Meet the Sand Snakes

HBO has just released a new promo video showcasing the Sand Snakes.  The video gives a brief summary about the three Sand Snakes, from the actresses themselves - Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (Tyene Sand), Keisha Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand), and Jessica Henwick (Nymeria Sand).

Check out the video for yourself below.

So which Sand Snake are you most excited to see in the upcoming season?  

Official Look at the Sand Snakes

Along with several other images released from Entertainment Weekly this week, they have also released the first official images of the Sand Snakes.  The Sand Snakes - Obara Sand, Nymeria Sand, and Tyene Sand - are the three bastard daughters of Prince Oberyn Martell.

The Entertainment Weekly article gives a wonderful description of what we can expect to see from the Sand Snakes this season:

There's the eldest, Obara (Keisha Castle-Hughes, a Kiwi whose character takes after her dad by fighting with a spear), Nymeria (Jessica Henwick, a Brit who wields a bullwhip) and the youngest, crop-topped Tyene (Rosabell Laurenti Sellers, an Italian-American who gets stabby with double daggers).  "We haven't seen women like this on Game of Thrones," observes Castle-Hughes. "You have lone wolves like Arya and Brienne, and others like Daenerys or Cersei, who are politically strong surrounded by men.  But you haven't seen women who are strong together and who collaborate - which is a dangerous thing.  We're three girls who are violent and manipulative who are thirsty for Lannister blood." 

Rosabell Laurenti Sellers as Tyene Sand

Jessica Henwick as Nymeria Sand

Keisha Castle-Hughes as Obara Sand

So what do you think of the look of the Sand Snakes?  Do you have a favorite?  Whatever it is, let me know your thoughts about the Sand Snakes in the comments below!

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?  

The Sand Snakes Have Been Cast

The Sand Snakes Have Been Cast

Yesterday during Game of Thrones panel at the San Diego Comic Con we got a video showing us some of the new characters that'll be joining the ranks in season 5. The first few characters we'll be looking at Nymeria "Nym" Sand, Tyene Sand, and Obara Sand.  These are the main three Sand Snakes.  Now if you haven't read the books you might be asking yourself "who are the Sand Snakes?"  Simply enough the Sand Snakes are the bastard daughters of Oberyn Martell.  Nym, Tyene, and Obara, just happen to be the three oldest daughters.

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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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