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Old July 25 2014, 10:57 PM   #2581
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It's possible, though surprising. They've cut back on the Sand Snakes as well, although Ariadne and Quentyn do play considerably larger roles. I forget, did they cast Arys Oakheart yet?
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Old July 25 2014, 11:02 PM   #2582
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Not that I've seen. He's an utterly worthless character, though and I wouldn't be surprised if they just left him out completely.
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Old July 25 2014, 11:05 PM   #2583
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It's possible, though surprising. They've cut back on the Sand Snakes as well, although Ariadne and Quentyn do play considerably larger roles. I forget, did they cast Arys Oakheart yet?
To be fair, most of the Sand Snakes didn't do anything - Obara, Nymeria, and Tyene are really the only ones they need.

But I'm pretty sure they can't cut Quentyn as
. However, depending on how they are adapting the books, maybe they won't get to his big scenes until Season 6?
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Old July 25 2014, 11:10 PM   #2584
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Here's the video of the casting announcements:

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Old July 25 2014, 11:31 PM   #2585
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Julian Bashir is Dorian Martell. Okay, so he's not clinically obese, but otherwise, this kicks lots of ass. As does the casting generally.
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Old July 25 2014, 11:36 PM   #2586
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Doran wasn't obese. He just had gout.
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Old July 25 2014, 11:53 PM   #2587
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Alexander Siddig and Jonathan Pryce? Bloody fantastic.
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Old July 26 2014, 12:13 AM   #2588
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Trystane is the heir of Dorne. Ugh. So, they're definitely cutting Arianne.
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Old July 26 2014, 12:15 AM   #2589
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They've cut back on the Sand Snakes as well
Not really. None of the four younger Sand Snakes even appear "onscreen" in the books (until TWOW, when one of them will have a small role), so there would be no reason to cast actresses to play them. The only one who can really be said to be missing is Sarella, and that's obviously dependent on how-- and if-- the show is playing the Citadel storyline.

Considering the show's general attitude toward prophecy, I doubt they'd include Quentyn solely to make sense of the Mirri Maz Duur bit.
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Old July 26 2014, 03:33 AM   #2590
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[happydance] Jonathan Pryce will go a long way towards making up for no more Charles Dance. [/happydance]
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Old July 26 2014, 06:53 AM   #2591
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Brilliant casting with Siddig, he has the acting chops and he is perfect for the part - I actually pictured him as the perfect casting a year or two ago and its how I see him in the books.
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Old July 26 2014, 01:49 PM   #2592
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Alexander Siddig and Jonathan Pryce? Bloody fantastic.
Absolutely! I've wanted Siddig as Doran for a long, long time.

Hopefully Arianne isn't being excised. That would be a very poor move.
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Old July 26 2014, 08:01 PM   #2593
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They won't cut Arianne. She'll be there for sex scenes, if nothing else. More likely they've just made her younger than Trystane, or ignored the bit of lore about firstborn inheriting regardless of sex in Dorne. Can't risk confusing the "unsullied", after all.
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Old July 26 2014, 08:21 PM   #2594
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As much as I love Siddig, the apparent strategy of "just cast brownish people, no one will notice the difference." is a bit underwhelming.
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They won't cut Arianne. She'll be there for sex scenes, if nothing else. More likely they've just made her younger than Trystane, or ignored the bit of lore about firstborn inheriting regardless of sex in Dorne.
Why is that more likely? The evidence for Arianne being cut has piled up recently. She's not in the casting announcement with the other Dornish characters (nor are the characters most associated with her alone in AFFC, like Arys Oakheart). The casting video for Tyene shows the plot to crown Myrcella coming together without Arianne being involved (and with Ellaria participating, instead of being a pacifist like the book). The casting video for Trystane shows him seemingly being involved in the plot as well. And now Trystane is referred to as the heir to Dorne, meaning he has no older siblings.
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