Season 5 New Character & Locations

HBO has just released another behind-the-scenes video, this time talking about the new characters and locations in season 5 of Game of Thrones.  It's a bit odd to get a video talking about the new characters and locations half way through the season.  Nonetheless its still nice to get inside the heads of the creators, and hear their explanations and thoughts on each piece.  And the video shows us a few glimpses of a some scenes we have not seen yet - mainly on the Dornish side.  

The video focuses heavily on the new characters in Dorne: Doran Martell, Areo Hotah, and the Sand Snakes.  While also touching on one of the seasons new locations found in Dorne, the Water Gardens.  The video briefly covers the High Sparrow, and the House of Black and White. 

What did you think of this new behind-the-scenes video?  And which of these characters or locations are you most excited about seeing more of?

The Weapons of Dorne


We get a new look at the craftsmanship behind the weapons of Dorne.   This video takes us behind-the-scenes, with Weapons Master Tommy Dunne, looking at the weapons for Obara Sand, Nymeria Sand, Tyene Sand, and Areo Hotah.  

So whose weapon are you looking forward to see in action this season?  And what do you think of the overall look of these weapons?  

Areo Hotah Cast

Areo Hotah Cast

The next character we will be talking about from HBO's Season 5 - New Cast Members video is Areo Hotah.  Areo Hotah will be played by DeObia Oparei, who has previously appeared in films such as Dredd, Doom, Alien 3, and many more. Areo Hotah was described in HBO's press release as:

Areo Hotah is the long-serving captain of Doran Martell’s palace guard, renowned for his loyalty and his longaxe.

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Season 5 New Cast Members!

New Cast Members:

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

Click the links above to read my thoughts on these castings!


Season 5 Character Update

Thanks to a Winter Is Coming post we have a better idea as to some of the new characters we can expect to see in season 5 of Game of Thrones. With the recent news of HBO looking to film in Spain this next season this character update does a great deal to support the speculation that Spain will be used for shooting the Dornish scenes.

You can find all of the character information below the break, but be warned some of the information may be spoilerish.

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