There’s a laundry list of reasons why the upcoming season of “Game of Thrones” is worth waiting for. Not only has the show enlisted 5 new veteran directors (with each directing 2 episodes of the series respectively), it has been said that there are even new locations for the show. The show is scheduled to start filming in October this year in Spain’s beautiful Seville and Osuna.

Perhaps the most exciting part of anticipating “Game of Thrones” Season 5’s news was the rumour that there would be an all-new cast and a new storyline, considering the fact that several important characters died in Season 4. And it was just confirmed at the “Game of Thrones” 2014 San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) panel!

Source: Getty / Kevin Winter
Source: Getty / Kevin Winter

HBO made the announcement, revealing a strong fifth season focus on the Martell family, a group of fearsome warriors from Dorne (all related to the recently departed Red Viper). The new members include:

  • Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell
  • Enzo Cilenti as Yezzan
  • Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell
  • Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Tyene Sand
  • Nell Tiger Free as Myrcella Baratheon
  • DeObia Oparei as Areo Hotah
  • Jonathan Pryce as the High Sparrow
  • Jessica Yu Li Henwick as Nymeria (“Nym”) Sand
  • Keisha Castle-Hughes as Obara Sand

Needless to say, it’s a dream come true for the newly cast actors/actresses. Here’s a video of the fresh faces excitedly gushing about joining the multiple award-nominated and multiple award-winning hit show:

Woot, woot! Party or what? More blood, more betrayal, bottles and bottles of Westeros wine, and some Martells to stir up drama. Season 5 of “Game of Thrones” is looking promising already!

Meanwhile, drama aside, a 2-minute blooper reel was also revealed during the GoT panel at the 2014 SDCC. The two-minute video combines the funniest moments of Season 4’s filming, including Tywin Lannister aka The Imp screwing up his lines, Jamie and Tyrion dance parties and lots of cursing.

Laughter is coming:

Also, these pictures* from the “Game of Thrones” 2014 San Diego Comic Con panel will make you wish that you were there:

*Source: Getty / Kevin Winter


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