‘Game of Thrones’ was already the largest cast on television, but now ahead of season 5 the show has added nine more people to their call list…
Season 4 of ‘Game of Thrones’ ended with several key characters dead, which means the door is open for new ones to be introduced and there will be plenty of them when the show returns in 2015.
During the ‘Game of Thrones’ panel on Friday at San Diego Comic Con, the actors and actresses along the the parts they will be playing were announced to the thousands in attendance. The bulk of the new characters being added come from Dorne — the part of Westeros that’s never been explored on the show previously, but in the wake of the death of Prince Oberyn Martell last season, a slew of his family members will be joining the series.
At the top of the list is veteran actor Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell, the older brother to Price Oberyn and the ruling lord of Dorne. Siddig is best known for his role in past films and shows such as ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ as well as ‘Syriana’. Doran is even-tempered and deliberate. Now, all of Dorne waits to see how their lord will react to his brother’s death.
Also being added:
Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell. Trystane Martell is Prince Doran’s son and heir to Dorne. His father betrothed him to Myrcella Baratheon as part of the alliance offered by Tywin Lannister, then Hand of the King.
Nell Tiger Free as Myrcella Baratheon. Myrcella Baratheon is officially the eldest child of Cersei Lannister and the late King Robert Baratheon, though in truth her father is Cersei’s own brother, Jaime Lannister. For years, she has been a guest and ward of Prince Doran, betrothed to his son, but her position has become tenuous with the death of Oberyn Martell, the Prince’s brother.
DeObia Oparei as Areo Hotah. Areo Hotah is the long-serving captain of Doran Martell’s palace guard, renowned for his loyalty and his longaxe.
Enzo Cilenti as Yezzan. Yezzan was an extremely wealthy slave trader before Daenerys Targaryen outlawed the slave trade.
Jessica Henwick as Nymeria (“Nym”) Sand. Nym Sand is the second eldest of the late Prince Oberyn’s bastard daughters. Her mother was an Eastern noblewoman who brought Nym up to be cultured, graceful and deadly with a whip.
Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Tyene Sand. Tyene Sand is the daughter of the late Prince Oberyn Martell by Ellaria Sand, his final paramour. Tyene is fiercer than she looks, especially with her twin daggers.
Keisha Castle-Hughes as Obara Sand. A fearsome warrior, Obara Sand is the eldest bastard daughter of the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Her mother was a Dornish peasant girl who caught the eye of the late Prince.
Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow. A devout and pious man, the High Sparrow came to King’s Landing to serve those forgotten by much of the world – the poor, the downtrodden and the infirm – and quickly amassed a large following. His fellow believers have swarmed over the city, ministering to the lowest and decrying the corruption of the highest.
Check out the video below to see the cast being introduced at Comic Con
‘Game of Thrones’ returns for season five in 2015.