‘Game of Thrones’ Announces New Cast Members

Viewers of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” have heard stories of Prince Oberyn’s large family and, as the cabler announced at the show’s Comic-Con panel, many of them will be joining other new (and returning) characters in season five of the popular fantasy drama.

PHOTOS: New Cast Members Join Season Five of “Game of Thrones”

The new cast includes “Whale Rider’s” Keisha Castle-Hughes as Oberyn’s daughter Obara Sand. and “The Fifth Estate’s” Alexander Siddig as his brother, Doran Martell. The new cast also includes Jonathan Pryce as High Sparrow, who might be the only actual King’s Landing do-gooder. Nell Tiger Free also replaces Aimee Richardson as Cersei Lannister’s daughter Myrcella Baratheon.

Season Five Characters Include:

Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell: Doran Martell is the ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Unlike his brother, Doran is even-tempered and deliberate. Now, all of Dorne waits to see how their lord will react to his brother’s death.

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 the 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 Yezza: 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.

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  1. Sara says:

    that’s so sad if they cut Arianne!! ><" I will be very angry

  2. if D&D cut Arianne, im going ape sh*t….i can take cutting QUENT but not both! !

  3. tony says:

    It’s seem the cabled (sorry cabler, autocorrect) is bringing in the entire family, and will throw in lots of sex to distract from the lack of story now.

  4. Charlie says:

    Does this mean they’re cutting Quentyn? And loosening the more matriachal society of Dorne?

  5. Joe says:

    Do you guys think this Game of Thrones theory is true? I’m convinced it’s right on the money.

  6. greasy chicken says:

    Good grief, I hope this whole season won’t be about Dorne just so GRRM can stall for time. The deaths will mostly be from boredom.

  7. drkaj says:

    The betrothal of Myrcella to Trystane was arranged by Tyrion Lannister, not Tywin.

  8. Alex says:

    First off. Trystane is not heir to Dorne, he is actually last in line to take over Dorne and rule Martell, he has two older siblings. Second Tyene is not Ellaria’s daughter but the daughter of a Septa and Oberyn. Third Nymeria does not use a whip but daggers and hidden blades. Fourth Obara is the one who uses a whip, not Nymeria, and she also uses a spear and her mother worked in a brothel, so not exactly a peasant.

    • I think the part with Trystane being heir to Dorne might be a sign that they’re cutting Arianne and Quentyn… and maybe they’ve made Tyene the daughter of Ellaria so as not to confuse the show viewers with too many side characters.

  9. spacher31 says:

    Fact Check: Trystane Martell is not heir to Dorne. He has an Older sister, Arianne, and an older brother, Quentyn. In Dorne the eldest child, regardless of gender, is the heir of the family. In this case it is Arianne. I’m sure that they will have more new cast members soon.

  10. Arkash says:

    Wyman Manderly, Euron Greyjoy, Victarion Greyjoy, Aeron Greyjoy, fArya, Val, Barbrey Dustin, Mors Umber, Bowen Marsh, Jon Connington, the Green Grace, Aegon Targaryen, Arianne Martel, Quentyn Martell, Justin Massey… RiP guys.

  11. PhilG says:

    Alexander Siddig. Great! :o) And Jonathan Pryce…

    Now, HBO: please start bringing the whole cast to Dragon*Con (where else?!) so their fans can meet them all.

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