“Game of Thrones” churns through new characters every season, a byproduct of its bloody nature.
“My reputation for killing is exaggerated,” author George R.R. Martin said during the show’s panel Friday, arguing that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are far bloodier. “I may only be the second ranked murderer on the panel.”
The show will welcome nine new characters for season five:
Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell, the ruling lord of Dorne and brother to Prince Oberyn Martell, who was killed at the end of season four.
Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell, Prince Doran’s son.
Nell Tiger Free as Myrcella Baratheon, the eldest child of Cersei Lannister and Trystane’s future wife.
Deobia Oparei as Areo Hotah, the captain of Doran’s palace guard.
Enzo Cilenti as Yezzan, a wealthy slave trader.
Jessica Henwick as Nymeria Sand, one of Oberyn’s bastard daughters.
Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Tyene Sand, another daughter of Oberyn’s.
Keisha Castle-Hughers as Obara Sand, the eldest bastard daughter of Oberyn.
Jonathan Pryce as High Sparrow, a pious man who secures a large following in King’s Landing.
You can watch all of the castmembers introduce themselves here: