Game of Thrones has completed casting the main characters, bringing onboard an actress who has quickly accumulated a lot of geek cred in the past two years.
300's Lena Heady, who most recently starred as the non-Terminator title character on the terrific Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (we're still bitter, damn it!) has joined the cast of the HBO pilot as Cersei Lannister. Chicago Tribune's Maureen Ryan reported the news, noting that Cersei is, "a woman of royal blood who is every bit as smart, cunning and devious as the powerful men around her."
While HBO has not officially ordered Game of Thrones as a series, they're clearly putting a lot of work into the pilot â which will be shot in Ireland and also stars Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sean Bean, Jennifer Ehle and Mark Addy.
Heady will be heard this fall as the voice of The Super Hero Squad Show's version of Marvel's Black Widow.