Casting for Season 5 of ‘Game Of Thrones’ was confirmed on July 25 at the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con — check it out below, but careful: spoilers are coming.
While casting information for Season 5 of Game Of Thrones has been leaking like a sieve ever since Season 4 wrapped, fans finally received a confirmation at the GoT panel at San Diego Comic-Con on July 25. Find out who will be filling the coveted roles of the Sand Snakes, Trystane Martell, and more, but beware of some mild spoilers!
‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 5 Spoilers: Casting Of Sand Snakes & More Confirmed
As was rumored back in June, relative unknown Nell Tiger Free will be taking Aimee Richardson‘s place as Myrcella Baratheon; Myrcella was shipped off to Dorne in Season 2 for her own protection. HBO confirmed Dorne as a location for the series not long ago; the cast will be filming in Spain.
The rest of the casting that was confirmed at SDCC is as follows:
Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell: Prince Doran, Prince Oberyn’s elder brother, currently holds Sunspear despite his bad case of gout which keeps him from moving very far from his throne. He hides his condition from his people and, as a result, is known as a recluse.
Keisha Castle-Hughes as Obara Sand: Obara is Prince Oberyn’s eldest illegitimate daughter. WinterIsComing.net reported back in May that Obara will be facing off against a character with whom she doesn’t interact in the books.
Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Tyene Sand: Tyene, according to HBO’s official press release, “is fiercer than she looks, especially with her twin daggers.” In the books, however, poison is her weapon of choice.
Jessica Henwick as Nymeria Sand: Nym is just as deadly as the rest of her fellow Sand Snakes. “Her mother was an Eastern noblewoman who brought Nym up to be cultured, graceful and deadly with a whip,” says HBO. However, in the ASoIaF series, she prefers knives.
Looks like some minor changes are being made from book to screen, but we’re sure they were made for a reason! We look forward to seeing what GoT does with the Sand Snakes.
‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 5 Spoilers: Casting Of Trystane Martell & More Confirmed
Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell: Trystane is Myrcella’s young, handsome betrothed. In the Song Of Ice And Fire series of novels, Trystane didn’t particularly care for Myrcella one way or the other, but sources revealed to WinterIsComing.net that their romance will be played up for the show.
DeObia Oparei as Areo Hotah: Areo is Doran’s personal bodyguard; he often repeats his personal vow “Serve, obey, protect,” whenever his values conflict with his deep-seated loyalty.
Enzo Cilenti as Yezzan: Yezzan was a slave trader before the Breaker Of Chains herself (Daenerys, played by Emilia Clarke) freed all of Slaver’s Bay. It’s safe to imagine that the two will clash.
Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow: The High Sparrow, as previously reported by ComicBook.com, will be taking Cersei down a few notches in Season 5. A pious man, the new High Septon of the Faith of the Seven will amass a huge following of likeminded denizens of King’s Landing who plan to unseat the Lannisters from their throne.
So, HollywoodLifers, are you looking forward to Season 5? Are you a Song Of Ice And Fire reader? If so, who’s your favorite Sand Snake? Let us know your thoughts on all things GoT by voting above and commenting below!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner