Tortall TV series cast ideas: The Immortals
So I've been making my way through the Tortall books (just finished Trickster's Choice!) and having done a fan-cast for Alanna's quartet I thought I'd have a go at Daine's too. A Tortall TV series is reputedly in the works, so it might not be too long before we get some real casting! The Immortals series seems to be a favourite with a lot of people, but I don't have quite the same attachment through childhood nostalgia - so apologies if any of my picks seem a bit left field. The Song of the Lioness books are the only ones I read as a kid and although I'm gutted I didn't go on to read the others (not sure why either because I was obsessed with Alanna) I'm still enjoying them very much as an adult.
She's not really a huge character, but I think Indira Varma would do a great job with the Stormwing queen.
Rikash became one of my favourite characters in these books. I think you need someone who can be a little bit scary (because, Stormwing...) but also believable as a sort of father figure for Maura, someone you will really warm to. Theo James could do it, I think?
Varice is an old flame of Numair's, sort of blonde and glam and likes fashion and domestic stuff. (If you've read Shadow and Bone, she's a bit of a Genya type I reckon?) She needs to be able to play nice but also project the potential for suspicion - and also be someone for Daine to be jealous of. I think Rose Williams (Sanditon) or Hannah Van der Westhuyesen (Winx Saga) would be good picks.
The Graveyard Hag
I LOVE the Graveyard Hag. She's basically a goddess that likes to stir stuff up and has decided it's about time Carthak's rulers showed her some respect. I think Sheila Hancock, Pam Ferris and Anne Reid could all bring the slightly evil, quick and mischievous edge that the character needs. They're all great actresses anyway.