'Game of Thrones' at Comic-Con: 9 New Stars Cast in Season 5
'Game of Thrones' at Comic-Con: 9 New Stars Cast in Season 5
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Game of Thrones is fond of using its Comic-Con panels to unleash a massive wave of new casting announcements. Though fans are still many months away from season 5, the panel did reveal eight new additions to the cast, including a young Oscar nominee and a whole lot of Prince Oberyn's family.

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The panel included author George R.R. Martin, EPs David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, plus stars Maisie Williams (Arya), Sophie Turner (Sansa), Natalie Dormer (Margaery), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime), Rory McCann (the Hound), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), John Bradley (Samwell) and Pedor Pascal (Oberyn).

Though Peter Dinklage wasn't there, he was a big part of the season 4 blooper reel. Enjoy watching the stars of this serious, Emmy-nominated drama goof off.



Here's a quick summary of the eight new cast members announced for Game of Thrones season 5:

-Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) will play Obara Sand, one of Oberyn Martell's many bastard daughters who are collectively known as the Sand Snakes. She is the oldest daughter and a fierce warrior.

-Jessica Henwick will play Nymeria Sand, the second oldest of the Sand Snakes

-Rosabell Laurenti Sellers will play Tyene Sand, the third oldest of the Sand Snakes.

-Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Da Vinci's Demons) will play Doran Martell, Oberyn's older brother and the head of House Martell.

-Toby Sebastian will play Trystane Martell, Doran's youngest son who is betrothed to marry Cersei's daughter, Myrcella.

-Nell Tiger Free will take over the role of Myrcella Baratheon, Cersei's daughter who is in Dorne, replacing Aimee Richardson who previously played the role in seasons 1 and 2.

-DeObia Oparei will play Areo Hotah, the personal bodyguard of Doran Martell.

-Jonathan Pryce will play the High Sparrow, a religious leader in King's Landing fighting against corruption.

-Enzo Cilenti will play Yezzan, who is a slave trader from Yunkai in the books.



Obviously with all of this casting, a large chunk of Game of Thrones season 5 will be set in Dorne and feature the Martell family's reaction to the death of Oberyn in Tyrion's Trial by Combat.

Game of Thrones season 5 will debut in the spring of 2015.


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