And so begins the steady (but never enough) leak of info leading up to the very long wait until a new season of Game of Thrones. Several key casting decisions have been revealed and they’ve only served to amp up our anticipation for season 5. Check them out below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More casting includes Enzo Cilenti as slave trader Yezzan, Nell Tiger Free as Myrcella Baratheon, and Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell.