Mark Gatiss Cast in Season 4 of Game of Thrones


Attention Game of Thrones, Sherlock, Doctor Who… well almost all fandoms, at this point. British actor/writer/producer Mark Gatiss has been cast in Season 4 of Game of Thrones. What role he will play is completely under wraps.

This news come from an Entertainment Weekly exclusive report:

Mark Gatiss will appear in the fourth season of HBO’s Thrones…

On Thrones he will play …

Well, that’s something we cannot reveal. The Thrones team is keeping Gatiss’ role quiet. Maybe showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss will say more at their Comic-Con panel on Friday?

Fair point to their reporter. Since there is a pretty large Game of Thrones panel scheduled, and Mark Gatiss will already be in attendance at the Sherlock BBC panel, fingers crossed that SDCC is the only reason we aren’t getting a character name at this time.

In case you live under a fandom rock, Gatiss has quite the list of credentials. He’s a writer of both Doctor Who novels and multiple episodes including “The Idiot’s Lantern” and “Cold War.” He has appeared in three episodes of the Who, most notably as Lazarus in series 3′s “The Lazarus Experiment.” Alongside Steven Moffat, he is the co-creator of the BBC’s Sherlock, portrays Mycroft Holmes, and has written episodes “The Great Game,” “The Hounds of Baskerville,” and the forthcoming series 3 premiere “The Empty Hearse.”

Let the theorizing (and probably fanfic) begin! Who do you think Gatiss will play? Do you think he’s a good fit for the show? Share below!

  • Alex Dahlberry

    So cool! I’m sure he’ll be great.

  • QED42

    At this point it’s getting easier to list the UK actors that haven’t had a part in Game of Thrones. Nice to see British actors getting work on US TV where they aren’t just turning up to play the bad guy though.