The Gold Company Mercenaries already have a leader.
If all goes according to plan, this week the main cast will begin filming the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones that, in a few months, will include a new actor in the series. We are sure that the readers of the Songs of Ice and Fire will be very excited to discover the character that will play.
One of the casting ads described a charismatic mercenary who would appear in two episodes of the series. It was speculated with the possibility that they were referring to the leader of the Gold Company and today we can confirm this information since the eighth season will show Harry Strickland.
The actor responsible for giving life to Harry Strickland will be Marc Rissmann, who, also, has been in charge of releasing this information when, in an oversight, has included it in his Curriculum Online. As soon as this news has jumped to the international headlines in the web has erased all reference to the medieval-fantastic drama.
In the series, Euron Greyjoy was sent to Essos by Cersei on a secret mission aimed at hiring the Golden Company. Now we know that this pirate has been successful in his task, but we do not know if in his agreement with these mercenaries will include some small letter that benefits to him in the future.
And for those who have not read the novels, Harry Strickland is the current leader of the Golden Company. Jon Connington and Aegon Targaryen joined him and planned to invade West – as Daenerys did in the series – but Harry was always tired and reluctant to fight. That’s why Connington thinks he’s a coward. We do not know what will be the plot arc of this new protagonist in the series, as they deleted the characters of the son and friend of Rhaegar Targaryen. We will have to watch the episodes to see how the showrunners have solved this situation.