Alexander Siddig will star as Doran Martell, the ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Prince Oberyn Martell in Season 5 of "Game of Thrones." (Matt Carr/Getty Images)Link
DeObia Oparei will star as Areo Hotah, the long-serving captain of Doran Martell’s palace guard in Season 5 of "Game of Thrones." (Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)Link
Enzo Cilenti will star as Yezzan, a formerly wealthy slave trader in Season 5 of "Game of Thrones." (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)Link
Rosabell Laurenti Sellers will star as Tyene Sand, the daughter of Prince Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand in Season 5 of "Game of Thrones." (Stefania D'Alessandro/Getty Images)Link
Keisha Castle-Hughes will star as fearsome warrior Obara Sand in Season 5 of "Game of Thrones." (Los Angeles Times)Link
Jonathan Pryce will star as the devout and pious crusader High Sparrow in Season 5 of "Game of Thrones." (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)Link
The world of “Game of Thrones” will be seeing some new faces in Season 5, including venerable actor Jonathan Pryce, who will join the series as a religious leader with a devout (and possibly dangerous) following.
During the Friday afternoon panel presentation at San Diego’s Comic-Con International, the creators and cast of HBO’s wildly popular series revealed that nine new actors will be joining the ensemble, as the television narrative adapted from author George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels expands into the world of Dorne, the homeland of the Red Viper, Oberyn Martell.
Alexander Siddig will play Doran Martell, the ruler of Dorne and older brother to Prince Oberyn, who met with a grim fate during the show’s most recent season. Toby Sebastian will play Trystane Martell, Doran’s son, the heir to Dorne who’s betrothed to Myrcella Baratheon (Nell Tiger Free). DeObia Oparei will play Areo Hotah, a captain of Doran Martell’s palace guard.
Jessica Henwick will play Nymeria (“Nym”) Sand, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers will play Tyene Sand and “Whale Rider” actress Keisha Castle-Hughes will play Obara Sand, Oberyn’s bastard daughters (who are referred to in Martin’s novels as the Sand Snakes) famed in Dorne as fearsome fighters.
Enzo Cilenti is set to play Yezzan, who was an extremely wealthy slave trader before Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen outlawed the slave trade in the East.
Pryce, whose extensive filmography includes Terry Gilliam’s landmark “Brazil,” “Tomorrow Never Dies” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl,” will portray the High Sparrow, a pious man who arrives in King’s Landing to minister to the lowest of society and whose adherents decry corruption. Readers familiar with Martin’s novels might expect his presence to have very serious ramifications for certain members of the ruling class.
Click through the image gallery above for a look at some of the actors who will be appearing on “Game of Thrones” and let us know what you think of the casting choices in the comments section below.
– Gina McIntyre | @LATHeroComplex
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