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?

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!