Lena Headey, who was running for her life in the prematurely canceled show, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, has a new gig in HBO’s much anticipated TV pilot, The Game of Thrones.

The pilot is based on George R. R. Martin’s novel, A Game of Thrones.

Headey will be playing the role of Cersei Lannister.  Cersei is known for being just as smart & cunning as the men who are in power.

Other roles of note that have been cast are:

  • Peter Dinklage as Cersei’s brother Tyrion.
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Cersei’s twin Jaime.
  • Sean Bean as aristocrat Ned Stark.
  • Jennifer Ehle as Ned Starks wife Catelyn Stark
  • Mark Addy as King Robert.

I hope this will prove to be a nice break-out role for Lena and if any Game of Thrones fans were also TSCC fans, ya gotta be happy!  As you can see, if you haven’t been following the bits and pieces of news, the cast is developing along nicely also.

I don’t have any doubts, but let’s keep those fingers crossed that the pilot cranks out some great ratings so HBO will commit to a series based on Martin’s books.  Filming begins in late October.

Source:  Chicago Tribune