“Game of Thrones” at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (L), Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harrington of HBO's "Game of Thrones" pose backstage with their award for Oustanding Drama Series at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California U.S., September 18, 2016. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni

Even though “Game of Thrones” season 8 is the last instalment of the popular TV series, there will still be new characters joining the show. One of the newcomers is Alice Nokes, who will be joining Danielle Galligan and Emer McDaid on set this year.

According to a report by Watchers on the Wall, Nokes previously posed for a picture with Galligan and McDaid at the time her casting was not yet confirmed. Now, the CV of the actress on her agency’s website confirms that she will be part of the next season.

Nokes will be playing the role of Willa. Since there is no major character in “A Song of Ice and Fire,” the book series by George RR Martin on which the TV series is based, it isn’t clear who Willa is and which faction she will be fighting for.

There are a few minor characters named Willa in the books, but Nokes may not be playing any of them. The newcomer will be seen in at least one of the episodes directed by David Nutter, who will be directing three of the six episodes this year. He will be at the helm of the first, second and fourth episodes.

Casting for the series continues, despite the show in the thick of filming at the moment. The latest casting announcement states that they are looking for a military guard. This is a relatively small role for an actor who is 25 - 35 years old. The scene will apparently be an action sequence because they are looking for someone “fit and agile” with a “distinctive face” and someone who looks like he can handle himself in a fight.