‘Game Of Thrones’ Casts and Renames Asha Greyjoy

Gemma WhalenLet’s start with something positive: Gemma Whalen of Gulliver’s Travels and The Wolfman will take on the role of Asha Greyjoy in the next season of Game of Thrones.

And here’s the less positive news: after a very promising story about the network’s and creators’ dedication to the integrity of Game of Thrones, we find out that Asha, steadfast warrior from the book series who has yet to appear onscreen, will be renamed. The decision comes from the producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss desire to avoid confusion between Asha and the already-seen Osha, prisoner of the Starks.

I suppose to get entirely upset over this would be nitpicking. They is no indication that they will be changing the character whatsoever with exception of the name. The network promised the show a full and meritorious run. The only thing that is really bothersome about this is whether or not it might indicate future changes of more substantial nature. But as TV lovers, we have to pick our battles. If one name change is what we have to suffer in order to maintain an otherwise wonderful series, then so be it.

Source: MTV

Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.