‘Game of Thrones’ Casts Young Cersei Lannister For Season 5

Young and old Cersei Lannister
Young and old Cersei Lannister

Though we’re still a bit far off from the season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones, details have slowly been seeping out. There has been leaked photos and potential plot rumors that may or may not give us clues about what to expect for the upcoming season. Well now we have concrete casting news that gives us an idea of what to expect.

Game of Thrones has usually been bereft of flashbacks but that looks like it’s about to change. Watchers on the Wall is reporting that Nell Williams has been cast as a young Cersei Lannister. While it’s still possible that some sort of magic reverts Cersei to her younger self, the most like scenario is that the show will feature a flashback to a time when Cersei was young.

Nell Williams is a relatively unknown actress but does have a British sitcom under her belt where she starred alongside ‘Game of Thrones’ alumni Dean-Charles Chapman.

What are your thoughts? Do you think it’s a good casting choice?