In a recent post from Watchers on the Wall, it was announced that Hannah Waddingham will be taking on the role of Septa Unella. Now for those of you who haven’t read the books there isn’t to much to be said about her. She is a septa – obviously – which adds to the continuing growth of the Seven’s importance in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones.
Reportedly HBO described Septa Unella as “a septa serving the Faith of the Seven. As a member of the Most Devout, the highest ranking clergy, she enforces strict adherence to her religion’s laws.” This description of Septa Unella sounds absolutely perfect for what I was looking for in this role. A quick note, the Most Devout is the council of the highest ranking clergy for the Faith of the Seven.
I’m glad to finally see the casting confirmed for Septa Unella. However I am curious if we will see any of the other Septa’s cast – Such as Septa Moelle, or Septa Scolera. If Septa Unella is the only septa to be cast, and given a name, that is fine by me as she holds the largest role of any Septa.
So what do you think of this casting? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!