Leaked Game of Thrones Season 5 Casting Sheet Reveals Multitude of Martells

Leaked Game of Thrones Season 5 Casting Sheet Reveals Multitude of Martells

Game of Thrones

Expect to see a lot more of the family and homeland of Prince Oberyn Martell and Ellaria Sand in the HBO hit's fifth year.

The men and women of Dorne are expected to be out in full force for the fifth season of Game of Thrones, thanks to a leaked casting sheet picked up by The Mary Sue and WinterIsComing.net. While the members of House Martell make up the bulk of the new characters revealed, a few non-Dornish are scheduled to crop up as well.

Those of you concerned with spoilers may want to avoid this list. For those of you unconcerned with teh spoilarz, WinterIsComing.net, lists the characters and their descriptions as follows:

Prince Doran Martell - Doran is described as the major new player this year, appearing in multiple episodes. The fiftysomething prince uses a wheelchair, is reclusive and rules wisely. It appears the show is looking to continue the trend it started with Pedro Pascal, and cast Latino actors for the Martell clan.

Prince Trystane Martell - Trystane, the handsome fiance of Princess Myrcella, is being aged up to 18.

Areo Hotah - Doran's personal bodyguard will appear throughout the season, assisting the prince with his duties. The show is particularly looking for a black actor to fill the role.

The Sand Snakes, Oberyn Martell's bastard daughters (with ages ranging 18-25):
Obara Sand - The eldest and most athletic Sand Snake will be having a major fight scene with a series regular character- not one who crosses her path in the books. This is an interesting change.

Nymeria Sand - Nymeria is described as "mixed race," with her father being the fairer Oberyn and her mother being darker skinned. The second oldest of these Sand Snakes, she's beautiful, emotional and very strong.

Tyene Sand - The youngest of the Sand Snakes that we meet uses her wits and seductive powers, and is less of a physical fighter than the other Sand Snakes. She is just as deadly as her sisters, however, but her weapon is poison.

WinterIsComing also notes that a character from George R.R. Martin's books, Dornish throne heir Arianne Martell, is not listed, though this might mean she's already been cast as opposed to being cut from the TV adaptation.

The other characters listed to appear are:

High Sparrow - The books' pious head of a religious movement will be appearing in several episodes in season 5.

Septa Unella - The show is looking for a character actress to play the imposing and unrelenting septa who spends a lot of time with a major series character next year.

Maggy the Frog- A fortune teller in A Feast for Crows, she'll be in one episode next year.

Lollys Stokeworth - Just last week in "Mockingbird," Bronn announced his intention to marry Lollys, whom Tyrion considers "dimwitted." It looks like the sellsword will still be around next year.

Yezzan - A sleazy Meereenese slave owner.

The Waif - The strange child from the books that Arya encounters will likely be played by an older actress, one in her later teens, and we understand the show is specifically looking for a woman of East Asian descent for the part.

The Mary Sue also mentions a recent Entertainment Weekly article about HBO looking to film some future Game of Thrones episodes in the Andalucia region of Spain. While EW couldn't divulge what part of Westeros Spain would stand in for, the smart money is on the hot, dry landscape of Dorne.

Source: The Mary Sue, WinterIsComing.net

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I wonder who's going to be playing Victarion. He's not in the list so they must have already cast him.
Right?
Riiiiiiiight?

...

Yeah this isn't really surprising since they're now finished with book 3. The Martells are everywhere in 4 and 5 but don't really show up before then, so to cast a bunch of them now makes a lot of sense.

hazabaza1:
I wonder who's going to be playing Victarion. He's not in the list so they must have already cast him.
Right?
Riiiiiiiight?

...

Man I hope so he's one of my favorite characters from the last two books. Given their casting thus far I imagine they'll get him right.

BraveSirRobin:

hazabaza1:
I wonder who's going to be playing Victarion. He's not in the list so they must have already cast him.
Right?
Riiiiiiiight?

...

Man I hope so he's one of my favorite characters from the last two books. Given their casting thus far I imagine they'll get him right.

Considering that he was being mentioned since book 2 and first shows up in book 4 at the Kingsmoot, I'm not entirely hopeful about him not being cut.
Considering how much they've already mucked about with the Ironborn I wouldn't be too surprised to see them replace/fuse his role with Yara/Asha, so long as

hazabaza1:
I wonder who's going to be playing Victarion. He's not in the list so they must have already cast him.
Right?
Riiiiiiiight?

...

They better have cast my Greyjoy bros. All 3 of them are key to the story in my opinion.

hazabaza1:
I wonder who's going to be playing Victarion. He's not in the list so they must have already cast him.
Right?
Riiiiiiiight?

...

According to my (totallyreliableandnotatallmadeup) sources, it might just be this guy right here:

Honestly? I'm surprisingly ok with this choice.

The only one that's really a cause for concern is Trystane being aged up, considering he's betrothed to Myrcella, a child barely older than Tommen, and in the books they're of an age and get on quite well. It's sweet when they're both 10, but if one's about 12 and the other's 18...

Arianna Martell not coming up is also mildly concerning, but I'd be amazed if they cut her. That'd be like dropping Maester Aemon. Quentyn Martell also seems to be missing. I guess it's possible they've merged him and Trystane like they did with the Tyrells, but Garlan and Willas don't have as much separate relevance to the plot as Trystane and Quentyn do.

Edit: I'm also curious about whether Arys Oakheart willturn up, considering most of the Kingsguard have been relegated to extras thus far, and they can't exactly roll him into Meryn Trant like they did with the others.

Infernai:

hazabaza1:
I wonder who's going to be playing Victarion. He's not in the list so they must have already cast him.
Right?
Riiiiiiiight?

...

According to my sources, it might just be this guy right here:

Honestly? I'm surprisingly ok with this choice.

Link?
Because while I like Ron Perlman, this sounds... a little awful.

endtherapture:

hazabaza1:
I wonder who's going to be playing Victarion. He's not in the list so they must have already cast him.
Right?
Riiiiiiiight?

...

They better have cast my Greyjoy bros. All 3 of them are key to the story in my opinion.

I guess this all depends if they're going to have the Kingsmoot or not. No casting for Victarion, no casing for Aeron, our only hope is that

and the other two will get introduced later on, or the casting list wasn't fully leaked/finished.

hazabaza1:

I guess this all depends if they're going to have the Kingsmoot or not. No casting for Victarion, no casing for Aeron, our only hope is that

and the other two will get introduced later on, or the casting list wasn't fully leaked/finished.

Or Vic/Euron/Aeron were all cast already.

Benjen Stark, Daario Naharis, Euron Greyjoy and Coldhands walk into a bar. He orders a drink.

I'm also wondering if they'd merged Quentyn with Trystan.

hazabaza1:

Infernai:

hazabaza1:
I wonder who's going to be playing Victarion. He's not in the list so they must have already cast him.
Right?
Riiiiiiiight?

...

According to my sources, it might just be this guy right here:

Honestly? I'm surprisingly ok with this choice.

Link?
Because while I like Ron Perlman, this sounds... a little awful.

Don't have one, I was kind of just joking around a bit with it.

I guess in retrospect I probably should make it more obvious I was joking, but bleh that's what happens when you write posts when you just wake up.

Apologies for any unintended unpleasantness.

On Mycella:

They may have had to age her up somewhat as well; she utterly has to be older than tomen, and Tomen is now a lot older - he's being played by 15 year old, so I'd be unsurprised if they jumped her to 16 or 17 (Given that she is supposed to be ballpark sansa's age, and sophie turner is about 17 now)

I am the only one who can see the guy that plays Heimdall in the Marvel movies as being the perfect fit for Hotah? He kind of nails that impassive but intimidating standing around thing that Hotah does.

endtherapture:

hazabaza1:

Infernai:

According to my sources, it might just be this guy right here:

and the other two will get introduced later on, or the casting list wasn't fully leaked/finished.

Or Vic/Euron/Aeron were all cast already.

That too. Hopefully.

endtherapture:

I'm also wondering if they'd merged Quentyn with Trystan.

I dunno about that.

Infernai:

Don't have one, I was kind of just joking around a bit with it.

I guess in retrospect I probably should make it more obvious I was joking, but bleh that's what happens when you write posts when you just wake up.

Apologies for any unintended unpleasantness.

Ah, alright. No unpleasantness, it just doesn't sound too unreasonable a possibility and jokes in text are hard to convey/understand.

Where's Arianna? She was one the POVs I was concerned about in the 4th book. Also, HBO, whatever you do, don't axe Victarion from the show. I really don't enjoy Greyjoy chapters and he managed to turn it around in one chapter during the 4th book.

I haven't started the 5th book so don't spoil anything to me.

Random Argument Man:
Where's Arianna? She was one the POVs I was concerned about in the 4th book. Also, HBO, whatever you do, don't axe Victarion from the show. I really don't enjoy Greyjoy chapters and he managed to turn it around in one chapter during the 4th book.

I haven't started the 5th book so don't spoil anything to me.

Yeah, she should definitely be there.

The other ones are no surprise however, it's likely they forgot to mention her.

Haven't read the main thread and haven't read anything else.

Could the title of this thread be changed to something that doesn't hint at something? Perhaps "Leaked GoT Season 5 Casting Sheet Characters"?

It feels like a spoiler to say "House X becomes a lot more relevant". Maybe not a spoiler, but it suggests things that somebody who has only watched the TV serious wouldn't know (and could never know without external knowledge).

Perhaps "Game of Thrones Season 5 Casting Sheet"?

hazabaza1:

endtherapture:

hazabaza1:

Or Vic/Euron/Aeron were all cast already.

That too. Hopefully.

endtherapture:

I'm also wondering if they'd merged Quentyn with Trystan.

I dunno about that.

Infernai:

Don't have one, I was kind of just joking around a bit with it.

I guess in retrospect I probably should make it more obvious I was joking, but bleh that's what happens when you write posts when you just wake up.

Apologies for any unintended unpleasantness.

Ah, alright. No unpleasantness, it just doesn't sound too unreasonable a possibility and jokes in text are hard to convey/understand.

If only there was another source for these revelations.

Like a book or something.

If posting spoilers on the Escapist is suddenly ok, then I can drop some hints as to what I think season 6 might contain?

Also, does the Season 5 casting list also include additional make up artists for zombie Catelyn Stark? Curious minds demand easy page clicks as an alternative to creating original content.

DJjaffacake:
The only one that's really a cause for concern in Trystane being aged up, considering he's betrothed to Myrcella, a child barely older than Tommen, and in the books they're of an age and get on quite well. It's sweet when they're both 10, but if one's about 12 and the other's 18...

Arianna Martell not coming up is also mildly concerning, but I'd be amazed if they cut her. That'd be like dropping Maester Aemon. Quentyn Martell also seems to be missing. I guess it's possible they've merged him and Trystane like they did with the Tyrells, but Garlan and Willas don't have as much separate relevance to the plot as Trystane and Quentyn do.

I thought that merging Trystane and Quentyn was quite a likely option for them, but it's weird for this merged character to be called Trystane rather than Quentyn, i.e. the guy who actually does some stuff.

I'm going to assume that the more significant Martells not mentioned have already been cast ages ago. Hopefully also the Greyjoys, I'd be disappointed if Balon's brothers aren't all in the show.

Also put Coldhands in the bloody show!

K12:

DJjaffacake:
The only one that's really a cause for concern in Trystane being aged up, considering he's betrothed to Myrcella, a child barely older than Tommen, and in the books they're of an age and get on quite well. It's sweet when they're both 10, but if one's about 12 and the other's 18...

Arianna Martell not coming up is also mildly concerning, but I'd be amazed if they cut her. That'd be like dropping Maester Aemon. Quentyn Martell also seems to be missing. I guess it's possible they've merged him and Trystane like they did with the Tyrells, but Garlan and Willas don't have as much separate relevance to the plot as Trystane and Quentyn do.

I thought that merging Trystane and Quentyn was quite a likely option for them, but it's weird for this merged character to be called Trystane rather than Quentyn, i.e. the guy who actually does some stuff.

I'm going to assume that the more significant Martells not mentioned have already been cast ages ago. Hopefully also the Greyjoys, I'd be disappointed if Balon's brothers aren't all in the show.

Also put Coldhands in the bloody show!

There is no way that they merge Trystane and Quentyn, in part because they will probably push back Quentyn's introduction to season six, in part because I feel they are advancing Dany's story very slowly.

Who I want to see implemented in the show is Victarion because he is simply a badass and would be a waste of his character if they don't introduce him.

Why are they looking for a black actor for the guy who's probably the lightest man in Dorne?

I mean if it's to diversify the cast more then I'd always thought of Obara as being darker skinned than Dornish, though not as dark as a summer islander.

But Hotah is from the Free Cities, and it's mentioned that he found the Dornish climate too hot when he first arrived there, it's kind of an odd decision to suddenly make him black.

I'm very happy to hear that they're going the extra mile with the Dorne castings, because for the longest while I thought it was just matter of deciding which of the Martells they would cut. I figured that we wouldn't be getting all of the three main Sand Snakes, and that Hotah was almost certainly getting axed (no pun intended), but this is good news. I'm also very, very happy to see that they're casting one of my favorite characters, the High Sparrow, for next season as well. I was counting on it happening, but I'm just glad it's official.

I will admit, though, that the lack of Greyjoys has me worried. It's probably just a matter of them not being on this specific list, or having already been cast, but I really hope they done cut out Victarion or Euron. I've heard theories that they may consolidate them into a single character, which would be awful, and I can't help but feel that if they can have all the Sand Snakes they can spare the time and money for two much more important characters.

GrimTuesday:

K12:

DJjaffacake:
The only one that's really a cause for concern in Trystane being aged up, considering he's betrothed to Myrcella, a child barely older than Tommen, and in the books they're of an age and get on quite well. It's sweet when they're both 10, but if one's about 12 and the other's 18...

Arianna Martell not coming up is also mildly concerning, but I'd be amazed if they cut her. That'd be like dropping Maester Aemon. Quentyn Martell also seems to be missing. I guess it's possible they've merged him and Trystane like they did with the Tyrells, but Garlan and Willas don't have as much separate relevance to the plot as Trystane and Quentyn do.

I thought that merging Trystane and Quentyn was quite a likely option for them, but it's weird for this merged character to be called Trystane rather than Quentyn, i.e. the guy who actually does some stuff.

I'm going to assume that the more significant Martells not mentioned have already been cast ages ago. Hopefully also the Greyjoys, I'd be disappointed if Balon's brothers aren't all in the show.

Also put Coldhands in the bloody show!

There is no way that they merge Trystane and Quentyn, in part because they will probably push back Quentyn's introduction to season six, in part because I feel they are advancing Dany's story very slowly.

Well you say that but Dany managed to take over the course of an afternoon. I think you're right actually and it's a good move for them to do that, the next season is going to introduce a lot of new important faces already so delaying one a bit is probably a good idea.

He might have a "hello, I'm Quentyn" style of intro but probably won't do very much.

What about Arys Oakheart? Has he been mentioned at any point in the show so far?

J Tyran:
I am the only one who can see the guy that plays Heimdall in the Marvel movies as being the perfect fit for Hotah? He kind of nails that impassive but intimidating standing around thing that Hotah does.

Wrong, the perfect cast would be Omar Sy.

 

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