Popular fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones will reportedly have German actor Marc Rissmann essay the role of Harry Strickland in its upcoming eighth and final season.
According to George R R Martin’s books, Strickland is the leader of the mercenary group known as the Golden Company, which Cersei sent Euron Greyjoy to fetch as seen in season 7 finale as well, reports aceshowbiz.com.
The news was first revealed via the casting agency’s announcement though it has since been removed. According to the original casting notice, the role is for two episodes.
Rissmann played Nos in season 2 of the show Into the Badlands.
Production on the final season of Game of Thrones is scheduled to begin this month and will continue until next summer.
Meanwhile, actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau shared that the cast of the hit series would not be getting full scripts for the final season to avoid leaks.
“The first season we got the scripts like you should get them and then you could sit and do notes and stuff. And then after a couple of years, they got paranoid because there was some leaks so we had to get them only digital, on a PDF file,” he said.
“And then the hack happened, so now we’re not even going to get the script. Now we are going to do a scene, we will be told what’s going to happen and then we roll. We’re all going to have earpieces for the scene and then someone’s going to tell you the line and then you are going to do the line,” added the actor, who essays Jaime Lannister in the hit sitcom.