The Game of Thrones Season 5 casting list has been leaked. The next season is planning on incorporating a lot of new characters, which is not very surprising considering the show is infamously filled with plenty of characters to begin with. HBO has confirmed the list is legitimate, confirming to their fans who David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are planning on bringing to the next anticipated season of Game of Thrones.
First, we start with Prince Doran Martell. His character is a fifty-something-year-old (and wheelchair-bound) prince. He is a wise and reclusive ruler, who is described as a major character in the upcoming season. His bodyguard, Are0 Hotah, will closely follow him. Next, viewers meet Prince Trystane. Trystane is the fiancé of Princess Myrcella Baratheon, who is the daughter of Cersei and Jaime Lannister. It has been a long time since viewers saw Princess Myrcella, and she has grown up a lot since then.
According to the Game of Thrones Season 5 casting leak, we will also meet the Sand family of Oberyn Martell’s bastard daughters. Oberyn is still relatively new to Game of Thrones, but is already very essential to the plot. Obara Sand is the oldest and toughest daughter. In the books, she has it out for Prince Doran Martell, so a big fight is bound to occur. Nymeria Sand is the second oldest. She is emotional but strong, and is described as mixed race. Tyene Sand is the youngest Sand daughter. She is less of a physical fighter than her sisters, and instead uses seduction and poison as her weapons of choice. All three sisters are a part of a group called the Sand Snakes, based on their common father’s nickname “The Red Viper.” There are much more than three sisters in the books, but of course, the show does not have time for everyone.
Viewers will also be meeting a character called The Waif. Arya meets this strange child on her adventures, but the show is rumored to perceive her as a teenage woman of possible East Asian descent. Septa Unelle is, of course, a Septa. In the book she works for Margaery Tyrell, but whomever she works for in the show, she will surely be a loyal character. There was mention of a Lolly Stokeworth in season four’s episode Mockingbird, and the audience will meet her in season five. Bronn intents to marry the apparently dimwitted and ugly daughter from a noble house. The leak also mentions a fortune teller named Maggy the Frog, Yezzan the slave owner, and High Sparrow, who is a leader of a radical religious movement.
The Game of Thrones Season 5 cast leak is an exciting preview of the next season to come in this epic medieval adventure. Since season five will be the first full season that will not necessarily follow the books, fans will be relieved to see which characters will not be leafed in pages. The show has so many characters and there will easily be more roles to come as the next season continues to develop. Viewers look forward to the last few episodes as season 4 of Game of Thrones grinds to an end.
By Morgan Louchen