'Game of Thrones' spin-off casting diverse actors

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The casting of the upcoming “Game of Thrones” spin-off continues. A new report reveals a number of new roles that will be cast for the TV series, and the show is looking for diverse actors. Many of these roles are for series regulars, which means the actors will be playing important characters.

According to a report by WatchersontheWall, details about the casting call for six new roles have surfaced online. The first one is for a series regular, and they are looking for a black actor to play a character in his 50s. The second is for a Caucasian actor for a character who is in his late 30s to early 40s.

Two other roles are for actors in their 30s and 50s respectively. These two roles are for genuine Scandinavian, Germanic or Eastern European actors. They are also looking for two female, Caucasian actors to play series regular characters. One is for a character in her early 30s and the other for a character in her late 20s.

The casting announcement was made on Oct. 24th in the US, and the applications will close by Nov. 17th. The filming for the “Game of Thrones” spin-off is scheduled to begin by February next year.

The spin-off has been written by Jane Goldman. The plot is set a thousand years before the events of the current “Game of Thrones” series. The spin-off is set at a time when the golden Age of Heroes is ending, and the long night is about to start.

The official synopsis of the spin-off series calls the timeline as the “darkest hour” for Westeros. The show is expected to reveal some secrets and explain the origins of the White Walkers.

The “Game of Thrones” spin-off series doen’t have a release date yet. However, with the filming starting early next year, the show may air by the first half of 2020.

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