Yeah, I'm actually kind of surprise they cast Satin for the show. And some book fans were worried that the showrunners were going to condense Euron, Victarion, and Damphair into 1-2 characters, but I had a feeling that they'd cast each Greyjoy character and not condense them.
In all honestly, I'm a little surprised that they're going to do the Kingsmoot stuff this season, but I'm thinking they're going to try speeding up Dany's storyline and send Victarion on his way to her fairly early on this season.
So this is my guess for the mish-mash of Season 4 coming from 3 different books:
-King's Landing story (Tyrion, Oberyn, Cersei, the wedding, the trial, Tywin on the toilet, etc.)
-Probably introduce Stoneheart towards the end of the season as a cliffhanger
-Brienne and Pod's "adventures"...I'm thinking the authors are going to condense Brienne's arc because, to put it lightly, it was boring until the last 2 chapters
-Jaime may leave King's Landing in episode 10 (I'm guessing he'll let Tyrion escape in episode 8 or 9, and since episode 10 is always a setup episode each season, he'll possibly start his way to Riverrun in episode 10)
-Iron Islands story with the Kingsmoot and Euron telling Victarion to go seek Dany
-Possibly Sansa's story?? I say possibly because Bronze Yohn Royce has been cast and I think they'll probably cast Lyn Corbray?? Although I think it's more likely that they'll expand upon Sansa's story a lot in season 5, and add more to it than AFFC did.
-Possibly Arya's story: I say this because episode 10 from season 3 left us with Arya looking at her Braavosi coin from Jaqen, and they played the Jaqen theme. No way Arya is going to be with the Hound all season 4. I think she should start her journey to Braavos halfway through season 4.
**And as for Dorne, I see the showrunners reserving Dorne for season 5, since we need Oberyn to die first before showing Doran and Arianne's machinations**.
-Continue with the Theon/Reek story
-Bran's ASOS story was completed in S3, so expect him to meet Bloodraven this season and eat some Jojen paste
-Dany's story only had 1 POV chapter left from ASOS; I think she'll banish Jorah early on in the season and start the Mereen story in season 5; after all, Hizdaar was cast, as well as Victarion.
**I don't see the showrunners doing the Davos story or any of Jon's ADWD story or any of the other characters in season 4. Jon's story still has A LOT left of ASOS, and I expect the cliffhanger to be Jon being elected Lord Commander. I also don't see them doing Cersei's AFFC story till season 5 since we need Tywin to die first to see the aftermath, her demise, the crazy new High Septon etc. I think Sam going to Oldtown will be reserved for season 5 as well.
With that being said, The showrunners are 100% going to be finished AFFC and ADWD by the end of season 5. With the casting of the Greyjoys for season 4, it seems like they have a strict gameplan in mind of how they want to accomplish things. And I'm almost certain that Season 6 (which will come out in 2016) will be the TWoW season, whether or not Ser Too Fat to Write has the book out by then, or not.
This post was edited on 10/6 at 7:16 pm