oooh loving the cast list
Diana Rigg as the Queen of Thorns: aaawww was hoping it would be Maggie Smith, but Diana Rigg is an excellent second choice.
Mackensie Crook as Orel: I hate Crook... I hate him in his stupid face.
Clive Russel as The Blackfish: yay the Blackfish! and played by a superb actor, spot on!
Nathalie Emannuel as Missandei: she's pretty cute, hopefully she's a good enough actress to draw attention from Dany being so lame... oh... she's from Hollyoaks... never mind.
Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon: I hope they don't try to 'cute' her up... Shireen is supposed to be ugly even without the facerot, but hey, she's an award winning actress, that's enough to gloss over what I'm calling 'the Cleftjaw effect'
Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr: This could be excellent, I've seen Paul Kaye in a few semi serious rolls, and he played them very well. Will be fun seeing his take on Thoros.
Ellie Kendrick as Meera Reed: YAY! I LOVED this girl in Being Human, and Meera reed is a great character, so all should be fine here.
Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane: This guy gets my approval, if only for that bitchin beard
Overall casting is looking pretty spot on...
can we have Season 3 now