HBO made its annual visit to the San Diego Comic Con today where they announced the nine new cast members set to join the show in the upcoming fifth season. The Dornish play a bit part in next season with seven of the new nine characters tied to the Martell family in some way.
The highest profile casting is that of film actor Jonathan Pryce who’ll play High Sparrow, the High Septon of the Faith of the Seven (essentially this world’s equivalent of the Pope). Also of note is “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Da Vinci’s Demons” star Alexander Siddig who’ll play Doran Martell, Oberyn’s older brother.
Rising young actor/musician Toby Sebastian (“After the Dark”) will play his son Trystane, while DeObia Oparei (“Dredd”) has been cast as Areo Hotah who serves as the captain of Doran’s guards. 15-year-old Nell Tiger Free (“Broken”) is also onboard as Myrcella Baratheon, Cersei’s daughter who has been living in Dorne since she was shipped off in the third season.
Jessica Henwick (“Silk”), Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (“The Family”) and Keisha Castle-Hughes (“Whale Rider”) are set to play Nymeria, Tyene and Obara respectively – Oberyn’s bastard children known as the ‘Sand Snakes’. Finally, one role outside of Dorne is that of Yezzan, a Yunkai trader whom Enzo Cilenti (“Prisoner’s Wives”) is set to play.