Game of Thrones introduced nine new actors joining the cast for Season 5, including the three women cast as the Sand Snakes, at their explosive Comic-Con panel.

Game Of Thrones Casts The Sand Snakes

The new castmembers introduced themselves to the Comic-Con audience via a pre-taped video.

Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider) made her GoT debut Friday during the panel. She will be playing Obara Sand, the eldest of Oberyn Martell’s (Pedro Pascal) vengeful daughters. Jessica Henwick (Silk) has landed the role of Nymeria ‘Nym’ Sand, and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (The Family) will be rounding out the group as Tyene Sand.

Rounding out the Martell family, Alexander Siddig (24) is set to play Doran Martell, the lord of Dorne and Oberyn’s older brother, described as “even-tempered and deliberate.” Toby Sebastian will play Doran’s son, Trystane Martell and DeObia Oparei will be joining the cast as Areo Hotah, captain of Doran’s palace guard.

Fans at Comic-Con were treated to even more casting news, with the announcement of six other actors arriving for HBO’s hit series’ fifth season. Jonathan Pryce (Pirates of the Caribbean) will be playing High Sparrow. Myrcella Baratheon – Cersei’s daughter, betrothed to Trystane Martell – has been recast due to age, and will now be played by Nell Tiger Free.

And, finally, Enzo Cilenti has been cast as Yezzan, a slave trader disrupted by Daenerys Targaryen’s (Emilia Clarke) plan to free the slaves.

The Game of Thrones panel also included a fun video presentation of Season 4 bloopers.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong


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