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Game of Thrones Season 4 may have skipped a week, but that doesn't mean there isn't some juicy Game of Thrones details to sink your teeth into. Today, we have seen a set of detailed descriptions for new Season 5 characters.

If you do not want to have information about the next season of [Game of Thrones](movie:817617), then it's perhaps best you do not read on. Having said that, the descriptions are not too spoilery.

In Season 4, we met two of the citizens of Dorne, Prince Oberyn Martell and his saucy lover, Ellaria Sand. However, from the looks of these descriptions, we can expect to meet many more characters from the sunny land. This would also coincide with rumors that the fantasy series will be heading to Spain for filming next year.

Check out the descriptions, provided by WinterIsComing below:

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.
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.

Of course, this is by no means an exhaustive list and additional characters can be expected, especially considering A Feast For Crows, the book on which season is based, visits many new areas. From what we understand, these are roles which have yet to be cast.

Last week's episode of Game of Thrones, which was expected to feature a highly anticipated fight between Oberyn Martell and The Mountain, was postponed due to the Memorial Weekend in the US. The series will resume with the seventh episode of Season 4 this Sunday.

What do you think? Are you excited to see new places and characters, or do you think Game of Thrones is already expansive enough? Let us know below.


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