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Comic-Con: 'Game of Thrones' Announces New Cast Members for Season 5

July 26, 2014 (2:00 am) GMT
These new additions will take such roles as a powerful religious leader in King's Landing, Prince Oberyn Martell's brother and daughters.

"" introduced the new faces in season 5 when taking over Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con International on Friday, July 25. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weis unveiled a video where new cast members such as Jonathan Pryce and Alexander Siddig reveal their roles and share their excitement to be part of the show.

Pryce will play the High Sparrow, a powerful religious leader in King's Landing. Siddig is cast as Doran Martell, the older brother of the late Prince Oberyn Martell. The casting news also includes a recasting of Myrcella Baratheon, Cersei's daughter, who was previously portrayed by Aimee Richardson.

Many of the new characters are Prince Oberyn's relatives as the show will shift part of its focus to the Kingdom of Dorne following the gruesome death of the Red Viper. The Dorne scenes will be largely shot in Spain.

Also at the panel, they shared a bloopers reel from season 4. The panelist, which also included "Thrones" book author George R.R. Martin, as well as stars , , , , , , Rory McCann, , John Bradley and , didn't say much about season 5, but the showrunners said that Stannis Baratheon would play a significant role in the next installment after helping the Night's Watch in the battle against the wildlings.

New cast members of "Game of Thrones" and their roles:

"Game of Thrones" Introduces New Cast Members for Season 5:

"Game of Thrones" Season 4 Bloopers:


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