland (which is where the scenes beyond the Wall are shot) and Huisman’s trainer outed the actor on Instagram when he posted pictures of the actor getting buff for whomever he might be playing. Mark Gatiss has also been cast as another character who will remain a surprise.

What do you think of all the mystery characters? Who do you think Huisman and Gatiss would be perfect for?