Game of Thrones Season 5: Meet the Newbies!

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HBO announced a number of cast additions for Game of Thrones Season 5 during the show's Comic-Con panel this afternoon, introducing each newcomer in video form.

Jonathan Pryce (the Pirates of the Caribbean films) will portray High Sparrow, a religious leader with a very large following of the poor and sick.

This is a man of the people who despises corruption.

Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Da Vinci’s Demons) will portray Doran Martell, the surprisingly calm lord of Dorne and older sibling of the late Oberyn Martell.

The HBO epic has also cast a trio of of Oberyn’s bastard daughters (aka the Sand Snakes.

Relative newcomer Rosabell Laurenti Sellers will take on Tyene Sand; Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) will play Obara Sand; and British actress Jessica Henwick will be Nym Sand.

Also cast:

  • Toby Sebastian as Doran’s son Trystane Martell, who is betrothed to Cersei’s daughter, Myrcella.
  • DeObia Oparei (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) will play Doran’s palace guard captain, Areo Hotah.
  • Enzo Cilenti (Rome) as a former slave trader who crosses paths with Daenerys.

Game of Thrones Season 5 will air in the spring of 2015.

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Game of Thrones Quotes

Tyrion: Let me give you some advice bastard. Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.
Jon: What the hell do you know about being a bastard?
Tyrion: All dwarfs are bastards in their father's eyes.

Thoros: You still mad at us, boy?
Gendry: You sold me to a witch.
Thoros: A priestess. I'll admit, it is a subtle distinction.
Beric: We're fighting a great war. Wars cost money.
Gendry: I wanted to be one of you. I wanted to join the brotherhood, but you sold me off... like a slave. Do you know what she did to me? She strapped me down in the bed. She stripped me naked.
The Hound: Sounds alright so far.
Gendry: And put leeches on me.
The Hound: Was she naked, too?
Thoros: She needed your blood.
Gendry: Yes, thank you. I know that.
The Hound: Could have been worse.
Gendry: She wanted to kill me. They would have killed me if it wasn't for Davos.
The Hound: But they didn't, did they? So what are you whinging about?
Gendry: I'm not whinging.
The Hound: Your lips are moving and you're complaining about something. That's whinging. This one's been killed six times. You don't hear him whinging about it.